Wednesday, July 08, 2009


This funny piece of mail came for me yesterday:

I have never been an All American (been honorable mention 3 times), but it seems so far away that I was training for triathlons. It has been almost 10 months since my last tri but seems much further than that. I looked up the rankings online and I was pretty far down the list, not even close to the AA status (I was one spot away a few years ago). And I would never think of myself as an AA anyway. I think that comes from my years of swimming and what it took to be an AA then, and I only once in high school was name AA for the 500 yd free, and I was a much better swimmer than triathlete. Or maybe not!


BriGaal said...

I totally feel the same way with AA status in triathlon. In cross country/track it's pretty hard to be AA. Then here you do well in a couple of local races and somehow you are ranked against people you have never raced against. It's probably one of those 'keeping the athletes happy' or something. And what the heck are we supposed to do with those patches? Sew them on my letter jacket or something?!

Susie Ernsting said...

Congrats Laurie!! All American is All American :)