How did I get into dragon boat?
Let's start with saying that I am not an athletics person at all. I did a couple of cardio classes here and there but nothing serious or long term. Dragon boat was one of the main random things on my bucket list that I wanted to try out. A friend of a friend was on a dragon boat team and said I could come try it out at the end of summer 2016. Scheduling wasn't working out with already planned vacations.
Come January/February - crazy friend was doing winter training with Pennsylvania Dragon Boat Club - getting some free workouts in. When I got back from Arizona, I decided to join the free workout. To be totally honest, I went thinking I was just going to get a free workout in and get dragon boat checked off my bucket list. After the first day working out with them, I was strongly convinced that I would like these people - lucky them =P
Why did I officially join?
The team felt like a family from the very first day I met them. Lots of teams and groups say that but I actually felt it. Everyone was extremely encouraging and welcoming to the newbies and each other. With such a big group, it was refreshing to not feel like mean girls.
Except for the protective big brothers. One of the babies of the group has a boo she started talking to. Of course the big brothers needed an intimidating "if you hurt her" picture to send to the guy XD
Why am I still here?
Well, it hasn't even been a year yet and I just finally started getting into the mindset of working out and eating somewhat healthy - but the commitment and energy of the team is what is keeping me around the most.
I am so thankful to have meet this supportive, dedicated, kind of dorky, pho loving group of people and have them be a part of my life!
Plus, they said they would train me to do my one pull up. Another bucket list item =P Oh and I get urges to work on the erg machine all the time now - who does that!