I love when the Olympics rolls around. I spend hours away from my computer, watching athletes in obscure events (archery and trampoline were some of my surprise favorites this year). But after the closing ceremonies, when all these people from around the world have shown us what the human body is capable of, I come back to writing more inspired than ever.
I have very little athletic talent (don’t throw anything at me—I promise I can’t catch it). I run, but it’s more of a jog-and-brainstorm-ideas-for-my-WiP sort of thing than a hardcore thing. But seeing these athletes who have trained for years break records and push themselves to the limit makes me want to do that in my own life. I want to write the story that’s out of my comfort zone and make it the best story that it can be and send it out into the world with no regrets.
So for now I’m going to keep watching beach volleyball and track and field and finding the inspiration in all the hard work these people have done.
What are some of your favorite Olympic sports?