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Deciding to finally jump in here!

Post by PinkTulip » January 20th, 2020, 9:40 pm

Hi ladies - somehow the Women’s Forum seems like a “safer” place for me to post. :D I bought my C2 in 2016 and have been relatively sporadic in my rowing - some months of being super regular, and then other periods of hardly rowing at all. Over the last several months, I am back on the case and am finally in a place in life where I can see it being a regular part of my routine.

I am not a fast rower at all - I do it more for overall fitness, and am trying to lose 20 pounds in 2020. My average 500 m pace is around 2:40, but I love to turn on a good movie or TV show and go for 30-45 minutes at a time. I met the 100,000 m Holiday Challenge, and am on track to do 100,000 m again in January. My goal is to do that every month this year.

Anyway, I just wanted to jump in here and introduce myself. I get a lot of motivation from reading about others’ successes and hope to learn a lot from you.

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Re: Deciding to finally jump in here!

Post by Citroen » January 21st, 2020, 5:48 am

The Women's section is a dead backwater of this forum where nobody looks in.

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Re: Deciding to finally jump in here!

Post by hjs » January 21st, 2020, 7:44 am

PinkTulip wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Hi ladies - somehow the Women’s Forum seems like a “safer” place for me to post. :D I bought my C2 in 2016 and have been relatively sporadic in my rowing - some months of being super regular, and then other periods of hardly rowing at all. Over the last several months, I am back on the case and am finally in a place in life where I can see it being a regular part of my routine.

I am not a fast rower at all - I do it more for overall fitness, and am trying to lose 20 pounds in 2020. My average 500 m pace is around 2:40, but I love to turn on a good movie or TV show and go for 30-45 minutes at a time. I met the 100,000 m Holiday Challenge, and am on track to do 100,000 m again in January. My goal is to do that every month this year.

Anyway, I just wanted to jump in here and introduce myself. I get a lot of motivation from reading about others’ successes and hope to learn a lot from you.
Just post in the General forum, overall there are few woman, but really there is nothing to fear. Everybody is welcome, fast, slow, m f, young older :wink:

And welcome :wink:

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Re: Deciding to finally jump in here!

Post by Dangerscouse » January 21st, 2020, 7:53 am

PinkTulip wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Hi ladies - somehow the Women’s Forum seems like a “safer” place for me to post. :D I bought my C2 in 2016 and have been relatively sporadic in my rowing - some months of being super regular, and then other periods of hardly rowing at all. Over the last several months, I am back on the case and am finally in a place in life where I can see it being a regular part of my routine.

I am not a fast rower at all - I do it more for overall fitness, and am trying to lose 20 pounds in 2020. My average 500 m pace is around 2:40, but I love to turn on a good movie or TV show and go for 30-45 minutes at a time. I met the 100,000 m Holiday Challenge, and am on track to do 100,000 m again in January. My goal is to do that every month this year.

Anyway, I just wanted to jump in here and introduce myself. I get a lot of motivation from reading about others’ successes and hope to learn a lot from you.
Welcome to the forum. Don't be afraid of posting in the general forum, we are a very supportive bunch and we encourage everyone.

We all have different aims and targets so don't consider yourself as not being very fast, it's all relative and if it ticks all your boxes then that is all that matters.
46 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: Deciding to finally jump in here!

Post by jackarabit » January 21st, 2020, 5:19 pm

The Fierce Priestesses of Rowing subforum is what you make it, ladies.

And, in the end
The love ❤️ you take
Is equal to the ❤️ you make.
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Re: Deciding to finally jump in here!

Post by Slothful1 » January 26th, 2020, 5:13 pm

PinkTulip wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Hi ladies - somehow the Women’s Forum seems like a “safer” place for me to post. :D I bought my C2 in 2016 and have been relatively sporadic in my rowing - some months of being super regular, and then other periods of hardly rowing at all. Over the last several months, I am back on the case and am finally in a place in life where I can see it being a regular part of my routine.

