I really enjoyed watching the Olympics these last few weeks so much so that my sleep rhythm gets messed up!
I vowed it wouldn’t happen this time, but I was totally into the swimming and track and field. It was so amazing watching these people perform at peak level – it’s a total inspiration for me.
When I’m going out on a training run and doing 7 miles and I want to quit, I think of the gymnast Simone Biles or swimmer Michael Phelps and I realize it’s nothing compared to what they have to train for to stay at top performance levels. I don’t know if it’s true – I have to back up what I heard about this – but I’ve heard that the Navy Seals says when you don’t have more to give you in fact can find have 40% more. Wow, I’m inspired!
I also find inspiration in that there are more than 10,000 athletes that come to the Olympics who don’t even leave with a medal. But they’re still Olympians, they qualified, they went and that rocks!
I also love the stories of character, support and love. The story of long-distance runners Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand and Abbey D’Agostino of the United States getting tripped up and rather than getting all worked up, and upset, they helped each other, receiving an important recognition just yesterday as a result of their sportsmanship!
The stories behind the stories are unbelievable. There’s something about being physically fit that it changes people for the good not the bad, the positive not the negative…
I wish the Olympics would come very year because then I’d have this great inspiration!