Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Geoff Huegill is already an inspiration. Master's swimmers across the world are amazed and maybe even a little jealous with the way his comeback has evolved. Today he has brought his stock up even higher by speaking out at a conference on binge drinking.
Huegill makes the point that he can relate to Nick D'Arcy a little since he hasn't always been an angel himself. He agreed with D'Arcy's point that " professional athletes on strict training regimes were more at risk of binge drinking. "
It sound like a major part of the motivation for Huegill's comeback is because his bad habits were interfering with his life to the point that he had to make a complete 180.
"From a very strict and balanced life I let myself go through excessive drinking, no exercise and poor diet. I was letting myself down, I was letting my family down and I was letting my friends down. Fortunately I realised I could no longer live a life of neglect."
I am sure that a lot of us former athletes can relate. After a long career with your face in the water, it is easy to let yourself go when you enter the real world.
I say, Huegill... you are no longer just the Rocky of swimming to me. You might be surprised to know that you now qualify as a role model in my book. Keep it up.
Everyone has a Sunday morning cartoon they can relate to, right? The Athletic Director / wrestling coach at my high school had a pretty amazing Hagar costume he wore to pep rallies once in a while. I really need to get my hands on that costume.
I have the horns to make a viking helmet... but I am probably just gonna have to order one someday.
I had a really great t-shirt in high school that had Hagar and another guy on a raft surrounded by sharks. On it, Hagar says "I need a volunteer to go for beer." Classic.
Can't beat it.