Like many people, I’ve been watching the Olympics this week.
As always, I find myself enthralled by the swimming and cycling events.
Is it because I am a triathlete and these are “my” sports?
I think not.
Although, I will watch the marathon, but no other running sports.
I have watched cycling and swimming events for as long as I can remember.
As I cheered for Taylor Phinney this week, I thought about how I had watched his parents, especially, his Mom, compete in 1984.
I never told anyone, but I wanted to be Connie Carpenter.
I followed her races, bought Bicycle Magazine, and browsed what today we call “Bike Porn”
Funny thing is, I didn’t even own a bike!
But you gotta admit this one is “pretty”
Today, a mere 28 years later, I find myself happier than I have been in “I don’t know how long.”
I even own 2, count em’ 2 bikes.
Swimming, biking, and yes….running!
not Connie Carpenter competing in the Olympics
Of course not…
But, the person I always knew I was supposed to be.