Monday, February 10, 2014

What a Great Feeling!

I can’t even remember the last time I watched the Olympics. Sure, I’ve caught some events here and there, but this year, I’ve had the television on all day. Living in Germany, it helps that I get to watch them live. As much as I don’t like Putin, I was impressed by the opening ceremonies.

I cheer for the Americans, and when they’re not competing, I cheer for the Germans. Watching all this talent from different countries just takes my breath away. It also makes me wonder how we can compete and be fair about it, yet still fight and stab each other in the back.

Anyways, back to the Olympics. It’s so inspiring to watch these athletes compete. When someone falls, no matter where they’re from, I feel so bad for them. These people have sacrificed years of hard work to accidentally fall or lose focus. It’s sad and I feel for them, but when they do great, I can’t help but think that it’s gotta be an awesome feeling. To be able to say you competed in the Olympics, represented your country, and left as a winner has got to be one of the best feelings in the world.

Here’s a video of Sage Kotsenburg who won 1st gold medal for snowboarding. I know nothing about snowboarding, but watching these guys was amazing. This isn’t the run that got him the gold.

And we have Jamie Anderson, who also won gold for snowboarding. I didn’t even know women did this kind of sport. It blows my mind. And my husband couldn’t believe how cute the competitors are.   

If you haven’t had a chance, try and catch a little bit of the Olympics. It will lift your spirits, and all the talent will amaze you.

Olympics and Pride,


  1. Even for being a non-sporting sort of gal in most instances, I still find myself irresistibly drawn to watching the games. I've watched ice-skating for years, but even the skiing catches my interest, not to mention I now consider myself reasonably versed in curling as well ;)

    1. You're way ahead of me. I don't quite understand curling. I've tried watching it, but I just don't know.