I felt a little end of summer depression setting in as the Olympics came to a close, but little did I know the best was yet to come. It’s SHARK WEEK.

This is the best thing that’s happened to me in all of my lives. I’ve skipped camp all week so Tank and I could double up our morning training and have plenty of time to rest before our evening viewing marathons.

Shark week has inspired Tank to amp up our training regimen. This week we are focusing on two things: preparation and perseverance. It’s go time.

Tank says that there’s nothing more deadly than false confidence and poor preparation, so our training has been super tight. I almost feel bad for anyone that doesn’t have a Tank to coach them because I bet they don’t know the rules and they’ll probably get harsh penalties from the judges. Oh well, too bad! I’m feeling very prepared and take no prisoners.

check out my mug shot.

Earlier this week our Aunt Kristin and Uncle Pete came over and gave us some programming for training runs. Uncle Pete (I call him Petey Pete) is the track and cross country coach here at UVa and definitely knows a thing or two about running. I’m pretty fast already, but I’m excited to make this machine more efficient!

I’m headed back to camp tomorrow, but I’ll share more soon.

Until then, stay cool my babies.


Olympics: week 1.

Dudes.  So much going on in life to catch you up on, but the big topic for today: The freakin’ Olympics.  I’m so pumped up about week 1 that I almost can’t talk about it.

I’m consumed right now with gymnastics and swimming.  I think I have a future in one of those sports, maybe even both, so I’m just a ball of nerves during these finals.


This was me watching the women’s gymnastics qualifying round. I still can’t even talk about Jordyn Wieber not making the individual all around.  I’m beside myself. That might be me up there some day if I keep focused on my training – I’m already feeling the pressure.

My brother Tank and I have been staying up so late watching the finals that I’m just a zombie in the morning.


Thank goodness I didn’t go to camp today, I wouldn’t have been able to keep up with my play group.

You might not know this, but I live in Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia.  I’m a total Wahoo.  Tall mommy was a rower here, so we wear a lot of orange and blue and support ALL Virginia athletes.  If your mommy went to Tech, I can’t play with you at camp.  I just can’t.

Today in London, one of our very own swimmers, Matt McLean won a GOLD medal.  This is huge. Charlottesville is pretty excited about it, I’m sure all my buddies will be talking about it at camp tomorrow.

(check out this funny graphic. I nearly snorted in my water bowl when I saw it.)


Last Olympics some of tall mommy’s friends won medals in women’s rowing, which is pretty cool, finals aren’t up yet so keep your paws crossed for the US teams.

Time for bed, so until next time, stay cool my babies.

xx Bug