So sorry about the lack of posts this week. My parents are up here visiting, and I am crazy-busy entertaining and being the world's biggest Olympic geek. I've got to say, if the Olympics ended today, I'd be completely happy. Some of my *very favorite* athletes have already found success, and I couldn't be happier for them! Brendan Hansen (above) came out of retirement, trained his butt off, and won a bronze medal in the 100 breast. Yahoo!! I met Brendan 4 years ago at Trials. He is one of the most down-to-earth and humble people I have ever met. He is a fantastic ambassador for the sport of swimming.
I also met Matt Grevers (below) at Trials. He swam at Northwestern with my friend, Mike. I have been a huge Matt Grevers fan since 2008. He is the nicest guy. Seriously. I am so happy that he is taking home a gold medal for the 100 back. Way to go, Matt! You deserve all good things that come your way!
And how 'bout that Missy Franklin?!? Woo-Hoo! An individual gold in the 100 back! What a rock star--and a total warrior! As a swim coach, I know how hard it is to do back-to-back events at a meet. Missy made it look easy! Congratulations!!
How about you--what are your favorite moments so far?
Gosh, I just love the Olympics!!