I am not a fast rower at all - I do it more for overall fitness, and am trying to lose 20 pounds in 2020. My average 500 m pace is around 2:40, but I love to turn on a good movie or TV show and go for 30-45 minutes at a time. I met the 100,000 m Holiday Challenge, and am on track to do 100,000 m again in January. My goal is to do that every month this year.

Anyway, I just wanted to jump in here and introduce myself. I get a lot of motivation from reading about others’ successes and hope to learn a lot from you.
If you feel like joining a team, the Forum Flyers are a friendly bunch and always looking more ladies to prop up the Cross Team Challenge boats. Look for our team thread in the Teams section of the forum, and pop in to say hi if you'd like to join.

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Re: Deciding to finally jump in here!

Post by Yankeerunner » January 27th, 2020, 11:39 am

I'd like to second Slothful1's excellent suggestion/invitation. We Forum Flyers don't have enough Tulips of any color on the team yet. We need you!

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Re: Deciding to finally jump in here!

Post by Admers » January 27th, 2020, 2:23 pm

Hello there PinkTulip and apologies for not replying sooner; after almost catching up with post-Christmas correspondence, I am now suffering from ( if only temporarily ) a bad case of keyboard fatigue. :roll: :wink:

I do understand your preference for posting on the Women’s Forum, if this is where you feel more comfortable. If though, you do not wish to venture out of this domain, as you can see, there are plenty of helpful, well mannered and knowledgeable gentlemen who are happy to offer their advice. :)

There are also those whose ‘ bark is worse than their bite ‘ - I’m told that saying, “ sit “ then tickling their ears and offering them a biscuit, usually works wonders. :wink:

Well done for being “ back on the case ‘ with your rowing.👍👏🏼

I’m going to have to keep this message short but I will be back here in the next couple of days. In the meantime, great going with the January Challenge - I didn’t have time to row today but should be back communing with Darth Vader ( my pet name for our erg ) tomorrow.

Jill :)

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Re: Deciding to finally jump in here!

Post by Admers » February 1st, 2020, 10:56 am

Hello again Pink Tulip.

Initially, I took up rowing in order to lose weight and improve my poor level of fitness. Almost six years on ( and not a fast rower either ) I’m still enjoying the sport and apart from the occasional few pounds fluctuation in my weight, still keeping off the 70 pounds that erging helped me to lose.

There is so much dietary advice out there, some of it a bit wacky or contradictory and anything that appears to be a ‘ quick fix , no effort required ‘ will probably not work. Your plan of a steady and realistic loss of one and a half to two pounds a month sounds sensible and sustainable.

If you are planning on a 100,000m a month goal, then you might find the Mud Madness Challenge a tempting way of keeping you occupied throughout March?

PinkTulip, good luck with your planned rowing endeavours and I hope that you will keep motivated and have a successful year. If you can, then please keep us updated about your progress. :)

jackarabit wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 5:19 pm
by jackarabit » January 21st, 2020, 10:19 pm

The Fierce Priestesses of Rowing subforum is what you make it, ladies.

And, in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the you make.


Jack, I have taken on board your very gentle warning/reproof. :) The challenge threads have a limited lifespan and for various reasons, there will be past contributors who no longer row, or prefer to post on their team or the main forum. Other social media platforms might also account for less activity on here.

I have been told and have read ( a male source on both occasions ) that some men enjoy reading women's forums. 🤔 Mmmm ... :) :wink:

Jill :)

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Re: Deciding to finally jump in here!

Post by jackarabit » February 1st, 2020, 12:41 pm

Jill, sometimes I’m out and about, burying bones and putting vermin on notice, and just happen to jump the fence into Title 9 territory. :P Gotta say the guys do enjoy being alone together! Mutual admiration society mostly, lots of techspeak, undergrad science, competitive tailfeather preening. No idea why women don’t flock up on fitness forums. Better things to do maybe or more of them?
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Re: Deciding to finally jump in here!

Post by graycyn » February 4th, 2020, 12:32 pm

Hi, PinkTulip!

Don't worry, you are faster than I am! Practically everyone is. I think I'm dead last on the Concept 2 rankings for 500m. :D

Doesn't matter though, I love doing it!
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