Sunday, August 10, 2008


Okay, if you're awake, did you just watch the men win the 4 x 100 freestyle relay. OHMIGOSH!!!!! This was the most amazing relay I've ever watched. Eric and I stood with jaws hanging on the ground. It looked like the French had it sewn up. But WOWOWOWOWOW. What an absoltuely amazing race from all four but Lezak hit 46 seconds flat. That is so incredibly fast.

And the ladies' gymnastics. As Jonathan said after watching one of hte gals, "that's amazing!" It's going to be an exciting team final. I can't imagine the shock of having a teammate get injured as you're ready to start your first event. That changes the strategy a bit, but they rallied.

I'm an Olympics junky. Here are a couple loose quotes that I think are very interesting for parents:

Shawn Johnson's coach says that he tells her it's okay to make mistakes as she gets ready to go out. And that gives her the freedom to do the crazy, amazing skills that she does. Because a mistake isn't the end of the world. If you saw her on the beam today, you know it works. She was rock solid.

Jason Lezak said "we'll let our swimming do the talking," when asked why they didn't respond to the trash talking from the French. We could all learn from that. Just let our actions talk when others challenge us.

Okay, I have to get back to writing, but just had to share my excitement!!!!

Go, USA :-)


Deborah said...

hehehe we were screaming during that last 50 m. best race ever!

i love the olympics!


bigguysmama said...

When Jones lost the lead, I thought we were done for. The kids and I were pretty bummed as Lezak got into the water, but when the turn came and the announcer went insane, we were all yelling at the tv! It was amazing. I enjoyed watching all the replays to making it more of a reality!

I hope you're getting some writing in during the Olympic broadcast breaks!

Mimi B


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