I don’t know about you but as a kid, the Olympic Games were such an amazing thing. I would watch hours and hours of every sport and dream of what sport I would compete in. The athletes still amaze me and the games are still entertaining but life has gotten so noisy that it’s easy to let the The Games slip by. This year, I decided that I’m going to make time to watch the coverage of the London 2012 and really appreciate, not only the sports, but the discipline and level of fitness that is required.
I’ve always been a fan of the gymnastics because I was a tumbler growing up. I felt like I could relate the most to the female gymnasts and their powerful, muscular legs! I knew how difficult some of those tricks were and it’s always crazy to see them stick the landing. Swimming is the sport that amazes me the most though because I’m a terrible swimmer. The fact that people, like Michael Phelps, can just keep going is fascinating to me. I really can’t fathom having so many Olympic medals.
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(I love the David Boudia high dive video!)
I decided that since I’m training for my first sprint triathlon this year, I could use a little inspiration and motivation and the Olympic athletes are the perfect place to find those. It’s kind of silly but one of my favorite things about the coverage is the behind the scenes look at an Olympic athlete’s life. I like feeling that connection with them and knowing what they do every day to prepare for the rare occasions they get to perform, especially on the world’s stage.
The London 2012 Olympic Games are from Friday, July 27 – Sunday, August 12th and it’s not often that I encourage tv watching but I actually want you to sit and watch some of the events because I think supporting our athletes and soaking up some of their enthusiasm and dedication is just what we all need.
Check out this video for a little bit of Michael Phelp’s Olympic story:
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