She's 41 and competing in her FIFTH Olympics. She has 10 medals (4 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze medals), five of which came at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. She also has a 15-month old baby girl.
And yet, she kicks BUTT in the pool! I watched an interview with her last night where she talked about the OB's reaction to her question about when she could get back in the pool after JUST having delivered her daughter.
She was a hero even when I was in high school. She swam in the same section (CIF Southern Section) that I swam in and her records STILL stand. Watching her swim the anchor leg in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay was awe-inspiring. Her 100m split was one of the fastest 100m splits in the history of the Olympics.
If this 41 year old mom can win medals at the Olympics, the rest of us really don't have any excuses, do we?