I know I blogged about the social state of China, the lack of human rights and freedoms of the people there… but I can’t help but watch the amazing accomplishments of the athletes that are competing. Despite being located in Beijing, the Olympics are still a huge symbol of hope and peace, of perseverance and achievement.
Last night we watched Michael Phelps win yet another Gold Medal, setting the record for the most gold medals ever won in the history of all the Olympic Games. He makes me feel fat and lazy. My favorite part of watching him win is seeing his mother. They did a little blurb about his mom, how she is his biggest fan, always supporting him, etc. She is so cute- she is sitting in the stands, cheering him on like a soccer mom, like she is is watching her ten year old run around on the field. In reality, her son is the greatest swimmer of all time. Thats kind of a big deal.
Again, makes me feel fat and lazy.