Nothing is more inspiring in the world of athletics than the Summer Olympic Games. I have been faithfully watching Olympic competition since I can remember. I vividly recall sitting in front of our black and white TV watching swimmer Mark Spitz win his gold medals during the 1972 Olympics.
Growing up in San Diego, I loved swimming at the beach and in swimming pools. I was naturally athletic and I literally learned how to swim the butterfly just by watching Mark Spitz swim. I admit I didn’t get the hang of the stroke until I watched my fellow high school team mates under the water to get that undulating dolphin-kick rhythm just right.
I fell in love with gymnastics when I saw gymnast Olga Korbet (USSR) bend herself backwards over the balance beam in 1972, then witnessed the athletic perfection of Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci, in 1976.
I also love the Winter Olympics and have recently been inspired by the disabled athletes in the Paralympic Games.
To this day I watch track and field events, beach volleyball, and diving, to name a few, included with those mentioned above. New Olympic athletes continue to inspire.
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I have been nominated to participate in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. We can choose a different topic for each day. In honor of the Summer Olympics games, this will be my theme over the three days.
For my first day of the challenge, I am using the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge as inspiration for my three quotations. This week’s theme is Morning.
“It’s the Olympics. If you can’t get up to swim early in the morning, don’t go.” – Michael Phelps
As I write this post, swimmer Michael Phelps won his 21st gold medal in his fourth Olympics. He is the oldest swimmer in history to win gold… and he ought to know.
Yes, I love my coffee! At least the mug sports a windsurfer in mid-jump. Windsurfing is STILL an Olympic sport.
Last but not least, is this motivational quote that all of us can relate to.
Provide three new quotes on topics of your choice each day for three days. I am choosing to spread my days out over two weeks.
I was nominated by my lovely gal pal from Australia, Sue Loncaric at Sizzling Toward Sixty
Please pay a visit to her wonderful blog!
Here are the three bloggers I nominate for the challenge. Even if they choose not to participate, please take a quick visit to their blogs and show them some love!
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