I’m catching up on sleep. My blood pressure has returned to normal. I haven’t wept in at least three days.That is to say, the London 2012 Olympics are over, and slowly but surely life is resuming its normal rhythm....more
It's so hard to talk about the Olympics without tossing out cliche after stereotype, all dripping red, white and blue, especially with the closing ceremonies just yesterday, but I'm going to try. ...more
Three weeks ago my plans for the second week of August consisted of work and maybe a spin class or two. Then a friend gave me a call and asked if by any chance I was interested in attending the second half of the Summer Olympics. He knows I am a huge soccer fan and with his job as a travel agent he had a couple of extra ladies soccer tickets and a hotel if I was interested. Needless to say, I was very interested. So just like that I turned my life upside down and was on my way to London for the week....more
Being an athlete of Olympic caliber is an all-consuming task. For many, the Olympic Games is a culmination of years (if not decades) of sacrifice and training for that one moment in time. Singular focus is what it takes. Then in an instant, a career, an entire lifetime, and then that identity is over. It just ends. Sometimes with gold and a fanfare, other times with simply memories and the honor of having competed. Then what?
I do not normally get involved in other peoples' drama but with the past couple days filled with tweets, articles, and television interviews about Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells, and Lolo Jones, I have been encouraged to say my "piece". Let me also just give you some credentials that I feel validate my commentary. Until Tuesday I was the Olympic record holder in the 100 hurdles. I have also fallen over the 9th hurdle in a World Championship Final....more
The XXX Summer Olympics is heading into the final stretch towards Sunday’s Closing Ceremony. But there's still a lot of action to be found.For instance, we knew "The Star-Spangled Banner" would be played after the women's beach volleyball gold medal match tonight but which of the two U.S. teams would be standing atop the medal stand?April Ross and Jennifer Kessey’s win on Tuesday meant an all American Volleyball final as they faced off against reigning champs and fellow Americans Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings....more
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