We’ve all felt it from time to time. That moment when getting out of bed is that little bit more difficult than normal. Perhaps we’ve had a bad night’s sleep, need to be up super early or been out for a party the night before. Imagine how tough it is to get out of bed after nearly 3 months rowing 2 hours before resting for 2 hours. Always being woken up every 2 hours to crawl out of the cabin to row hard on the oars in all sorts of conditions. In most sports bad weather halts play, not in ocean rowing. It’s raining, you row. The wind is blowing hard, you row. The waves are huge and smashing into the boat, you row. The only time you get a rest is if a headwind forces you onto the parachute anchor, and then deep sleep is unlikely as there’s always the chance the wind could turn around, meaning you’d be needed on the oars almost without warning.
After living like this for weeks and months extreme fatigue is bound to set in at some point.
From what we can decipher from Tom’s latest audio blog that point has definitely arrived, although he may not have the eloquence to describe how he is feeling in detail.
But there is great news. There is something that you can do to help our carrot-topped hero. We know that the things that help to keep Tom bouncy and full of the joie de vie are food, messages of support and donations to the Brain Tumour Charity. So if you haven’t yet your support for Team Ocean Valour then now is the ideal time. Just text OVGB55 £10 to 70070 or visit their Just Giving Page. Thank you!