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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fall Rowing Challenge
September 15–October 15, 2008
The Fall Rowing Challenge (FRC) runs every year between September 15–October 15. Follow the directions below on how to participate!
The Details
Each team rows as many meters as they can collectively between 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET), September 15 and 12:00 a.m. ET, October 15.
This is a team challenge. You must belong to a team to participate. This is not the same as your club affiliation in your profile. See "How To Join a Team" below.
Teams must consist of at least two (2) people.
All teams wanting to participate in the FRC must be signed up by midnight ET September 30.
All team members must be added to their teams by midnight ET on September 30. No team members can be added after September 30.
New this year: Team members may only be deleted from the team before midnight ET on September 30. No team members can be deleted after September 30.
Only indoor rower meters count (no water meters please).
Meters must be entered online. Because of the large number of participants in the challenge, we cannot accept results via phone, fax or email. We suggest that any members who have access to the Internet create their own profile so that they can enter their own results.
Meters rowed each week should be entered no later than midnight ET on Friday of that week. This works on the honor system. It makes it fair and fun for everyone if you can watch the progress of the teams that you are competing against.
Deadline for entering meters: October 18, 2008 at midnight ET.
Who Can Participate
Teams must be an established "club," under one of the following divisions:
1. Health Club
3. JCC
4. School Rowing Team/Club
5. Rowing Club
6. Corporate Fitness
7. Military
8. Correctional Facility
9. Rehab Center or Hospital Program
Virtual, long-distance, purely electronic groupings of rowers and people and/or individuals not affiliated with a club will be allowed, but will not be eligible for prizes. Additionally, only clubs located in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to receive prizes.
Team placements in all divisions will be posted online throughout the duration of the challenge. There will be separate Honor Boards for each club division, so you can compare your club’s performance with other similar clubs.
Incentives and Rewards
Details about 2008 Fall Rowing Challenge prizes coming soon!
1. Clubs with at least 10 members on their team where each team member has rowed at least 100,000 meters will be entered into a drawing to win the club's choice of a new Model D or Model E Indoor Rower!
2. All participants rowing at least 100,000 meters will receive Concept2 wristbands (2 per person).
3. All participants rowing at least 200,000 meters will receive a Concept2 reusable canvas grocery bag.
4. All participants will also be able to purchase a limited edition Fall Rowing Challenge T-shirt through More details on the shirt will follow.
5. Specially designed certificates of completion will be available via download to all participants at the end of the event.
1. Virtual teams and their participants are not eligible to receive shipped prizes.
2. Indoor rower prizes are only available for clubs in the U.S. & Canada as we cannot ship the rowers overseas.
How to Join a Team
1. Establish an Online Logbook if you haven't already (it's FREE!). To establish an online logbook for yourself, visit the ONLINE LOGBOOK HOME PAGE, click Register under New Users and follow the directions. All of your meters must be entered into your Online Logbook.
2. Click Teams at the top of the logbook window and follow the instructions.
• You may only belong to one team.
• If you do not have access to a computer but want to participate as a team member, contact your Team Captain and ask if they would enter your meters for you. Due to the popularity of this challenge, we strongly encourage you to create your own Online Logbook and log your own meters to keep the workload manageable for the Team Captains.
• To communicate with teams, visit the FRC TEAM CHALLENGE FORUM

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GOALBY66 9/15/2008 1:57AM

    I am on the Saratoga Springs YMCA team. We are the defending champions of the FRC! :D

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CAYANNEWOMAN 9/15/2008 12:45AM

    I'm sorry - I'm a little slow at reading and understanding. I live in the northern part of Los Angeles - do I have to find someone in my area?

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
"A good life is not founded upon a rigid set of rules or formulas, but requires suppleness and strength as we move beyond our tendencies."
- Dan Millman

The Laws of Success
"The Law of Compensation: The universe is completely balanced and in perfect order. You will always be compensated in full for everything you do. You will get out what you put in. You can have more because you can contribute more."
- Brian Tracy

Words of Wisdom
"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."
- Richard Buckminster Fuller

The Power of Appreciation
"Practice, practice, practice. Don't waste your time or energy getting overwhelmed or trying hard to be grateful; just play with it and see what works best for you."
- Mike Robbins

"He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him."
Proverbs 14:2 NIV

Follow Your Path
Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move.
-Paulo Coelho

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ZESTYLADY 9/14/2008 10:35PM

    So many of these speak to me. Thanks!

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Making a Choice, Being Responsible, Fate, Gratitude Rocks, My Refuge

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
"Once you make your choice, do it with all your spirit. When you sit, sit; when you stand, stand; whatever you do, don’t wobble.

The Laws of Success
"The Law of Responsibility: You are where you are and what you are because of you. You are fully responsible for everything you are, everything you have, and everything you become."
- Brian Tracy

Words of Wisdom
"Thy fate is the common fate of all. Into each life some rain must fall."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Power of Appreciation
"Positive practice: Use a gratitude rock. I heard about this through a wonderful documentary called The Secret. Find a small rock that you like. Place it in your pocket or purse and leave it there. Every time you reach your hand into your pocket during the day, think of something that you're grateful for."
- Mike Robbins

"But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble."
- Psalms 59:16 NIV


Which Beast Will I Feed?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tonight I heard the story told of the grandfather talking to his grandson about the two beast that lived within him. One was a fierce wolf that was always angry, suspicious, full of hatred, always look back, carrying grudges, and wanting to hurt people. The other was a beautiful dog who was happy, faithful, loved people, always looking forward to greeting friends, always had a cheerful disposition. The grandfather explained that these two beast were fighting for control of his life. The little boy listen in awe with a touch of fear and asked which one will win? The Grandfather replied, the one that I feed.

I all of our lives we have the choice of two views of the world. If we look for anger, hatred, dishonesty, etc, it is readily abundant. But if we look for people who love others, who are helpful, selfless, we can also find those. How we see the world is how we act towards it and how we act towards the world, determines how it will act towards us. It is ultimately our choice.

I have heard this story several times before in my life, but tonight, I heard it as for the first time as I recognized the beasts that the grandfather was talking about. These beast live within me too. Which shall I feed? Everyday I make choices about which one do I feed: fear or faith and hope. Only one can be fed at a time. The one that I feed will grow stronger and eventually the one that is not fed will starve and not be strong enough to survive. Every moment is a choice. Choose wisely!

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ZESTYLADY 9/13/2008 11:21AM

    Amen to that! May the beast sleep!

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RENA1965 9/13/2008 2:34AM

    In the long run we shape our lifes,
we shape ourselves.
The process never endes until we die.
And the choices we make
are ultimately our responsiblities..

Yeah feed that beast carefully and mindfully. I have learned alot about this subject.

Comment edited on: 9/13/2008 2:32:49 AM

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Friday, September 12, 2008

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome."
-Booker T. Washington, Educator

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
"Any action has its rewards and consequences, its pleasures and its price. Responsibility means taking both into account. Then making a decision."
- Dan Millman

The Laws of Success
"The Law of Control: You feel positive about yourself to the degree to which you feel you are in control of your own life. Health, happiness, and high performance begin with your taking complete control over your thinking, your actions and your circumstances in the world around you."
- Brian Tracy

Words of Wisdom
"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those."
- Michael Nolan

"Positive practice: Ask people what they're grateful for. Throughout the course of your day, ask people what they're grateful for. It takes a little bit of courage, because someone could laugh at you. However, most people will love the question and will enjoy answering."
- Mike Robbins

"The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down."
- Proverbs 14:1 NIV


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