Each day we will cover about 12 miles, a good row but not painful. We will gather in the evenings for conversation, good food and good beer. It will truly be rowing for pleasure, as long as the rain keeps off, as it did a couple of years back.
Just as I strapped the oars on the roof rack, I got an approach from the dark side.
I'm writing because you've been identified as one of the top 100 bloggers in the fitness, multi-sport or well-being space worth talking to. We have gone into great detail and effort to look through your site, make sure that your point of view and quality of content was on par with our initiative. Which brings me to why I'm writing.
We are introducing a web-based series for fitness and multi-sport enthusiasts called Crossing The Line, with world champion rower, triathlete and fitness presenter, Josh Crosby. Within a few seconds of watching it, you'll see why we already have good buzz; it's high quality, engaging content.I'm very flattered at being identified as one of the top 100 bloggers in the 'fitness, multi-sport or well-being space', or in anything really, but I suspect they haven't actually read my words.
We have free cases of Gatorade's new GSERIES FIT product line, a free subscription to Rowing News magazine, athletic accessories and other freebies.
Josh Crosby is a fine man in many respects but he is the opposite of everything this blog stands for.
He wants to get fit for the sake of it.
He eats carbs, proteins and fats. Not food.
He is a 'member of the fitness community', not a member of the human race.
So I think I may decline his kind offer. I am not at all sure what Gatorade is, but it sounds as though it is made in a factory in somewhere like Birmingham and is unfit for human consumption. I suspect it may not even have any alcohol in it, unlike beer which is scientifically proven to be the best drink for rowers.
Sorry Josh, but no. If you happen to be around Chichester way, drop by and come for a leisurely paddle round the harbour and pint afterwards. You are are in the chair.
A message for Goran Buckhorn, Swede, oarsman and nice chap: here is my reading matter for the week.