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topkebab
topkebab
Lucky Stiff

Aug-8-2008 10:19

Ok, so I had the Opening Ceremony on the TV in the background just now, even though I told myself I wouldn't watch it I think I ended up catching most of it intermittently...

... and I must admit it was quite spectacular imho. Although I can't help but wonder how big a carbon footprint it (and everything else like it) generates :P

So, in the spirit of "One World, One Dream", I challenge you all, whatever your political leanings, to dream a dream and then aim faster, higher and stronger towards it... be inspired by those athletes who are living their dream now.

... and I also challenge you to devote one more hour per week for exercise, be it swimming, football, mountain bike, dance, hiking, skating, you name it, if it gets your heart rate up, it's usually good for you. ;)

I have a dream, and I have a goal. What about you?

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ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Aug-8-2008 15:58

Does watching football on TV count? Watching the Browns always gets my heart rate up! :-P

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Aug-8-2008 22:47

I'm watching the ceremonies now, and they've done a fantastic job with them. The historical part of it was just awesome!! And I always love seeing the athletes parade through the stadium! ;-D

I spent bout two hours today walking (bout an hour longer than my usual). Does that count? ;-)

My dream is to get back on a horse and ride like I did when I was a girl. My goal in the meantime is to keep improving in my health after my stroke. I've made amazing progress in the last six weeks, and hope to keep going!
;-D

So what sports d'you like to watch or participate in? Which sport did you want to be an Olympian in when you were a kid? Do we have any Olympians, past or present, here on Sleuth? ;-D

Aknas
Aknas
Con Artist

Aug-9-2008 03:42

The countdown with the drummers was amazing! :)

I always like watching synchronized swimming. They make it look like its easy!

Jesse Hunter
Jesse Hunter
Santa's Little Helper

Aug-9-2008 10:52

I (re)started my twice weekly lifting routine this wednesday. I hope to get back to running regularly in the next two weeks. It'll be a challenge of will... I HATE running in the heat of summer.

Lady Zeugirdor
Lady Zeugirdor
Pinball Amateur

Aug-9-2008 13:24

OH, I hate running anytime. Good for you Jesse!

Breitkat, way to go on the progress.

Alas, Topkebab, I'll have to take up your challenge later after I heal from a recent surgery. Getting up from a chair is about the most exercise I can handle right now. Believe me, it's enough for now. So, I get to watch others exercise . But I will start walking on a regular basis once I can go more than a few feet at a time.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Aug-9-2008 15:41

I'm looking forward to getting to watch some of the games after work tonight and all day tomorrow. I really don't care what event, I just like watching everyone compete.

Although I hope they televise some water polo, I've never gotten to see it and I'm still wondering how they can get those horses to swim! ;-)

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Aug-10-2008 17:48

Watched Olympics pretty much all day today. Got to see the swimming heats for the preliminaries, tonight is he finals. Phelps is just amazing!

*chants*

USA! USA! USA!

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Aug-10-2008 20:10

anyone like to participate in some gentle sleuthaerobics..

up, down, up, down, up down... ok now the other eyelid!

nicnic
nicnic
Battered Shoe

Aug-10-2008 22:56

All I got to say is Jason Lezak!!!

Go USA!!!

topkebab
topkebab
Lucky Stiff

Aug-11-2008 01:04

SS - shouldn't that be up, down, up, down ... of the mouse finger?

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