I loooooove the Olympics! Every 2 years I glue myself to the TV during those weeks–laughing, crying, and celebrating. The past few weeks were no different. While prime-time also falls during bedtime (for the kiddos–well, and let’s be honest, me too) I didn’t miss a single moment of the games thanks to our handy-dandy DVR. I loved getting the chance to watch the Olympics on my schedule this year and even got the kids in on the action–here’s a post from my personal Facebook post during them:
Amber is certainly my child because we’re watching the Winter Olympics and she’s screaming at the speed skaters for the Americans to win-hahaha!
Usually I saved the Olympics for during my workout routine–as you can see here! Nothing is more motivating for me to get up and move my lazy rear than to watch those Olympic athletes tearing it up and knowing that if they do it for hours and HOURS each day, 7 days a week, surely I can run 2 measly miles in the comfort of my own home for goodness sakes! One of my favorites to watch was Ted Ligety–I was so excited for him when he won his gold medal!
What inspired me even more, however, were the highlights they showed of the upcoming Paralympics. Those always made me say a quick little prayer of thanks and then use the 2 feet I have to run a little harder, a little faster!