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Swimming = Exhaustion March 12, 2009

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I’ve been swimming a lot again for the past few weeks and I have to say that it is catching up to me.  I am extremely exhausted and have time to swim, work, and sleep.  It feels good to be back in the water regularly and it’s been a great way to release some of my negative energy in a semi-positive way.

The other new activity is yoga.  I’ve been going for the last two and a half months semi-regularly and I have to say that the first few times I did it, I hated every second of it.  My mind is constantly jumping from one thing to another and I just can’t relax.  I don’t know if I will ever be able to turn my brain off and completely relax but,  I am starting to learn and it has made me feel much better in general.  As many know, I’ve been struggling with the ‘life isn’t fair’ stuff lately and it’s nice to have a calm addition to the routine.  And it’s a lot harder than I ever thought it looked.

I guess I should try to try new things more often….

Michael Phelps August 14, 2008

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For those of you watching the Olympics, you know how amazing this year is for Michael Phelps.  He has won five gold medals, set five world records, and still has three more events to go.  This is amazing in the swimming world.  I think it’s even impressive to those who have no interest in swimming.  He is an exceptionally talented swimmer across a variety of strokes.  As a former swimmer, I’m in awe every time I see him.  He is not just beating world records, he is shattering them.

It has been rumored that Mark Spitz (currently holding the record for most gold medals in a single Olympics) is upset about Michael Phelps’ recent success and how close he is to beating this record.  Mark Spitz won 7 gold medals in the 1972 Munich Olympics.  It has been 36 years and I have a feeling that he feels alright about passing the reigns down to MP.  After all, to hold a record for 36 years is impressive in itself.

I’m hoping he wins his next three events.  If nothing else, they should be good races to watch.