That's what I'm supposedly going to be reincarnated as. What are you going to be?
That's okay with me! Lay around all day, swim a little, eat big meals.... just like I've been doing for the entire Olympics.
That goes along with the visualization that my Australian swim coach Yurtie offered me: "I want you to imagine you're a crocodile and you're just cruising along looking at the mangroves. Your tail is moving effortlessly and it's rhythmically pushing you along. Imagine how effortless it is as you just hold a constant easy speed. That's what I want your swimming to be like. I want you to slow your arms down and just be steady. Plenty of roll, and plenty of glide. You must do a full stroke and you must be comfortable doing it. The full stroke should come right down your body as far as your thigh and you should give enough of a push to carry your momentum through the water until your next stroke."
I think I'll be an alligator, because they're a little nicer than crocodiles. Be the alligator.
In other news, The Olympics have sucked the life out of me and I've reverted to my former status as couch potato in this life. So being an alligator in the next isn't looking too bad right now. But things are looking up! Yay! Finally picked up my bike from the local bike shop so this weekend I'll ride, ride, ride!