After so much personal anticipation, it finally happened! On the 10th of this month, I was able to partake in the 2017 Qatar Dragon Boat Festival which was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel’s beach.
My adrenaline was rushing prior to the start of the races and my heart was pumping intensely due to nervousness since I was unsure of how I would perform once the races commence. Seeing all the other teams there did not help as everyone looked intimidating & seemed like they would kick our behinds! The good thing though is that my team was there to still encourage me and erase all my doubts.
This was my first experience ever competing in a team sport & it was definitely amazing. Sadly, our team did not win any medals or shiny trophies but my spirit was not defeated. All I ever want to do now is just to train more & push myself harder.
The lesson I have gained is to never let losing stop you from ever trying again because the real loss is just to simply give up completely. #neverthrowinthetowel
Anyway, here’s a short vlog of that day and apologies it took me so long to post it! 🙂