Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sushi for one, and Rio 2016: What I'll Be Watching

Harry has classes Monday evenings, so they're sort of my *ME* time for the moment.  So basically, I can order something yummy, watch whatever, dance around in my underpants, whatever!  On the agenda for last night:  eating some sush and watching my girl in a documentary that just came out on Netflix, "Destination:  Team USA".

Warning:  You'll need tissues.

(Side note about my sushi:  I saved the ginger for you, Suz.)

Of course, I thought about how good it's going to feel when I get back to running after watching such passion and heart-filled performance.  I am really getting excited about seeing the Pod-Doc tomorrow!

All I can think about is doing this  ---------------->

When all I can really do right now is this --------------------->

(That stride, though)

I've read article after article, blog post after blog post (thank goodness for all y'all running bloggies; I'm not thankful you got injured and have words of wisdom, but you get me;), about staying positive and have patience in the process.  Just like training, just like studying, just like anything that's worth it, there's a process.  I feel like I crave this more, I am more grateful for it, and I feel like I deserve it, this gift that is running, more than ever.

But let's be honest.

I am human, just like you.  So some days, it's more like this -------------------->

Remember how you used to just watch at random times, often not knowing when your favorite event was coming on (or Bob Costas would announce it in the 90s) (I'm talking way back before cable receivers, as well)?  Well Google has made it ridiculously easy to search for your fave sport, country, etc.

Hurdles, 400m, 800m, and Relays are  my faves of Track & Field, and ohhhhhhh boy, the Marathon.<3  The first time I watched the women's marathon was in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.  

I was not even remotely interested in running a marathon at that point in my life.  I was barely a runner at all.  I think that I had run a 5k, but that's it.  I would say that marathon runners were bananas; that 26.2 miles was too far to drive, let alone RUN.  

And then, I randomly watched the women's marathon.  I was bawling like a baby.  I watched the whole thing from start to finish, and was a mess of emotions.  I was so moved by Dita-Tomescu's Gold medal winning performance, and the battle between second and third place. 

I ran my first marathon the following year.

So yeah, I'll be watching that event every summer Olympic Games.;)


Because I can never get enough of Michael Phelps (though I'm sure this will be his final Games), I'm watching Swimming events, as well.  The relays are always SO EXCITING!

I will also be catching:  Gymnastics, Volleyball, Triathlon, Soccer and Weightlifting.  I'm lucky that I have the time to catch it all, for sure.  But the DVR will probably be a helpful tool.


Thanks to the glorious ladies for the link-up!
What's your workout for today, friend?

Fave Olympics event, either Summer or Winter?

Do you have a favorite running or sports-related documentary?  TELL, please!:)


  1. My boyfriend thinks I'm bonkers to be crying when watching sporting events. NO, it is crazy emotional and I get so caught up in it! Good to know I'm not the only one!

  2. I will come and watch Olympics (both live and docu style) with you. And that way I can get my sushi ginger <3 <3

  3. My favorite Olympic event to be gymnastics. Ahhh sushi. I work at a sushi bar and I can never get enough of that. Yum!


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