I have a Fever!
I have to apologize for not being online as much this past week, but I've had a bad fever!!
I have been immersed in watching the Olympic events. They have been fabulous to watch from beginning to end!! These young men and women pour their hearts and souls into representing their country and the sport they have practiced so hard for.
Their dedication to working so hard to earn a spot on the team that goes to the Olympics, is amazing! Some of them dedicate their lives to achieving the dream of a gold medal. One woman caught my attention in the Gymnastics events. She was 41 years old, still competing against girls that were much younger than she. Sadly, she didn't get a medal, but she performed with a degree that most people of her age would never dream of.
I admire these people for what they send their bodies through in each event. Days and weeks of practice, and one minor mistake for some of them, and their Olympic dream is over.
All these sports are so exciting to watch, I'm a little jealous, I want to do them all!! My favorites are Gymnastics, all water sports, and Track and Field. For me these are the most exciting. Thrilling from beginning to end. They have you sitting on the edge of your seat, biting your nails and helping them by shouting at the television!!
Even though some of them can be nerve racking, I can't help but watch. I'm always rooting for Team USA, or any underdog country that hasn't won a medal, like Fiji. They won their first medal ever, winning gold in the Rugby Sevens event.
I love the camaraderie among the different teams and nations. They all compete against each other, but they congratulate each other during each event. Everyone is so gracious to one another.
The Olympics is the one thing that brings the WHOLE world together in one place, at one time. Competition can be rough, but we can all learn something from watching these young people...togetherness.
The world is a big place, but an event like this makes it so much smaller.
It's time for me to go, the next race is about to start. I don't want to miss a thing.
Go Olympics Fever!!!
Have a great week.