Weekend Challenge: Enjoy the Olympics!

Friday, August 3, 2012

I never though I would say this, but I am encouraging you to watch the Olympics.  Tune in to a sport you don't know anything about and catch Olympic fever.  Last weekend, James watched 9 different sports in one hour.  He and I have figured out handball (I think) and I am learning a ton about cycling and rowing.  He has always been a sports enthusiast, but I am the type who would rather play a sport than watch it.  We went to watch some of the events this week (more details to be posted soon!) and it was amazing.  The energy, the fitness levels, the patriotism from the fans- just unbelievable really.  I am so blessed to be able to witness such an amazing part of history.

After you tune in, I encourage you to then try an Olympic sport with a lower profile (not necessarily one you watched)- such as badminton, table tennis (NOT beer pong), fencing, rowing, canoeing, you get the idea.  When you find a sport you like, exercising won't seem like such a chore.  I hope you find something you enjoy and pursue a new hobby.

As an example that it is never too late to start something new, let me introduce you to Helen Glover (Team Great Britain).  This 26 year old was a physical education teacher before she started training for London 2012.  in 2008, she quit teaching to train as a rower.  She won a gold medal in pair rowing with Heather Stanning.

To recap the challenge: 
1.  Watch the Olympics
2.  Try an Olympic sport
3.  Let me know what you did.  Send a photo to mollie@ptmollie.com and I will post it here!

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