I began rowing in 2011 when I began my undergraduate career at SUNY Stony Brook. With no prior athletic experience, rowing made me discover my love for fitness and regiment and improve all aspects of my life. I began using the online logbook during winter training for my coach, Jeff Nelson, to see every workout that I had done at home. Now, I try to have an erg available wherever I am and log every workout. I am working at a sleep away camp this summer and have borrowed an erg from the team to use in the mornings at camp—I like these machines that much!
I am new to the sport, but the community and gratification of rowing has inspired me to make this a lifelong hobby.