Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Late (Olympic) Nights

I think I am going to try to go to bed at a decent time tonight without watching the Olympics. I doubt I can do it, but I have stayed up way too late watching them every night and I am tired! The problem is that I start watching just for a few minutes when I get into bed and then get totally sucked in. I was so upset last night when Nastia Liukin did not win gold on the uneven bars. She stuck her landing and had a great routine - definitely better than the girl from China who won the gold (and barely looked a day over 12). Anyway, since I have been up past midnight watching, I have noticed my caffeine and candy intake has gone way up in the last 1.5 weeks. I need extra sugar to keep me awake during the day and going for the next late night. But, the summer games are my favorite, they only come around every 4 years, and my favorite events are swimming and gymnastics, so it has been worth it. I just hope that someday I get to actually go to the Olympics. My friend April (who is also the biggest fan of the Olympics I know) is thinking about London in 2012. I might have to join her...

3 comments:

Mandy said...

What's even more annoying than how late all the good stuff is on is that I keep accidentally seeing the headlines about who wins 12 hours before I watch it!

Nikki said...

I've been doing the same thing, and since I have to watch my caffeine intake have been very tired during the days! It has been going a little faster at night since they've been showing the events taped rather than live, but it's still late. And, like Mandy said, you run into the problem of hearing about who wins beforehand!

SheWesty said...

what about chicago in 2016?