Going for the Gold(en)

There’s nothing like the Olympic Games to inspire even the novice athlete. My turning point was watching Lydia Jacoby clinch the gold in the 100-meter breaststroke event. The rush of seeing her sail past the field to reach the wall first launched me into training mode! One of my favorite “pools” is Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park. Measuring over 3,000 acres with 42 miles of shoreline, the lake gives me plenty of space to work on my freestyle. Occasionally, I take a break and just fetch sticks to keep my stress level in check. Here’s to all our U.S. Olympic athletes! Go Team USA.