It's on right now. The opening ceremony. The boys are at rugby, Sarah and I are waiting for the time to pass before her netball game. Guess who drew the short straw. Sorry Andy!!!!
I LOVE the Olympics. I love the swimming, diving, cycling, and so many other things. The kids, especially Matt are just sports crazy. I can see a time of Olympics only for the next few days.
Matt decided that we would have to record all 8 channels 24/7. Ummmm, don't think they've invented a machine that can do that just yet. Grin.
I am from NZ. So of course I'm shouting loud and proud to any kiwis over in London. Go the Kiwis! But realistically, we haven't been known for our Olympic golds in the past. Perhaps this year will be different? I sure hope so.
I don't know what it's like to train for something like this. The closest I've come to is Ironman. The training for that event is enormous. I would go out for a bike ride at the same time Andy went to work, and come home at the same time. Only difference being he was at work and I was on a bike. So I can only imagine the years of pain and torture and fun and enjoyment every single athlete at the games has been through.
I wish them ALL my very very best. That they are given a fair go. The cheats are revealed and there are no 'issues'. The weather is kind to them. They are not prone to injuries. That they are given the best shot on the day.
But at the end of the day. This is what sport is. There are going to be 'issues'. There are going to be cheats. May each athlete persevere. Hold their heads high and know just how incredibly amazing they are. Win or loose, they are at the Olympics. Wow!
Bring on the games.