1. Getting their ballroom dance on
Aly Raisman joins the list of Olympians who compete (and often win) a Mirror Ball trophy.
2. Pretending to adopt tiny pigs
3. Learning a new sport
Lolo Jones, most known for hurdling, has been training in bobsled for the upcoming winter games. Because apparently when you’re a fantastic athlete, you can just decide, “I’m now going be amazing at this completely different thing, too.”
4. …or taking up golf
Most retired people take up golf, so Michael Phelps isn’t doing anything out of the ordinary.
5. Attending all the award shows
OFFICIAL PETITION: Gabby Douglas should make appearances at everything.
6. Admiring their fridges
Hope Solo has two gold medals and no shortage of caffeine.
7. Enjoying some much-deserved me time
Yes, adult male/olympian Danell Leyva likes bubbles.
8. Spreading the “Jeah”
Ryan Lochte is doing many things. This is just one of them.
9. Landing sponsorships
Mckayla Maroney is not not impressed with 7 Up.
10. Receiving participation certificates
Not just for children who were in a science fair.
11. …and olympic yearbooks
But signatures are so hard to get once everyone goes home :-(
12. Doing the Harlem Shake
(But really, who hasn’t?)
13. Getting a serious education
Alex Morgan found the best book ever.
14. Playing in colored powder
Serious athletes aren’t above any of this ridiculousness. (Tyler Scott Clay found this color at the end of Color Me Rad 5K.)
15. Cheating on their diets (sometimes)
Hey, they’re only human.
17. Winning other awards
“Congrats, gold medalist David Boudia! We knew you could do it.”
18. Publishing a second memoir
Gabby Douglas cannot be stopped. Nope. Never. She continues to do everything.