I happen to think the Olympics is THE BEST THING humankind ever got together to do. Could anything be more amazing than testing the limits of human endurance? And I’m usually in the camp of: All they are doing is throwing a ball in a hoop, is that really worth millions? But when it comes to the Olympics- Oh wow, am I interested! I come from an athletic family, if you don’t include throwing any balls or playing any team sports. More of the rock climbing, surfing, skiing, hiking types. I always say, if I could be born a different person with different skill sets to cultivate I would want to have musical talent AND/OR be an athlete. And it’s not because of the fame, it’s because there is something human and primal about living physically within yourself and pushing yourself to the max. You are alive. And I get a taste of that every time I go for a little jog, but imagine what it feels like to push yourself to be THE BEST. THE BEST IN THE WORLD? Exhilarating. I kind of want to pick one of those “easy” olympic sports that dont require any special breeding and train one of my kids for that. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
In honor of the olympics I took photos of people I know being athletic. And yes, that is me jumping rope.
Have a great day, and let’s all kick a little bit more ass today!