All this frustration eventually turned into mockery, and that led to a home video. I introduce our version of racewalking.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Here at the Peterson residence, we've been pretty faithful to the Olympics. Cheering has been cheered. Gymnastics has been applauded. Phelps has been watched winning the Gold(s). But while flipping through the Olympics, we fell upon...Racewalking. I gasped. I thought it might be a spoof by SNL. But no. There on the screen were many very skinny men walking like very fast stupid ducks. You have to see this. When did this become an Olympic sport?! Well, a little Wikipedia research, and its been around since the 1904 games. And started, and still for the most part is, as a mens sport. I thought power walking was for old ladies and, well, wimpy me. I became increasingly agitated by this "sport". They look so silly! Dorothy flipped the channel a few times, when I became too impatient and yelled "just start running already!"