Saturday, August 16, 2008

Heart Attack Moment

I had been staying way way past my bedtime the past whole week. The reason? The Olympics.
Yesterday I had to take Jacob to his swimming lesson. His dad had a meeting and would be late. After the lesson, I had to hurry home because I had the Olympics to catch at prime time. I was more excited than usual because Jacob's dad told me that Michael Phelps had his first silver, meaning, he can tie Spitz's record with no chance of surpassing it. I asked him how he knew and he told me from a friend who has a friend in China!
My mind was on the silver medal all the way home. Maybe whoever told Patrick was thinking of the heat event, cuz I still couldn't believe him losing. No, not MP. But, maybe he did. But, maybe he didn't.
It was the last lap. My heart was racing. I have totally forgotten about his coming second. Cavic was almost a head ahead and then I saw his wing-like arms. Could he reach the pad in time? Oh, no, no, please no! Cavic was already there.
And the rest is history. I can breathe normally again!

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3 comments:

Heart of Rachel said...

I've been hooked on TV because of the Olympics too. Michael Phelps consistent triumphs is amazing.

Melanie said...

I've been watching the Olympics, too (and staying up too late!). So much fun and watching Michael Phelps has been one of the highlights. I saw this race, too, and was so surprised when he didn't win.

Have a great week!

julie said...

I have written a post about Michael Phelps in my teacher blog :)