Monday, July 11, 2016

Watching The Olympic Trials + #MyPostMonday Link-

The Olympic Trials ended yesterday and it has been so much fun watching them~~So many exciting moments and some heartbreaks. I loved watching the track athletes the most, just because of the sheer discipline they have! My heart goes out to Allyson Felix because of her foot injury that has been plaguing her this whole time. She didn't make the 200m cuts to defend her title at Rio, but she will be there for the 400m. Hopefully her foot gets better!  And what about Justin Gatlin, age 34, getting to make yet another trip to Rio to represent the U.S. in the 100m and the 200m! He is the oldest sprinter to make an American Olympic Team!


I felt so bad seeing Galen Rupp, the 10k champ watch his dream of being a 10K medal winner fall by the wayside. He pulled out ahead and was the sole leader for a time, his wife was so hopeful and happy as she was being interviewed while he did this. The camera panned to her once again, as he came in 5th, but this time she was sobbing. In my eyes, still a hero!

No matter what event it is, what strikes me is that I am watching perfection! To see these individuals train their bodies to do such amazing feats is fascinating and I can't stop staring! 

There must have been some days where they just didn't want to go out and train. But train they did and no matter where they fell on the finish line, they are the best we have and they should feel our pride in them and admiration for what they have accomplished!

One thing I realize, I need to take their examples and keep going in my own pursuits, no matter what I feel like! So thank you Olympians, you inspire me!

  Tweet: When Motivation Fades, Discipline Takes Over! The Olympic Trials remind us that success comes only to those who persist! #MyPostMonday 

Today is "My Post Monday!" It's all about original content from bloggers who care to share what is on their minds--from Crafts to Camping, Wellness to Wealth, Fashion to Food, and whatever else is on the brain!  I  open up with a post of my own and then follow it up with a linky of the week's top original blog posts! It's all about what the writer thinks, believes, and knows--in other words, they are active, writing blogs. If I happen to find a great original, non-sponsored post, I'll link it up and share it with you here and on Twitter via the #MyPostMonday hashtag!  I can miss some amazing posts, but I don't want to!  So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too!  I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize! (Affiliate links welcome!)

4 comments:

Tamra Phelps said...

I admit it. I watch the Olympics, every sport, from long jump to diving to race walking, lol. The sports I have no interest in any other time, I suddenly am very interested in. I just love the Olympics.

marisela zuniga said...

They work really hard! Thank you for sharing

elizamatt said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and the quote "When Motivation Fades, Discipline Takes Over!" says so much about their discipline to their sport, what a great example to us all.

Darren Scrubb said...

Congratulations to Justin Gatlin for his amazing performance in the Olympics.
I truly enjoy the Olympics and I am looking forward to see all the action.