Exercise-too much of a good thing?
- By: Iain McNamara
“The credit belongs to those actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, the worthy cause they spend themselves in; who at the best know the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt
Watching the 1999 boat race (Oxford students versus Cambridge students) proved very difficult. For 10 months I had trained hard in the hope that I would be selected for one of the crews. I raced with Oxford University Boat Club at Henley in July and at the national rowing championship three weeks later in what was to be the final event before the summer break. Unfortunately, my brief rowing career came to a sudden halt.
I had been feeling very