I’m Happy with my Medals from YesterdayAugust 4, 2012 at 7:58 AM | Posted in Olympics, Sports, Swimming | 2 Comments
Just before going to sleep last night I told my wife that I was happy with my medal haul for the day. In the 100 Fly, though I was not pleased with my turn, I felt the satisfaction that I had hoped for, knowing it was the last individual race of my career (or so I keep telling myself.)
In the 200 Back I was comfortable from the beginning. This is my best stroke and I felt really long and tall and young and when I was swimming a thought did cross my mind about what I would text my girl friends back in Colorado.
I was the only one who thought I would win the 50 Free, the splash and dash, and I had thought I won when I touched but that Frenchman, who was outside my peripheral vision, just beat me. I think that if he swam next to me, I’d have had him. But I’m not such a nut that a Silver bums me out.
Now in the 800 Free, I figured that this being the Olympics and me being 15 years old, that I’d just get blown out of the water by some person with a name that I can’t pronounce but they let me go and never came after me. I may win this race for the next 16 years but I’m only saying this to myself, so as not to seem conceited.
Yes, all in all, 3 Golds and a Silver, it was a good day.