It is tough writing this email. The computer monitor is opposite the television screen. I am just amazed at the athleticism of the athletes participating in the 30th Olympiad in London.
Besides the swimmers, and with NBCOlympics.com, one can watch it on the computer screen or the Olympics are on three cable channels. I am just amazed at what some of the "minor" sports have done. Kim Rhode hitting 99 our of 100 targets (or whatever they are called in trap shooting), she was so far ahead that should have missed the last round and still won.
The American archery team took a second, only losing to Italy, when their last archer had hit the bullseye to take the gold - he did.
I have also watch the swimming events and many of the trials. I cheer on the American swimmers, but can appreciate the hard work and dedication to those who win the gold, and those who just get to the Olympics through hard work. (So nice to have a DVR).
It is also a pleasure to watch swimmers who are or who have been Pacific Masters members, including: Dana Vollmer, Natalie Coughlin, and Anthony Ervin. Good luck to all in the second week.
Congratulations to Marty Barry and Don Soroka who recently tied the knot. (Both swim for the Rolling Hill Mud Sharks and both are in the 80-84 age group.) Again Congratulations
Enjoy the summer.
Fun, Fitness & Competition