The Games in Full Swing

It’s already been about 2 months since the collegiate season started and we’re moving into the second half of the season.  In fact, this weekend is the final home meet (a.k.a. Senior Night) for the Stanford Men’s Team.

Can’t believe it’s almost been a year since I last competed for the Stanford team.  Things have been great though, especially because I’ve been able to stay involved with the team as a volunteer assistant coach.

Anyway, the winter Olympics is also in full swing.  I’ve been particularly interested in the life stories of the athletes and the different paths they took  to get to the Olympics.  Most of them had to overcome multiple obstacles in order to get to where they are and it’s been really inspiring.  I’m realizing more and more that there’s almost never ever an easy way to get to the Olympics, and that the journey is almost as, or more important than the final result.  Watching and reading up on these life stories is making me really fired up for the London Games in 2012.

First thing’s first, though.  I have to get completely healthy again.  Although I’m not 100% released to do full gymnastics yet, I’m inching my way there.  The final challenge is getting my left leg as close to the right leg in both size and strength.  I’ve been ramping up my workload in physical therapy and I’ve been enjoying the ride.  As my coach at Stanford used to say (and still does), “Strength Comes in the Struggle!”

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