Friday, January 2, 2009

The Best of 2008

...Because I Played Sports and Pretty Tough put together today's video to salute the accomplishments of women in sports for 2008.

My favorite many...but I really have to bow to the excellence that is Dara Torres. Not only is she an elite athlete, she's over 40! She really motivates me as I am getting up there in age myself. She's one of those athletes that I think about when I don't feel like I can do that extra 30 minutes on the treadmill or another 10 reps with the weights.

The combo of Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor also inspire me. Again, they are in the "older" group of athletes and were absolutely amazing to watch. I'm sure that since I've been on the beach my whole life the swimmers and beach volleyball players are easiest for me to relate to, now that I think about it.

Let's also not forget that we saw women in sports show amazing sportsmanship, amazing abilities at a young age, and perseverance above all.

What was your favorite moment in women's sports for 2008?


Lindsay said...

I love Dara Torres! Her Olympic races were my favorite moments for sports in 2008. I really admire and look up to her, plus I'm a swimmer.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah, I think that is why I see her as a role model being a swimmer myself! AND that she's awesome!