a Bri Gaal's Blog: Marty-less

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Traveling man Marty is in Orlando today and tomorrow. He’s going to hit the downtown Y track workout tonight – I sure do miss that group. So once again Tassie and I are holding down the fort (I did have a nice dinner with my sis tonight). She is getting way fluffy again and I think it might be time for one last summertime shave. It’s always interesting to see because around this time of fluff we always think, ‘Good Tassie! You’re filling out!” She’s always been a bit scrawny. Then we shave her and we realize she’s still scrawny. We’ll have to see if this is still the case.

Training is going good – my run is really starting to come around I think! It’ll be interesting to see how I feel in my upcoming races – only 3 sprints left and I’d like to hit all of them hard.

And of course the Olympics are on and I do love watching pretty much any sport. Recently, my friend Laurie let me know that an Olympic swimmer was going to be on What Not To Wear (thanks Laurie) so of course I made sure to watch. It was breaststroker Tara Kirk and I’ve been expecting to see her in some of the races but just saw today that she actually finished .01 out of a qualifying spot at the trials in the 100 meters. BUMMER! But it gets worse…the winner was Jessica Hardy who tested positive for a banned substance! There’s a bit of controversy because it seems the committee knew about the positive test before the deadline of entries for the Olympics but failed to do anything about it. So Tara didn’t get bumped up or anything and is not at the Olympics. I just assumed that when the doper was caught they automatically reverted to next in line. Instead, the qualifier for the 200 meter breaststroke will also swim the 100 meter, even though she finished FOURTH at the trials. Jessica Hardy (the doper) also qualified in the 50 meter freestyle and the 3rd place finisher is also being left out of the games. It just seems so incredibly unfair. The episode with her in it was good, though.


At August 14, 2008 8:00 AM , Blogger LZ said...

It is such a bummer that she didn't get to go to the Olympics! She was in Athens in 2004 though. Did you just finally watch the episode? It was pretty good, but I didn't like what they did to her hair. Geez, I am so judgmental.
We need to get together soon (are you racing Wilmington).

At August 14, 2008 9:19 AM , Blogger BriGaal said...

No, I watched it the next day after it was on - yeah her hair did look a little funny. She did look very good at the end! I'm hoping to do Wilmington - need to get on the wait list when it opens. And yes, lets get together sometime soon! Hey, there is a Bulgarian male gymnast in the Olympics that is always on Ninja Warrior - Jordan Jovtchev :)

At August 14, 2008 4:06 PM , Blogger Ashley said...

yup, it's me - still begging you to come to G'ville this weekend.


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