This inspirational note came from my bad-ass sister Kit this morning. Got me so pumped that I had to post it here. Enjoy!
I don't know about everyone else, but the Olympics are a favorite time of year around our house. Can you not help but be truly inspired when you watch these amazing athletes!!?? This is the one time I will allow a stretch of 3 hour TV watching for my kids.
Yes, you can sit back and say they are young, devote their whole lives to their training and have lots of money to have multiple trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, nutritionists and the like around them 24/7. But, all those people don't run the race or swim the laps for them. They are the ones who get in the pool, run on the track, and go to the gym everyday, several hours per day. Their commitment to their sport and determination should be inspirational to us all.
One nuance to this year's games that truly inspires me is the age of many of these athletes. Let's just give a big hurrah for all the "old" (I use this term very loosely) moms in the Olympics this year. 41-year-old Dara Torres began swimming again just to get in shape after having a baby. Now she's making her fifth trip to the Olympics and won a silver medal last night!! 39-year-old Sheila Taormina has become the first person to qualify for the Games in three different sports. And cyclist Jeanne Longo, 49, who has competed in seven Olympic Games, is already talking about the next one. I believe the Romanian female marathoner who won gold yesterday is 38 years old! Gals, NO MORE EXCUSES!!
I just got back from vacation and did my share of indulging. Kept with my workout routine, though, and was so glad I did. Getting right back on it this week with the Olympic inspiration and the picture of my new idol, Dara Torres hanging on my mirror!!
This week's schedule
Today: Conditioning class (strength, slide, kickboxing)
Monday: Spinning-1 hour (9:30 am)
Tuesday: Chest and Back and Ab Ripper (5:00 am)
Wednesday: P90X Plus Intervals (5:00 am)
Thursday: P90X Upper Body Plus and Ab Ripper Plus (5:00 am)
Friday: Spinning-1 hour (10 am)