Several years ago, my friend Elizabeth Burke and I rowed twice a week through the Seattle winter. We ventured out without fail as dawn was breaking - rowing two single shells or a double. We'd row from the Fremont Bridge to the Chittenden Locks and back, or maybe across Lake Union and on to Lake Washington. Sometimes we'd come back to our home at the Lake Washington Rowing Club and wipe the ice off our boats. But we always came back with an irrefutable sense of moral superiority! We'd done it again!

Rowing - particularly Rowing Through the Winter - provides a richness of metaphors...instructive in my life as a Family Physician and the Home Dialysis CarePartner for my profoundly ill husband, Steve Williams. Now that Steve is gone, rowing reminds me of consistency and focus - so critical during grieving. Rowing requires balance, as does my life.

Row with me this winter. Linda Gromko, MD

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

LWRC Welcomes Queen Anne Medical Weight Loss!

Lake Washington Rowing Club is hosting a special event for Queen Anne Medical Weight Loss - the Weight Loss portion of my family practice, Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC.

Our intention is to introduce our participants to various physical activities - with the hope of making exercise more accessible.

Our "Experience Rowing Event" will take place on Sunday, May 1 from- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

So cheer us on if you see us! We need all the encouragement we can get!

Take care,
Linda Gromko, MD

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