The Olympics are here! I love watching the Olympics- especially the swimming-
I grew up swimming on my local club’s swim team- I even once won my division with the breast stroke – then I was disqualified because I touched the wall with only one hand. I clearly remember the judge who was right there as I touched the wall and he felt so bad because he had to inform me that I was disqualified- boo! But did I really care? Nope- I still was the fastest by a long shot.
That year- my swim team won Second place for Division 1 in the state of Virginia. Yep- still have my trophy. I was by far not the best on my team but I loved it. And the breast stroke is my favorite event in swimming at the Olympics.
Then there was a time when my parents enrolled me in gymnastics. I still remember my brown and crème colored warm up suit. My favorite event? The uneven parallel bars. I fell. On my face. FLAT on my face. From the top bar. Ouch. But I love watching the gymnasts at the Olympics. My favorite event to watch is the uneven parallel bars.
Chad loves watching Track and Field. He is a runner- can he run as fast as those Olympians can? No- (if he could I would tell you I am in London watching him run). But Chad is good- he can run- and he does a lot of races and he loves watching them run on TV.
The Olympics are so inspiring to watch- most of us probably did a sport in our youth- soccer, basketball, baseball- so we can all semi-relate to these “kids” that are on display for the whole world to see. Personally, I have been looking forward to watching Missy Franklin- a 17-year old swimmer with a smile that can light a thousand watts. She will return to her junior year of high school this fall in Colorado. Can you imagine being a junior in high school after winning a Gold Medal at the Olympics?
My goal is to get my golf game in gear so I can compete in the 2016 Olympics when golf will finally be introduced as an Olympic sport. I can do it right? Or should I try to perfect my breast stroke? Or maybe give the uneven parallel bars a go. Or should I just take up soccer? Should I grow about another 10 inches so I can play basketball? Maybe I should learn curling and go to the winter Olympics- wait- do they even know what curling is in Florida? Hmmmmm- endless possibilities- what sport are you going to learn??
I have never wanted a tattoo- but every time I watch the Olympics I decide that I want the Olympic Rings on my ankle, or my butt, or my forehead.
I came across this image from Worth1000.com. Probably more my style- but I am not getting doughnuts tattooed to my forehead- but maybe my hips.