Our household is caught up in the Olympics craze. Every night we turn on the TV to watch the variety of games, and we've found ourselves cheering for the US athletes, and watching events I never even realized were sports. A few nights ago Rob watched synchronized diving and was surprised at how technical and difficult it is. Last night I was up way past my bedtime to see Nastia Liukin take the gold and Shawn Johnson win silver in the gymnastics individual all-around competition.
Watching the Olympics really makes one think about what the human body is capable of (Michael Phelps, for example). Or in my case, makes me feel guilty for struggling to find the motivation to walk the dog every day! But, I've also realized that it's about personal best, striving to improve yourself and beat your own record, and also knowing the things you are good at. So what if I can hardly move with any fluidity on a sandy beach let alone play beach volleyball with any amount of skill. If they handed out medals for Raleigh Home Economics, I'd win gold every time.