Monday, July 7, 2008

Adventures in Swimming

This is Dana Torres. She and I have a lot two things in common. She is 41 years old. I am 41 years old. She is a mom. I am a mom. She is a swimmer who just made the Olympic team headed for Bejing. I am...wait, what?




















Let me repeat that: This 41 year-old mom is on the freaking Olympic swimming team. That is amazing. I'm not even sure which is more amazing, 13 year-old Katie Kinnear, who qualified to try out for the team, but didn't make it (remember that name in 2012!), or that there is a 15 year-old who did make the team.

Well, I'll be in the water today too. I'm taking the two older girls tubing up on the river. I haven't been tubing on the river since I was...um... well, it was a long time ago. I was in my 20s.



















I wonder if Dana Torres worries about being able to get her fat ass back in her tube should she happen to fall out while reaching for a yummy rum drink Diet Coke? Yeah, probably not. At least I have a 16 year-old who can drive us home if I break something.

Edited to Add - 8:45pm -

We had fun! I didn't break anything. I only fell out of my tube once that wasn't on purpose. We bought one of those waterproof disposable cameras to take with us, so hopefully I'll have a few pictures of our tubing adventure in the next few days.

4 comments:

Greta/Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat? said...

I had the same thought while watching the trials this weekend...while eating a cookie dough flurry. Oy.

Anonymous said...

ooooooh....so you ARE going! Wear your sunblock and have fun being young!!! KLM

alice-bunnie said...

LOL! Yeah, I went tubing once...16 years ago. :p Well, actually it was a raft. I remember someone hauling me back up into the raft once, that was really embarrassing. ;p

Jen said...

Can't wait to see the pictures from the disposable camera. Ok, I'm still distrubed about the incident that happened the day before. Why didn't they close until they had the whole thing cleared up?