I LOVE THE OLYMPICS. Everything about it just draws me in and I've been like that for years. I love the summer and the winter olympics equally and just can't get enough. I'm kind of obsessive because I google and keep up with all of the athletes . Yea...I'm a weirdo!! I think my interest comes from the wanna be athlete in me. HAA. I lack any type of athletic ability.
I remember it was after the 1996 Games in Atlanta, that I joined gymnastics. Maybe I was thinking that one day I'd be flipping for gold medals. I stuck with gymnastics for a year....I even had an American flag leotard!! Don't laugh....I was only 8. I'd go to the ice skating rinks every year after the winter olympics. I WAS pretty good. I mean I COULD skate backwards and forwards without falling. Sooo naive. After the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, my little gymnastics Olympic dream came back. I remember in the pool every summer, I'd practice my handstands and backflips until I was pruny. I gave up when I cracked my head open on the side of the pool after doing 15+ underwater backflips. 6 staples later...I realized that I just need to get my Olympic fill every 2 years on TV.
SO...I'm very excited about the Vancouver games. There is nothing sweeter than see our own up on the medal stage and hearing the National Anthem. I get chills....and I just love seeing the emotion in their faces. Can't wait to see who wins! There is actually a girl originally from my hometown and who went to my high school at the games. Lauren Cholewinski, she is a speedskater racing in the 500m. I really hope she does well!!
GO TEAM USA!