There’s just under a fortnight until Christmas now, and I am starting to get a bit twitchy about my abject failure to get my Christmas shopping done. If you’re in the same boat and need something for a rower (or indeed a cox or coach) in your life, or if you just need some cheering up […]
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With the festive thang still going strong chez Girl on the River, I have more Christmas goodies for you! This time it’s a Crewroom beanie worth £12, and there are two up for grabs so you have even more chance of winning. I’m a big fan of the hat for winter rowing (and coxing, […]
Girl on the River is in a pretty festive mood this year. The first gift guide is already up on the blog, I’m planning my Christmas video (oh yeah – watch out Band Aid) and I’ve even done some Christmas baking. So it’s definitely time to start giving and receiving. In the first of my […]
A rummage through the Girl on the River archives unearthed an old post about health and fitness Twitter stereotypes. I thought it might be fun to run it again and to add a couple at the end to bring it up to date. Can you recognise yourself? 1. The Caveman This tweeter is All Man […]
Exciting news, river-lovers! Girl on the River has made the finals in the Bloggers’ Lounge Blog Awards 2014, in the health and fitness category. That means I’ve been chosen by the judges as one of the top five health and fitness bloggers, so as you can imagine I’m pretty damned pleased. It doesn’t end there, […]
Posted in Uncategorized on Aug 25th, 2014
It had been a long time in coming. 35 long, hard, disappointing races, to be precise. But when the Monmouth boat crossed the line in the final of the WD4+ at Ross Regatta yesterday all the blood, sweat and tears finally melted away. There it was. We had won. Actually won. Nobody stepped forward to […]
By rights I shouldn’t really be smiling. At the end of two hard races, I came home empty-handed from yesterday’s British Masters’ Champs (better known as Nat Vets), and that’s something that would normally have me sobbing gently as I licked my wounds.
Posted in Uncategorized on Apr 30th, 2014
I am incredibly flattered to have been shortlisted for the Rowperfect Rowing Blogger of the Year awards. Each week another great rowing blog seems to pop up, so I am more delighted than ever to have made the shortlist. Especially as it’s in the athlete category. Alongside, you know, Proper Athletes. The other two bloggers […]
Another month, another injury. This time it’s been a return to the old rotator cuff problem that bothered me a couple of years ago. Thankfully this time I acted fast as soon as I felt it flaring up and have stepped back from rowing and erging for a few weeks. Now you might think that […]
I have a lot in common with my rowing machine – a slightly rusty Concept 2 Model B. Its heyday, much like mine, was the late 80s. Its once smooth exterior is now a bit rough in places. Its action occasionally gets stiff, especially when it’s damp outside, and it could probably benefit from a […]