This post could also be called: What I currently suck at (i.e. what I'm determined to ace)
Time for a little real talk around here, yes? Yes. I'm struggling hard with one thing at work. Throwing lines. Nailing it I am not.
Sports? Could care less. Throwing a ball? Meh, I think I'll watch. Catch something? MmmKkkkk...if you're lucky.
I was totally the kid at the neighborhood Easter baseball game who was allowed unlimited pitches. I remember one year being mortified and just wishing they'd strike me out....see ya later I'm outta here. Except no, I had to try again and again until I finally hit it and made it to first.
Needless to say, throwing mooring lines (which are a decent amount of heavy) and snagging a bitt on the dock is not coming easy. Throwing a heaving line that actually makes it up the the barge? Also not coming easy.
I'm determined that by the end of the summer (preferably way freaking sooner than the end of summer) I start acing it.
I work on it every day...and my arms are killing me...hahahaha!!!
Here's the training program:
I currently have a 'heaving line arms' exercise routine because truth, my arm muscles are almost non existent.
I also throw the line every time even though someone is standing behind me because the odds are good I won't make it. I have made it. For the record, when I made it the whole crew cheered :). Since I made it once we know it's possible and now I'm working on refining my technique.
I have a practice line on the stern. Sometimes I go back there and just wing it around a bit to build strength and see if I can figure out what's going to work for me.
The struggle is real friends, the struggle is real.
It's also invigorating to have a challenge.
Here's to making the toss more often then not!!!!