Let the Games Begin!!
Tonight is the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Games in London. I bet you all already knew that. I mean, how can you not unless you are literally living in a cave, in Siberia, with a bag over your head. And even then, I bet you have your smartphone with you so really DO know!
In case you haven’t guessed, I LOVE the Olympics. Like, goosebumps and crying and jumping up and down screaming. And that’s just for the opening ceremonies. I get really crazy once the event-action starts. I marvel at the athletic talent. I am humbled by the immense level of effort and hard work each athlete has given to their sport, their passion. I am brought to a raw level of inspiration. They make me want to be better.
I wish I could have been an Olympian. I joke that I had all three of my children in Olympic years and expected them all to make it to the Olympic. No pressure but the challenge is out there for them, should they choose to make my dream come true.
Even though I have favorite events like swimming, gymnastics and the sprinting in track and field, I really love it all. But one thing I’m kind of wishing will happen, outside of the USA doing well overall, is that I really hope that Ryan Lochte pulls off an upset against Phelps. I wish Michael Phelps all the luck in the world. He is amazing, there is not doubt. But, there’s a little part of me that wants Ryan to sneak in there and grab his moment against the best.
Here is a great video of great Olympic moments of past games.
Let the Games Begin!!! Go USA!!