The Olympic trials have been pretty exciting so far this year. I'm always a huge Olympics fan, but this year my alma mater, Western Kentucky University, is sending a swimmer to London, and I have an old friend whose fiancee qualified for the pole vaulting competition. I don't know either of the women personally, but as my mom said, it's still “cool to sort of 'know' Olympians.” I love the Olympics because it's incredible to watch these inspiring athletes have their dreams come true. Whether they leave London with a gold medal or not, they will never lose the sense of pride that they accomplished every athletes' dream - to compete in the Olympic Games.
There's another tiny reason why I'm exceptionally excited about this year's Olympics: I'm going to see some of it in person. Not to brag (really, I'm bragging), but in less than three weeks I will get on a plane to London.
I know it's starting to seem like all we write columns about at the Glasgow Daily Times is our summer vacations, but how could I resist telling the world about this trip? It's the Olympics, and it's pretty much all I've been think about this month. While other, more serious athletes have always dreamed of competing in the Olympics, I have simply dreamed of seeing them. And thanks to my amazing husband's ability to make brilliant plans, we will be spending our honeymoon in the United Kingdom.
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