Once again, the Olympics are upon us. Soon many of the best athletes from the US will join other amazing athletes around the world to compete in their favorite sports. So, what better topic to talk about on Tuesdays on the Run? What is your favorite sport to watch? And which athlete are you most interested in or inspired by?
I have to confess… I haven’t really followed much of what is going on this year. I know I’ll watch a few things here and there, but I don’t actually have any specific sports on my agenda. Shocking, I know.
I know I’ll make sure to catch some of the gymnastics. After all, growing up in the era of Mary Lou Retton and Bart Conner (man, I had the worst crush on him), I spent a lot of time watching the gymnastics competitions. And then there was the Magnificent 7, which included Dominque Dawes, who I had the pleasure of meeting at the White House this past spring. So, yeah, I’ll be catching at least a few minutes of the competition.
And, of course, there’ll be soccer. My son’s love of the game has led me to really enjoy watching that sport as well. In fact, I really wish that I’d tried soccer as a child (and I still occasionally consider joining an adult league, but well, I’m really not that coordinated…)
But what about track and field? I have to confess that my favorites are the sprinters. Don’t get me wrong – I’m totally impressed by the marathoners. But there’s something amazing about watching the crazy fast runners cover with such speed.
What about you? Will you be watching runners or something else? Or are you a total junkie who’ll be watching the coverage 24/7?
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