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Life as a Lightweight

Posted by: Emily Beers

When I rowed in university, I generally avoided the lightweight rowers. 

They tended to be stressed out and uptight all the time, and I don’t blame them. They wandered through their days hungry. I remember one lightweight in particular, who was trying to shed 20 pounds in 20 days so she would make weight at the upcoming regatta, setting a “Three-S” rule for herself: When she was hungry, her options were to shower, sleep, or have sex.

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