Monthly Archives: July 2012

From a spectator on the couch, to an Olympian watching live!

Today has been such an amazing day. I did my first hard workout since arriving in London, repeat 2k’s again. They were slightly slower than in NY the other week but I can’t complain because they are still at PR … Continue reading

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#WeDemandChange

Okay so many of you may be wondering what the hashtags #wedemandchange and #rule40 are all about, or even worse may be wondering why I am one of the Olympians joining in in this movement and taking a stand. Here … Continue reading

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Opening Ceremony Quick Post

So much has been happening that I want to report on and I’m falling behind so quickly…ahhhh! In a nutshell the Opening Ceremonies were a special moment that I will never forget. I was jumping around all giddy and happy … Continue reading

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Arrived in London!

And so my coverage of my Olympic Games experience begins! I flew out Wed July 25th at 7pm and arrived Thursday July 26th at 7:30am. The flight was not bad although one of the stewardist kept coughing over everything she … Continue reading

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Getting ready for London!

Tuesday July 24th was my last hard quality workout before leaving for London. On the agenda was 3x4k. Monday night I had gotten one of the high school girls Shannon O’Hehir to agree to jog next to me. This pumped … Continue reading

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It just became a six ring summer!

Sunday July 22nd Joey and I took a day trip out east to the beach. Like most long islanders when the weather is hot and sticky we enjoy going down to the shore to cool off and relax. Sunday I … Continue reading

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Perfect training weather, best 2k workout yet!

This morning I did one of my last harder workouts before I leave for London. I had repeat 2k’s with 2min rest. I was determined to take advantage of the perfect weather that started at 70 deg and only rose … Continue reading

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One week until Opening Ceremonies!

Yes, in just one short week the 2012 Summer Olympic Games will officially commence. For the first time ever instead of eagerly watching the magnificent event on tv, I Maria Michta will be walking out with the rest of Team … Continue reading

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Cars in exchange for rainbows

Wednesday July 18th around 5:30pm lightening struck the electrical wires in front of my families house. When this occurred I was at Sachem East High School at the SYAG camp, training in the weight room with recent East Grad Rachel … Continue reading

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Recovery, Relaxing, and Family Time- Part II

While my family was well on their way across the US back home to LI, I was starting my Fourth of July holiday with a 40min bike ride down in the gym of the hotel. My legs felt worse the … Continue reading

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