It’s here!! Â I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seats waiting for this day as much as me, but I can’t wait to until tonight to start the Olympics! Â I love everything about them and I rarely have my TV off when I’m at home for a solid two weeks.
It’s really difficult to say which of the events is my favorites, but I have to say that women’s gymnastics holds a special place in my heart. Â When I was a little girl, I loved gymnastics. Â I participated on a team and I watched every televised gymnastics event that I could. Â I even VHS taped both the 1992 and 1996 Olympics and would fall asleep watching them every night for years. Â I’m really excited to watch this years team as well, even though Nastia Liuken, Shawn Johnson or Alicia Sacramone aren’t on the team. Â That’s okay though, there were better candidates.
When I grew up and realized my gymnastics Olympic dreams weren’t coming true, I started watching lots of other sports that I also really enjoy.
I love Kara Goucher. Â She’s my favorite elite women marathon runner, so I’m pretty excited to see how she fares in the Olympic marathon.
How did Michael Phelps winning 8 gold medals not capture your heart and make you love to watch swimming? Â I’m totally into all swimming events now too.
I’m also really interested to see if Usain Bolt is still the fastest man in the world. Â Remember in the 2008 Olympics when he blew every other contender away? Â He apparently has a bad back, so only time will tell.
I don’t know any of the divers yet, but I really like watching diving as well.
I’ll watch pretty much any other event that is on TV too, but I think these are my favorites this time around. Â Enjoy!!