09 August 2012

The Olympics I Grew Up With

I just discovered Nadia Comaneci's 1976 perfect 10 routine on Youtube, and I've been watching it on repeat ever since.  I really can't get enough of it.  I guess that explains why I re-enacted scenes from the Nadia movie everyday of my life from ages 4-9. 

And then came Mary Lou Retton in 1984 & her spectacular all-around gold medal performances (this 2 part video about her just about did me in).  I also had her haircut for like 5 years.  haha.  My grandmother was especially fond of that haircut.  At least 2 sisters and 3 cousins had the same haircut, too. 

Also, LOVE these vintage Olympics posters from Jenny's blog.  And really enjoyed hearing about Gabrielle's experience of taking her family on an Olympics outing to London.  So exciting and fun to read!

Are you guys watching the Olympics?  We can't get enough of it. :)

Also, we had some Nike giftcards that went unused forever.  But we just ordered some new running shoes.  The Olympics are inspiring me to once again, up some of my daily walks to some runs.  :)  haha.  Have they put an athletic streak in you, too?


P.S.  Today I'll be at the Katie Couric ShowBrene Brown is going to be a guest today and one of our readers and her sister are coming to town for the show.  They are so sweet and wrote to invite me to join them and got me a ticket and everything.  I really can't believe it.  (And I also can't wait to try her spring rolls from her blog.)

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  1. Oh my gosh! I cried my eyes out watching the 2 part video on Mary Lou Retton. It's so emotional!!! Such an awesome reminder of the power of believing in yourself, and of having a coach or mentor believe in you too! Love it.

  2. I am going to be at the Katie Couric show today too! Fun!


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