When we got back from our vacation, our sleeping and eating schedules were completely off so last Wednesday when the kids still hadn’t eaten dinner at 6:00, despite me asking if they were hungry every ten minutes from 5 o’clock on, we decided not to go to dryland training but forgot to tell Hockey Playing Husband who phoned me at 8:20 to find out where we were.
We were home drawing these:
I’m warning you, it’s addictive.
Chinese Yo Yo
I’m also learning how to do the Chinese Yo Yo, also known as the Diabolo.
So far I can keep it spinning, toss and catch and am working on the swing. Speed skating and Chinese Yo Yo-ing are similar in that you need to concentrate on every aspect of what you’re doing and it’s all about technique.
Also that I’m not very good at either.
Regular People At The Olympics
Someone tweeted out the other day that they should have one regular person compete against the athletes in each competition to give the Olympics perspective (I can no longer find the tweet so if it was you, let me know so I can give you credit and link to your twitter account). I think it’s a brilliant idea. Can you imagine? You enter your name in the sport of your choice and if you’re chosen, you compete with athletes to highlight how amazing they really are and how much regular people suck.
Since that’s not going to happen anytime soon, here’s some real people perspective for you.
The other night our whole family was running timed sprints around the park in front of our house which is approximately 280 m.
American sprinter, Sanya Richards-Ross ran the 400m in 49.55 seconds.
Me running 280m : 1:08.24
I think it could add a whole new dimension to the Olympics.