Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Olympics 2010

When watching the Olympics, I can often be seen wiping a tear off my cheek. It's true. The Olympics does something to me. I feel such a sense of pride for my country. I love cheering on the underdogs. I get butterflies in my stomach before the big jump. I feel my stomach drop when someone falls. I become so invested when I watch the Olympics. Which is better? Summer or Winter? Ask me now, and I'll say hands down it's the Winter Olympics. I love it. Ask me in 2 years when London is hosting the Summer Olympics...and I'll say Summer is best. I'm a big fan of the Olympics. Some complain about the commercials -- I love them. Those advertisers and marketers were thinking of me as they put these commercials together. Ya know the one when they're all little kids getting ready to compete..and then it says "To the Mothers, they're all just kids," or something like that? Yeah. I cried when I first saw that. Anyway. I cry during the Olympics.

Last night was no exception. Watching Joannie Rochette perform last night was incredible. She did so well, and afterward, when she let all her emotion out, I just cried. I can't imagine being at the Olympics, performing on behalf of my country, and having my mother pass away days before -- and then performing my personal best score. That, to me, is an olympian. Being able to focus so well, being able to shut out the deepest pain -- if only for a second, to represent your country. I cried like a baby.

7 comments:

Lori and Matt said...

I was bawling too. Matt just kept waiting for me to tell him when he could change the channel back to curling. I'm going to be so sad when it's all over!

Marci said...

I totally cried TOO! Yah - and she was a pretty crier. You know? Me... I'm all splotchy red and puffy looking. Her makeup does not run. Her face is not splotchy. She doesn't do the gasping sobbing cry. Nope. Just a few break down emotional moments and some pretty tears and all in all , that's it. I'm jealous. :)

But, not of her situation. She was INCREDIBLE. And she had the sympathies of the entire world last night. I'm so glad she did well!!!

Matthew and Hailey said...

I love it too! They are so inspiring!

AJ said...

I cried too. Really hard. And yes I love the Olympics too. I think they are way too underrated.

JAZKK Low said...

Yes! To all of the above! I love hte olympics! It is so fun getting chills watching their dreams come true, and so sad when they fall at their one chance, what they have been working YEARS for this one moment and then mess up. SAD! And Rochette...amazing. She made me cry just watching her skate. I can't imagine. I am so glad she did so well. What a woman. Go Canada!!! and Go USA!! (I MISS YOU!!!)

JAZKK Low said...

I find I work out REALLY hard too as I watch them. I am just inspired by them!

Ashley DeMille said...

I just love the olympics!!! I wish they had them every year!

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