By Paul Newberry
AP National Writer
Now that he’s away from the pool, Michael Phelps can reflect — really reflect — on what he accomplished.
Pretty amazing stuff.
“It’s kind of nuts to think about everything I’ve gone through,” Phelps said. “I’ve finally had time to myself, to sit back and say, ‘... that really happened?’ It’s kind of shocking at times.”
Not that his career needed a capper, but Phelps added one more honor to his staggering list of accomplishments Thursday — The Associated Press male athlete of the year.
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