MIA and Olympics

Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. It’s been a hectic week with unfortunate event after unfortunate event occurring. I have a lot on my plate right now, but I’ve been keeping up with Insanity and it’s amazing how much more powerful and conditioned I am. Much more so than when I was running everyday. I went on a hike up Chautauqua the other day and the initial hill you have to climb used to be pretty difficult to hike up but after doing Insanity I didn’t feel tired hiking the first hill at all! Success! I hiked up the first and second flatiron trail and chatted with my friend at the top for about 1.5 hours before we descended down the trail. Hiking downhill can be such a pain because you’re putting so much pressure on your knees. I’d rather just run down the mountain but I can’t afford to twist, break, or sprain an ankle/foot. I’m suppose to run UP one of the trails sometime this month with one of my friends… we’ll see if that actually happens or not. I’m almost at the end of my fourth week and it’s almost time for the crazy 2nd month. Ah!

My thoughts on the Olympics? Well, the opening ceremonies were just so horrid compared to the Beijing opening ceremonies in 2008. I mean a whole act on healthcare and English literature? Boring… plus that giant baby was just straight up creepy. And what was up with the humongous Voldemort? Of all the Harry Potter characters out there they choose the evil villian… whyyyyy? I did like the forging of the Olympic rings and the lighting of the cauldron though. The cauldron is really cool with all those copper petals making up one big cauldron.

I’ve been watching beach volleyball, indoor volleyball, cycling, swimming, and gymnastics. Obviously my favorite sport to watch is indoor volleyball because I completely understand what’s going on. Plus, it’s so intense when the best teams in the world go up against each other. I was so engrossed when I watched the South Korea vs. USA women’s indoor volleyball game. That one chic from South Korea carried her team all the way – she’s so good. Logan Tom and Destiny Hooker from the USA are so amazing to watch too. Why am I not tall?! I’m a midget compared to them. I’ve recorded every Olympic broadcast so I can go back and watch whatever I’ve missed and skip the commercials! Yes! My friend told me the USA vs. Austria Women’s Beach Volleyball match yesterday was amazing so I’m going to watch that when I get home today. I can’t believe Misty and Kerri lost a set! I wanted them to be undefeated gold medalists for a third time. Can’t be perfect all the time.

Women’s gymnastics were awesome. The US team was so strong – especially their vault with their vaulting specialist. Her final vault was flawless, gave me goosebumps even though I have no knowledge of gymnastics skills or techniques. The reactions of the judges at the end of her vault was hilarious. They were in total shock. If you didn’t see their faces you should Google it. Experts say that she should have received a perfect score but it’s a subjective sport so what the judges say goes. Swimming on the other hand is not subjective at all – all timed. Michael Phelps is definitely not in his prime anymore; I guess winning 8 gold medals can take a toll on your body. But it’s still really fun to watch him swim along with Ryan Lochte. I can’t believe that one China female swimmer swam a faster split than Ryan in one of the events (I forget which one). Crazy!

I love the olmypics! Motivates me get up and be active!