Bathed in sweat, bent over and gasping for breath, Lungs burning, the athlete might have wondered aloud if this is what death must feel like. In time, this same athlete will surely realize the opposite. Indeed, this is what life feels like.
"Rowers… can do it all, and they can do it well. Joining the rowing team will be the greatest decision you will ever make, if you choose to accept the harsh realities of the sport. By doing so, you will understand the incalculable value of an indomitable spirit—and you will learn, above all, that your achievements in life are limited only by the magnitude of your drive to achieve them." - Amy Yao // Huffington Post