Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fighter

Oh hey did you know that I work for the Olympic Team? I know I so rarely talk about it so it's kind of a mystery.

It you don't care for the Olympics and all the patriotism! rah rah! gold medal! go team! that come with it, this is going to be an annoying blog for the next four months.

But if you like it, we're going to have some fun. I had such amazing experiences in Salt Lake and Vancouver and unfortunately, I don't have much of a record of those Games. I wrote a wrap up of Vancouver that hits quite a few highlights but I wish I had been better about writing as I went. So I'm committing to it publicly-I would love to share some of the behind the scenes excitement as we gear up for what is likely to be an epic Summer Games. For my dedicated little band of readers but also so I never forget what a spectacular experience this is right now. I'm going to have to be grateful for eternity I think.

To kick it off-this video came out today and features one of the hopefuls for the men's gymnastics team. The training footage was all shot right here in Colorado Springs where more than a few future Olympians are likely getting some well earned sleep right now. This is the kind of song that will make my cry at this time of year anyway but when you put it in the context of a kid out chasing his dream to get to London? Yeah, I'm cooked.

7 comments:

Pippy said...

Thanks for sharing Katie. Wow, what an inspiration he is. :) Leah

Kelly said...

And now I'm crying. I really hope we see him in the Olympics.

Personally I'm thrilled that you're committing to blogging more during the actual Olympics because I am an Olympics junkie!

NatAttack said...

You know I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff. But really, him as a a bitty on those giant rings? GAH.

LE FITNESS- Pilates, Barre, and Personal Training said...

Coolest freakin' video!!!! You better go nuts documenting these games because - to be apart of it... amazing.
Ps- totally choked up watching this

sarah said...

I've enjoyed your blog for quite sometime. I have to say I LOVE the Olympics and can't wait. This video is a perfect warm-up. Can't wait!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Mike McGinnis said...

Keep'm coming kid....thanks

cropfoto said...

Please, oh please, post lots and lots during les jeux olympiques! Je les adore!
I'm sure it'll be crazy town for you during the games but I would love to share in your experiences. Seriously, your life just kills me. So envious.
Will be sending you as much positive energy as I can conjure up to help you survive.