The London 2012 Olympic Games are in full swing!

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I know we’ve all been sending to the athletes and watching the event coverage but I just wanted to share with you some of my thoughts on the first few days of these Olympic Games.

Opening Night:
I wasn’t overwhelmed with the opening ceremony but it definitely had its highlights. Loved the Olympic rings forming overhead and then bursting into fireworks. Also, was way impressed with the firework display at the end – it seemed to be throughout the entire city!

First couple of days:
I’ve been watching lots of swimming, gymnastics and the occasional beach volleyball tournament. It’s early in The Games but it all seems to be going smooth, the athletes are performing well and medals are being won!

Spotlight on Michael Phelps:
I didn’t get a chance to catch the 400 IM in which Phelps came in 4th but I did catch him and his teammates last night as they brought home a silver in the 4×100 Freestyle Relay. It will be interesting to see how Michael does in the upcoming events. I don’t know about you, but I’d still be OK with a 4th place Olympic finish! :)

A quick message from Michael:

Kerri Walsh and Misty May Treanor are chugging through the competition! I love watching beach volleyball! For some reason, I feel like I’m actually chilling at the beach, taking in the game. It’s also crazy to me because not only are they playing volleyball, they are doing it in sand and I always just think about how great a workout they are getting! These ladies are the favorites, of course, for this sport but they’ve still got lots of competition and lots of wins ahead of them before they get those medals so good luck to them! Keep up the great work!

These are just a few of my thoughts as we open up the Olympic Games in London. I hope you are enjoying them as well as soaking up the inspiration! Also, don’t forget to cheer for your favorite athletes now!!

Also, we’ve got a $20 Visa gift card to giveaway to someone that comments below about what they love about the London 2012 Olympic Games so far!


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