Sadly, while watching these games, I realized I must be growing up. I just might not make it to the winter games as an athlete after all! Even though I can figure skate, ( I was hoping to make all those 4:30 AM practices pay off, but I don't have a triple axel either...) play hockey, slalom ski, cross-country ski, snowboard and go sliding, (surely that would count for skeleton?) those coaches just never called me. My kids wouldn't lose that message... My last hope was in curling, and while I can run on ice, I am terrible at sweeping. My dreams of competing in the winter games have been crushed this year.
Congratulations to all the athletes who represented their countries so beautifully. Your determination, dedication, training and grit has inspired millions around the world.
Now I have to go start practicing. The summer games are only two years away. This just might be my last chance. What's this I hear? Are you laughing at me???
I was really good at track you know...