Friday, August 15, 2008
Living on Beijing Time
Why do the Olympics have to be so nail-biting? I'm addicted. It's almost like adrenaline vibes are coming through my tv screen and I just can't get enough. This adrenaline helps me stay up to the wee hours of the morning...only to have the hardest time dragging my tail out of bed in the morning.
Yes, I'm the doofus that chooses to stay up and watch....but I must. These events only come around every four years...I.must.watch!
I want so badly for all of our athletes to meet their goals, to win gold if they can. Not all of them can live up to the hype. The goals that have been set for them are not always attainable. I'm thinking Katie Hoff here. They were calling this 19 year old woman the 'female Michael Phelps'. That is enormous (unnecessary) pressure. I mean good grief. This is Phelps' 3rd Olympics. He's been at this a lot longer. How could she possibly be in his league already?? She can't. So she has been set up for disappointment.
Please let this young lady enjoy the medals she has won. Let her train for the next few years to get better in the events that she struggled.
Way to go, Katie!
Great job to all US Olympians!
I'm enjoying every minute that I'm able to watch.
Even if it is a little past my bedtime.