Topping the Medal Stand


As of this moment, the US is on top of the London Olympics medal stand with 92 medals, 41 of which are gold.  Can I get a shoutout?  U-S-A!  Yesterday was a big day for many of our athletes.  Women’s Soccer-GOLD; Women’s Water Polo-GOLD; Women’s boxing-GOLD (and the first time women competed in this event); Men’s Decathlon-GOLD & SILVER; Women’s 200-m-GOLD; and there are many many more from over the course of the Games.

Photo taken at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (March 2010)

Watching the Olympians and seeing how proud–but proud in a good way–is an awesome thing to see.  Even the commercials this year have been great in my opinion.  I especially like the one (can’t remember the product though) that makes the point that these Olympians haven’t watched television or read that best-seller book during all their year of training.  It shows the level of dedication that must exist to compete in these Games.  And it certainly makes me want to be a bit more rock solid in all aspects of my life.  Be it how I take care of my health and body, what kind of role model I am to others, how I perform in my job, how I treat my friends and family, and how I live out my faith.  These athletes have shown signs in many and/or all of these areas and when they aren’t true role models the media picks up on those pieces as well.

If you could be an Olympian what sport would you choose and how would you be an ambassador to your country?

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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