Did you all see that? Phelps just won his 8th GOLD medal!!! I had to leave the room halfway through the race because I was so excited, but fearful that the Aussies would catch them. WOW!!
I also watched Torres get SILVER twice! I think it's kind of rough having to swim back-to-back like that, but she actually swam her best time in the relay. (It's the second girl of the relay that slowed them down. Grrrr....)
I also watched the women's marathon this afternoon in awe as the winner picked up her pace and kept her speed throughout to win the GOLD! Only as she was getting closer to the stadium did she start looking back to see how far the chase pack was...much to her surprise--over a minute behind! I tearfully watched as one of the women continued to run the marathon, despite her hurting leg--mainly because she didn't want to be labeled a quitter again by the media. (Quite frankly--anyone getting to the Olympics and even attempting to run 26 miles gets my standing ovation--whether they finish or not!)
All of these events reminds me of the Bible verse of... keeping your eye on the prize and not giving up. All of these athletes are doing a fabulous job of living out this part of the verse. Congratulations Olympians!