Olympic Hopefuls

Did you see Olympic swimmer Dara Torres in the June 29 New York Times Magazine?If that picture doesn’t inspire you to make fitness your lifestyle, I don’t know what will.She looks incredible!The athlete in all of us has visualized an Olympic moment of some sort:the rush of the competition; the glory of the medal platform; the national pride.

I checked off one of my life list goals in 2002 when I attended the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics, but the closest I’ll come to being in the Olympics happened last week, on a visit to Secretary Mike Leavitt’s office at the U.S. Health and Human Services. Leavitt was governor of Utah in 2002, and had an actual torch in his office. He was kind enough to let me borrow it for this picture. Now, if only I looked like Dara!

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