The 2012 Olympics have come to an end, and this year, I was somewhat proven wrong.
While I may not have scheduled any of my time around the games, I did lose a few precious hours of sleep just “watching the end” of a match / routine / race more times than I’d like to admit, simply because the television was on.
Additionally, I did attend a party on opening ceremonies night – which meant I did subject myself to hours of weirdness, along with a few fleeting glances at the closing ceremonies last night – I mean, c’mon, Spice Girls. I had to.
So, I will admit: though I was a bit BAH HUMBUG about the whole Olympics in general – there WERE some moments that just…well…rocked.
After an intense 400-meter race, Oscar Pistorious (“Blade Runner”) and Kirani James (winner of the semi-final) swapped bibs. That was so super cool and just made me proud of their sportsmanship and the inspiration they could provide to each other.
Marathoning rivals Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan are marathon powerhouses! They push and inspire each other and performed awesomely in the women’s marathon, finishing 10th and 11th, respectively. They represented Team USA with gusto and proved that friendship is stronger than anything.
MEB. He is just freaking awesome – won the Men’s Trials in Eugene and went on yesterday to take 4th – at 37 years old in 2 hours, 11 minutes and 6 seconds!!! AMAZING. He is an embodiment of the American Dream.
So, as you can see – the Olympics did end up melting my heart a little Maybe by the time Rio rolls around, I’ll be even more interested…only time will tell!
What was your favorite Olympic moment?