I must say, I just finished watching Michael Phelps win his 8th gold medal, but I feel that the other team members of the USA who has won medals also deserve an additional medal for class. I can’t imagine what it would be like to know I am an Olympic athlete, have great times, and am one of 4 people on a team relay and having to answer questions like “did you win this one for Michael?”, or be referred to as “Team Phelps” come on! They deserve to win too! Other people have talent too! Don’t get me wrong, I was cheering him on too, and I am a big fan of Phelps talent and thrilled that he has that record under his belt, he worked hard for it, and I’m proud of him. But the style and grace that all the other members of the team took the questions of the dimwitted reporters is incredibly noteworthy, including Phelps. All the guys on the team were excited for what Phelps had accomplished, and they did a great job of taking their hat off to Phelps while still sticking up for themselves and tell the media honestly that they did this for the team, not just for Phelps. Congrats US Mens Swim Team, you are a body length ahead of the rest!
Is it just me??? August 11, 2008
Or has this summer flown by? Todd just made a comment about it getting darker earlier, I don’t know that it was that or if it was just cloudy, but either way, summer is flying by FAST!
I was bummed to miss the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics, I LOVE the Olympics. I don’t even know that I have a favorite sport for it, I love them all! I just like sport in general, probably why I picked Exercise Sport Science as a major in college. I love to watch ability, natural, worked for, whatever. I love to see the smooth stride of a sprinter, the fluid lines of a diver, the coordination of a soccer (or foot ball, depending on where you live) player, the determination of a marathoner (the sport I always hoped to participate in at the Olympics) , the grace of synchronized swimmers, the courage of a pole vaulter (I’m not afraid of heights, per se, but come on! Getting hurled through the air by a little stick? And it’s not like it’s a given you’ll hit the mat!) . I love movement, and these athletes can move like few others can. All that to say, if someone wants company while watching the events go down, I’m your girl!
On the bright side, I got to go float the niobrara, which was a great time with some good friends. I got a little bit of a sun burn, but all things considered that’s not too bad.
I also completed my first week of work. I have faith that it will continue to get better, but for now I am doing my best to just keep a sense of humor about all the crazyness. One of the board members watched Zoe this weekend, thank goodness! I think Zoe was a little bummed to see her go, this board member had a dog too and I think Zoe had a little more fun playing with her dog than she does playing with Todd and I, especially since we have both been distracted by other things these days. It could also be that she is just so tired from all her play that she does not have the energy to look terribly excited to see us!