How about that Michael Phelps! Did I even know who he was before that Phelps Phan AT&T cell phone commercial? No! But who cares?! Phelps is awesome and I don't think I've ever been so excited and into any kind of Olympic event than I was a couple of days ago when the American relay team beat out those Frenchies. Even better that the Frenchies were trash talking prior to the Olympics. Eat it, France. Ok, ok so that's not very Olympic-ish of me. I am very proud of all of the athletes from all over the world. GO USA!
Aaaaand Michael Phelps just won his 5th gold so far-yet another world record.
Right now I am watching women's gymnastics. Minimum age for this sport is 16. Now tell me the truth...does these girls look 16 to you? I might have thought the second one was much younger, but I dunno...she's wearing some pretty serious blue eyeshadow and she can't possibly be under 16 if she's wearing that kind of eyeshadow, right?
And I really can't wait for the marathons. Women's is on the 17th and men's is on the 24th, the last day. So to close this post, let us learn a little marathon history and pay homage to Spyridon Louis of Greece, who won the first modern day marathon in the 1896 Olympics. Wikipedia says that his race fuel was this: beer, milk, wine, orange juice and an egg. Hmmmm...maybe he's got something there. Maybe that's the secret to winning a marathon...Perhaps I'll try it on my long run this weekend. Here he is, looking like the stud he was: