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It's a pleasure right now right here on the set we have -- Olympia.
She also mom and that it is Dara Torres and -- inspiration to me I have to say hey thanks an athlete in the forties I guess we have to say your age to make it relevant your 44 I can't live on my age anymore so yes I know -- And boy I mean what a thrill watching you last time I'll my -- so exciting and I want to talk about the fact that you are in training now.
For the 2012.
Olympics in London I.
Am I am I had to -- time off -- how to get some reconstructive knee surgery and now I'm back training them back a little over a year and gearing towards Olympic trials in the end of June beginning July.
Wow and you have us get back -- to do the one -- yeah this is great news.
Yeah I you know it's only so much my body can do on 921 doing this for years later 25 I was 41 now -- -- -- four years later 45.
And my body can only -- so much and in order to keep up -- is the elite athletes in the teenagers in the twenty year old south the best thing to do was supposed to cut back -- just constant one that wouldn't.
According to the buzz you're getting you are a contender if he were to win this is gonna be a record.
Yeah I do right now -- just -- make the -- he's.
Biggest goal would be my six Olympics and this is not as easy just rhyme -- truly a middle aged woman and had my ups and downs and have to deal with but we're just -- a one day at a time and see what happens.
And meanwhile you have a five year old daughter Vanessa yes -- she's -- wonderful it's it's been.
As in fun kind of out of balance but she loves my -- and I share everything went there and she -- and -- -- -- ready in time.
Custody challenge -- I mean you know these twenty year old athletes most of them don't have families yet.
How hard is it to juggle the two.
He was actually not that hard to say I realize most is is that when I go to us and meet these kids think that the senate is the most important thing in her life and I realize that my daughter's most important thing in my life site.
Definitely have a different perspective going -- -- in the training.
But you have to be better organized like you can't figure all the hanging around some younger athletes actually shocks -- how they have time to -- they they they do some partying they hang out a little bit.
And all that the funeral business all -- I've always had been business and it really part of that much in college and have always been about.
The task at hand and you know why do something like that if it's gonna ruin -- performances.
I also read does somewhere that -- that you don't sleep a lot like guy you'll stay up late just.
Get everything done relatives.
A -- CI -- do you try to get my sleep that I that it's -- size of the fight -- to get like the other night she got about 2:30 in the morning and -- -- -- -- my -- Michael -- -- -- and so -- -- that regard but I -- try to get enough -- but you know it's all about recovery for -- and and in my training right now if I don't get the recovery whether it means.
You know getting enough brass if it means maybe not working out as many days or.
Not doing as much yardage I also -- recovery I use Ben gay call lasting relief to help my muscle aches and pains.
I do keep Karr stretching so I do a lot of things that is all right recovery because of my age you have to recover.
-- -- I don't think the same thing where.
You know I jog and do you when you're younger you know you don't really get that -- you -- -- -- without stretching.
And when you get older you know you start to get you know that sort knee and then this and that and you mentioned that you had reconstructive surgery might not.
And then the doctors tell you -- you going but.
You have to add a lot more stretching yoga massage things like I guess the Ben -- -- like get it it's vitally important I mean I look at the kids and -- come to work out in the morning and they're just bouncing off the walls -- so much energy and it's like.
Nothing ever hurts them and they come back like five hours later in training again and I just couldn't do that I mean.
I I have to -- recovery and then Mikey mentioned the ban gay in the stretching everything we should -- -- our plant disaster I am yes yes and but yeah that kind of thing it's.
The the rest is as important as the work out it is that he has like -- said you -- it when when your older.
-- -- -- -- -- -- So your daughter is she kind of she's only five but is she interested in -- becoming an athlete is that her dream when you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up you know I had.
She's -- -- she changes you want to be and that she wants this -- sponsored doctor like her dad.
But you know I actually have -- -- a lot of sports after school I think it's important for kids to be active.
And I don't -- -- -- of psychotic but she plays about five sports after school loans somewhere between 3045 minutes -- she's active and she loves it she loves swimming -- in ballet tennis so she when she gets all the Mexican choose what she wants to do if she decides she wants doing sports.
Some of your teammates and just younger colleagues and that's what we've circuit had said that.
Oh god she she's a great mom she's always been.
But a role model to us the younger members of the team they really look up to you that you -- -- that.
Roll yes funny -- I I -- I guess I don't -- excite his blend in really well that everyone but when people come up in and asks me for auto -- kids they sell this is from my grandmother she's a big fan and so I find is more like middle aged women -- an older people who are really into that went.
Yeah I I guess I guess is sometimes it in the -- the kids are constantly asking questions like -- -- when the training camp for what to expect -- and you know experienced definitely has played a role in -- helps them out to be down though -- -- completely up to you so are chatters loved you as well tells our she looks terrific up the good luck.
And wishing -- much success invest a block and on and on Monica Linda same goes for me best of luck to -- you are as a -- to have you here on the set again.
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