Now, I was never a sporty-type kid. I did take ice skating lessons for a few years and as a military child I did everything my mother signed my sister and I up for from cheerleading to bowling to basketball in order to keep busy (and out of trouble), but by the time I was in high school I was into the creative arts–music, band, theatre–which doesn’t really explain how much I love to watch those people who have dedicated their lives to one sport, to one dream, to be in the Olympics.
I have my favorite events—swimming, diving, gymnastics in the summer and ice skating and skiing in the winter, but I find myself fascinated with sports like curling (winter) and rowing and water polo (summer) as well. Maybe its watching years of training, hard work and dreaming come down to one event or even a matter of minutes, in which that person, no matter where in the world they come from, they are…at that moment…the best.
It’s been wonderful to watch Michael Phelps achieve what no one else in olympic history has and to see Gabby Douglas win the all-around title in Ladies gymnastics so I’ll keep watching (forbidding my husband from watching the news for fear of spoilers) and cheering for everyone on the USA team!
How about you? Are you watching the Olymipics? If so, what’s your favorite sport? Or are you just not interested? Share and I’ll choose one name to win a copy of my August release, PUPPY LOVE IN THUNDER CANYON and some other goodies!!