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The Phelps Effect

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One of my major downfalls is that I pretend that I’m an athlete, or at least athletic, or somewhat badass.  It’s all talk.  And since I never test those skills (except for last week’s softball game which resulted in a massive bruise on my left calf as I stopped a line drive with my leg), I can only joke around that I am.  Growing up as a band geek, physical athleticism, much less coordination, was never my forte.  (It was more my mezzo piano, to keep with the band theme.)  But at the gym this morning, I realized that I’m not alone.  In what I’m calling The Phelps Effect, I, along with a dozen or so (there’s usually only half that many people working out in the a.m. at my small gym), decided we, too, could take home 8 gold medals simply by battling the squat machine (or whatever else always seems to rock us).  Well, I left without that gold medal (I know, you’re surprised just like me), or any medal for that matter, damnit.  Now it’s back to reality…but pretending is so much cooler.

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Written by kimlacey

August 12, 2008 at 10:39 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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