Olympics still going strong

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While we are getting me a Chinese fan and a Chinese kite, can we get me a Chinese cone hat too?

Okay, running a 5K or a 10K on a track? That’s got to be one of the most boring things in the world. Amazing how fast they go, but I think just one mile on a track is boring. Why would I want to run 3, 6, or 9 miles on a track. Around. Around. Around. Around. Over. Under. And through! Except without the over, under, or through. I did run track in junior high, but I’m a road runner now. Of course they run that distance at least twice as fast as I do, but still, that’s too much like a hamster on an exercise wheel for me.

So proud of the female runner from Bahrain. She just goes to show that where there’s a will, there’s a way. And she found a way to be true to her religious beliefs and still compete in the Olympics. I just hope her body suit was made of something very breathable.

I think the runners that yelp are funny. You hear it more with the hurdlers, but some of the pure sprinters do it too.

I liked Johnson’s messy bun during the exhibit after the gymnastics competition. It went well with the whistling music: I’m footloose and fancy free and doing things on a four inch bar you couldn’t do in your dreams. And I thought Liukin’s choice of music was perfect. Made my eyes moist.

BMX did not disappoint. And I love the pictures of the race as well. The photographers at the Olympics are just incredible. And of course Bob had a great comment to go with the finals as well: “Coming up next is BMX, about which I will tell you candidly, I know nothing, but it is exciting.” And then later saying something to the effect of: “That’s the thing about the Olympics. You got synchronized you got badminton you got weight lifting you got… All constituencies served.”

I decided the baby quilt didn’t need more free motion on the stars. I couldn’t figure out how to do that so it would look the way I wanted. But they needed something. So I figured out what that something was, and now it’s done. 🙂 I even got it mailed this afternoon and the mail lady told me it should get there on Monday. So now that the quilt got finished before the baby, the race is to see which one my sister and brother-in-law will see first, the baby or the quilt. I took pictures before mailing it and I’ll put them up after it arrives at its destination. I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise.

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  1. Giggle

    Yay road running! I have no desire to do track running.

    Everything else you and I have already discussed. 😀


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