I see via the internet that Joe Lieberman has lost the primary. I’ll be happy to see him gone, assuming he does go. He’s now considering running as an independent, which might/would split the democratic vote and throw the election to the Republican party. I didn’t like Lieberman when I worked in Washington, and I don’t like him now, at least partly because the purple stripe on his toga is a little bit wider than it needs to be.
Olympic training continues to go between good and bad. One minute I’m feeling great, because the thing that I did worked, and my student got something out of it. The next minute, one of the program coaches watches my work, shakes his head and walks away. It’s more than a little distressing. On the other hand, I’m not suffering from the same kinds of stiffness, soreness and general exhaustion that some of my colleagues are suffering from, even after Monday’s Talk Until 3am Session with my roommate. Last night I even managed to get to bed at a reasonable hour. I’ll have to do a lot of reading this evening to be ready for the examination on Friday.
I’m an Olympian now, did I mention that? I signed a statement swearing to uphold the values and ethics of an Olympic coach. So if I swore the oath, that makes me an Olympian, right? Not a champion, of course. I’ve never competed, and I’ll probably never do so. But I’m now a supporter of the Olympic movement, in a sense, and that feels good. Frankly, they should do a better job of making coaches swear in, rather than handing them a slip of paper on check-in. But it’s a start, at least.