Thursday, June 21, 2012

Olympic Anticipation

The London games are less than a month away (27 days away to be exact). I CAN'T WAIT!! Ever since I was a little girl, I always loved the Olympics. Whatever event was on, I wanted to watch it. The winter Olympic games are fun, but the summer games are where its at. Ever since 2012 began, I knew it was coming. Each month, I continue to get more and more excited. In April, this commercial made its way around the internet and the TV. It still gives me goosebumps every time I watch it.

Then, there have been the Visa commercials highlighting some momentus struggles and triumphs. These are two of my favorites (more goosebumps)



And then last night a Lolo Jones video popped up on my Facebook feed. Naturally I HAD to watch it. She was so close in 2008. She will get it in 2012. I just know it. :)

So the fever has continued well into this morning and I decided to watch more YouTube videos during my commute (instead of blogging or reading). I caught up on what Lolo has been up to since 2008 including some successful indoor events and additional wins in 2011 and 2012. Ahh! Can't wait!

Even though he isn't from the U.S. I can't help but cheer and get excited to watch Usain Bolt. I mean, this is earth-shattering, record-breaking stuff. How can one man break so many records and still have room for improvement?!


Then of course, there is the women's marathon. Perhaps the event I am looking forward to the most. The trials were in January. The final races before the big event have been completed by most of the US participants in recent months. During Desiree Davila's 2011 Boston marathon, you could literally hear the papers shuffling of the announcers, trying to look up information on who this amazing racer was. Now she is part of the 2012 Olympic team alongside my besties Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan. Seeing these women race is so inspiring in so many ways (hello, Kara is a mom!)

And thanks to the folks at Oiselle, I won the Instagram t-shirt contest and specifically requested the London Calling tee. They obliged so I will be wearing that thing during all of these events. GO TEAM USA!!!

17 comments:

  1. Ericka @ The Sweet LifeJune 21, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Now I have Olympic fever! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Thanks for making me cry at work! That first two videos really did it.

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  3. Haha, that mom video gets me EVERY TIME... I sent it to my mom and she cried too. Tears for everyone!

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  4. I think after watching these videos, I'm just going to have goosebumps all day. GO TEAM USA!!!

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  5. seriously - womens marathon - starts at 5am US time. Where are we watching it.

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  6. I'm wondering if it will be like the trials though, and NBC shows it at a different time? Either way, I'm down for a party, day or night, to watch these US women kick some butt.

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  7. PAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRR-TAAAAAAAAAAAAY

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  8. yeah.....the "mom" video does it to me every time......P&G put out a companion video around Father's Day, but it just doesn't pack the emotional wallop.........but Olympic Fever is catching in my house. I'm a complete Olympic junkie (even Winter Olympics.....curling....HELLO???), but we're all gearing up. The Trials should get it all started....can't wait!!!

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  9. I love the winter Olympics too, but for me they just don't get me as excited as the summer Olympics. Let's go Team USA!!

    Is this the commercial you were talking about? If so, I agree that it def doesn't bring the same "punch"

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  10. I'm only posting because i am here. again. for the third time. watching these videos.

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  11. Haha love it! I've watched them a bunch myself. (before AND after posting about them)

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  12. Yay, we're teammates now! The olympics are so amazing, and I am guaranteed to tear up when watching any commercial, documentary, etc. that highlights any athletes' sacrifice and dedication. I feel amazed by the strong in people.

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  13. Wahoo! Go Team Oiselle! :) Haha, I totally know what you mean. I recently watched the Team Hoyt special and that was a major tear-jerker!!

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  14. This post sums up how I've been feeling since I saw the first Olympic commercial MONTHS ago! I'm right with you about Usain Bolt - can't wait to see him run by everyone again! However, I have a family trip that entire first week of the Games...better empty out the DVR before that! :)

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  15. Haha totally! Ah! Usain Bolt is ridiculous!!! I think the one announcer summed it up. The 2nd place guy (Tyson Gay from the U.S. in the one clip) ran a sensational race, but Usain Bolt just dominated with another world record... in the 100m... where things are decided in hundredths of a second! SO EXCITED JUST TALKING ABOUT IT... I gotta say, this post only inflamed my love for the Olympics more and I'm so excited to have been talking about this ALL DAY! :)

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  16. Alright, alright. The little Asian girl waving to her mom did me in. And that first vid made me wish I ran when I was younger. I think I would have been good (not Olympic good ahahhahaah).

    Lolo! Look at those stretches. Damn. Why is she lifting such heavy weight? Lolo is from my home state. Go girl!!!

    Are you following the trials this weekend?

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  17. I didn't watch the trials this weekend (too many wedding obligations), but I fully plan on watching them this week! SO EXCITEDDDDD!!! USA!!! USA!!!

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