Never been one to watch the Olympics, this year I seem to be planted on the couch and watching until Mr Surfer has to wake me up and scoot me off to bed.
For the majority though, we’ve been glued to the telly because:
- there is little else on
- I’m still in mourning after my binge watch of Weeds on Netflix
Maybe I’m watching the wrong events and all out of whack with time zones. I can’t say anything has truly inspire me.
And isn’t it what we at least searching and cheering for? Athletes who through adversity and challenges, reach their ultimate goal.
The insanely early morning training sessions, painful injuries, hard rock calluses…what was it all for?
We all like to be reminded that determination, dedication and tenacity is never for naught.
Instead, hubby and I were confused by the Judo, deciding the rules were too complicated. We couldn’t figure out how the moves differed from our boys play fighting in the lounge room after watching Kung Fu Panda 3.
(My boys are actually taking Taekwondo. Same, same but different…ahems)
Then, I had a peek at the medal tally and wondering how my birth country was doing, there it was:
Indonesia’s first medal at Rio Olympics was a silver…in WOMEN’s weightlifting.
Total bad ass.
Sri Wahyuni Agustini is a pocket rocket weighing at 48 kgs and 150 cms tall but lifted a total of 192 kgs.
Inspiration, found you!
Can you believe that the London 2012 Olympics was the first where every participating country included female athletes? Also the first Olympics were women competed in all programs.
Just four years ago.
And to think, the weight division that Agustini won her silver was only introduced in the Sydney 2000 Olympics. She would’ve been five. Hopefully she’s setting the path for other Indonesian girls. Represent.
Who run this motha?
Have you been watching the Olympics? Any inspiring moments? Can someone explain Judo to me?
1. Follow With Some Grace.
2. Sign up to the awesome Digital Parents community ( if you haven’t already done so). DP was created by Brenda Gaddi who happens to be the creator of FYBF. She’s also created 4 gorgeous kidlets. In case you’d like to know. Or maybe not. But we’ll share that info just the same.
3. Add your post URL to the FYBF linky. Please only link up one post.
4. Grab the funky FYBF button and post it on your sidebar. Help spread the blogfloggin love.
5. Visit the blogs of your fellow FYBF’ers and share the comment love