Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Gay Games: Day Four

I got up early to see the 10K race but by the time I got there, it was over. I hope this won't be a recurring theme for my time here at the Chicago Gay Games.

I did run into my Frontrunners Philadelphia teammate Mike Z. and my Washington DC friend Jeffrey D.

My Gay Game competition debut was a success as my team, DC Philly United, beat the New York Ramblers B Team. I was the starting right back. I was fierce as no one could run pass me. I sent text messages to so many people afterward to brag about the win. What I didn't mention was that I had a head-to-head collision with my own goalie. He went down for a few minutes but he was OK. I was a little dizzy but I kept on playing.

We lost the second game to the Boston Strikers. It was a much more physical game. I acquired a few more bruises on my legs and right arm. I didn't think I play as well as I did in the first game. There was an instance on the second half that I wanted to come out to catch a breath but there was no substitutes available to come in for me. I managed to stay in for the rest of the game, but I didn't feel like I was at my best.

After the game, I immediately took the train going nearly all the way south to the University of Chicago campus to watch swimming. I saw Jim J and Jen H winning gold. I cheered for Roper, Dennis, Brian G, Brian C, Lane 6 Terry S, Rick H, Jim R, Keith. Had a great time sitting with teammates who were on in the pool.

I can't wait to start competing in swimming meets!
Chicago Gay Games - Swimming


Blogger chris m || hunkdujour said...

Congratulations, Ahn! You're a world competitor now!

8:48 AM  
Blogger Anh said...

Chris -- You're so sweet! I'd like to see you at the next Gay Games! I'm sure we can find an event for you. The spirit of game is all about participation, inclusion, and achieving personal best.

10:37 PM  

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