However, I do anticipate the Olympic events. How can one not? These are true, real athletes. I think about them. The sweat. The tears. THE DEDICATION. The blood. The sacrifice. THE DEDICATION. The hard work. THE DEDICATION. The strength. THE DEDICATION. The hours of practice. The diet. THE DEDICATION. The focus. Their parents. The talent. THE DEDICATION. The hours of imagining the gold. The DREAM. THE DEDICATION. The unbelievable sacrifice. The heartache. THE DEDICATION. It all amazes me and impresses me.
While I do not necessarily look forward to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics in London, I look forward to the events, the people, the stories. I look forward to the outcome of the race between Michael Phelps, who has 14 Gold Medals under his belt. Ryan Lochte wants to beat him. We will see.
I love the gymnastics! I can't wait to see Jordyn Weiber and Gabby Douglas do their floor routines! I also hear the Russian girls are really good. I can't wait to see that!
I love the summer events. The Track and Field, Swimming, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, and so much more. It will be really good TV for many nights and I am so looking forward to seeing all of these athletes in their PRIME.
I am especially thrilled to see FOUR time Olympic swimmer Dara Torres swim at age 45 (that is my age!!! . . . unbelievable!!!) After receiving three Silver medals in the Beijiing Games she is swimming again hoping for Gold. She will be swimming and competing against youngsters in their twenties, or teens, for that matter!. NOW THAT ROCKS! And, have you seen her abs? Gees . . .
I have a feeling we will all be gathered in front of our television sets, checking out the outcomes on the internet and social media and cheering all together for our athletes, our heroes. I will be so inspired by these everyday people who fit this huge dream into their lives and make it come true. I will be so inspired by all of the stories of those who fit the huge dream into their lives and competed. What a huge accomplishment. What an inspiration.
What are your favorite events? What Olympic story inspires you? What fun story do you have?