Saturday at the Races

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Originally uploaded by dchurbuck.

This is Lake Cochichewick in North Andover. I spent three long springs on this lake rowing at the Brooks School. An all-boys school in Massachusetts. This is a cold, rough place that taught me the true meaning of the term: “pain builds character.”

Whenever I feel physically challenged I think back to the last 100 yards of a lung-busting crew race down these waters, hands bleeding, soaked in near-freezing water, and I always know that nothing will be as horrible.

This picture was taken while I watched my daughter (National High School Champion rower in 2005) scrimmage against Nobles & Greenough.

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

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