I blew it then and I’ve blown it now. Once again I’ve missed being in the Olympics. Below is my blog post from four years ago, and from then to now, I never managed to get my shit together.
It’s been such a disappointment for me. I had fully intended to be in the Beijing Olympics, probably as a gymnast, but 2008 just crept up on me and before I knew it, the Olympics are in full swing and I never got a chance to practice or anything.
But I’ve decided to change gears and concentrate on the London Olympics four years from now. This will give me time to train, and find a new sport because my wife and friends finally convinced me that overweight people a thousand years old aren’t usually gymnasts.
But archery, now that’s a sport! And I noticed in the paper a little story about Canadian archer Jay Lyon, who says, “I’m not much of an athlete. I eat a lot of McDonald’s, and I’m probably overweight.”
But I’m an athlete. I was a smallish-yet-shifty right winger for Byers Bulldozers Bantam hockey team, for goodness sakes. And I don’t care much for McDonald’s.
However, I like beer and sitting in a chair.
Watch for me in London four years from now. I’ll be the one with the bow and arrow and several beer in the quiver.