I took a week off (yes, I know it’s been much longer than that for the blog), and spent a lot of time doing very little but hanging out with my wife and watching the Olympics. We ended up watching a lot of sports that I, quite frankly, never took an interest in, but I do now. One is Synchronized Swimming. Another is Water Polo. these are amazing athletes, and the coverage of the sports gave me a new appreciation for them.
It’s worth noting that, with the exception of some of the “professional” sports in the Olympics (Tennis, Basketball, and a few others) the overwhelming majority of these athletes have to work for a living, then practice and workout on their own time, sometimes for 4-8 hours a day. It takes so much dedication to be able to get there and compete on that level. My hat is off to them all. It is especially a great source of pride that more than one medalist is from Baltimore, including the most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps.
Thanks to Kati and Jonathan for filling in for me during the past week. I enjoyed sleeping in a bit, but I always miss WBJC when I’m away. Glad to be back!