Every now and then, we like to look in on the Twitter feeds to find out what some of our favorite athletes are up to, in their own (few) words. Here’s the latest:
Nick Willis (@nickwillis) Today
Great meeting with my coaches and wife today. The 5000m was a nice idea, but decided that we don’t need to keep chasing a standard. (on the 2008 Olympic silver medalist’s decision to focus on just the 1500 meters in London).
… They even convinced me to come out of 800m retirement as a key prep tool before London, which I wasn’t too happy about J
Meb Keflezighi (@runmeb) Yesterday
A sad day for the NFL, San Diego community & fans everywhere caused by the news of Jr. Seau’s death. We lost a special person. R.I.P.
Lauren Fleshman (@laurenfleshman) Yesterday
I’m definitely the only person wearing shorts in the Eugene airport. Probably could have changed into them AFTER arriving in PHX. Brrrr.
Shalane Flanagan (@shalaneflanagan) May 1
I know I am running high mileage when I have to grab onto the dresser and wall as I take my first steps out of bed, feeling old #crankyjoints
Ryan Hall (@ryanhall3) April 30
You know you’ve run 22 miles when you try and pay for your coffee with your hotel room key.
Bernard Lagat (@lagat1500) Yesterday
I’ve seen so many pro athletes use baseballs/softballs for pressure release on glut. I tried and man—it hurts!
Dathan Ritzenhein (@djritzenhein) Yesterday
Ram Pride! Jeremy Brit from my tiny hometown Rockford Michigan lost 199 lbs to win #biggestloser!
Janet Cherobon-Bawcom (@JanetRuns) April 30
31:33!!!!!!!!!! Got the Olympic A-Standard, broke 32:00 for the first time, and finally updated my 7-yr-old track PR! Hallelujah!!!! (on her fifth-place finish at 10,000 meters in the Payton Jordan Stanford Invitational on Sunday).
Ben St. Lawrence (@bennysaint) April 30
It’s hard to count past 4 isn’t it. Milers running a 5k, kicking a lap short—great to watch. But seriously, amazing race. (On Lopez Lomong miscounting the laps at 5000 meters in the Payton Jordan meet, but still going on to win the race).
“Our races are to our sport what Wimbledon and the Australian, U.S., and French Opens are to tennis, and what the Masters, U.S., and British Opens and PGA Championship are to golf. Each race has the history, the tradition, the honor roll of legendary champions, and a special place in the eyes of all to make them stand apart from the other events.” Mary Wittenberg