What will the 2010 Winter Olympics Inspire YOU to Do?

The Olympics is a rich source of inspiration. It is somewhat regrettable it only comes once every four years, although the stagger to make it every two years definitely helps.

So, with the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics now over, what will it inspire you to do?

Or what did it inspire you to do if you’ve already started something by the time you read this?

I’m going to take up a new winter sport next year. I don’t know what it will be yet. I’ll try a few and decide.

Maybe I’ll curl more avidly than just a game a year.

Maybe for the 2011 Canada Games in Halifax, they will have a long track for me to try out long track speed skating.

I’m sure cross-country skiing could benefit me. I’m just not much of a cold weather guy, even though I do my marathon training outdoors during winter. I didn’t say I liked it, though.

Maybe I’ll finally learn to skate backwards or stop like a hockey player. I can only do wicked corners right now so maybe short track speed skating.

I’m not going to dream big, because I know the most difficult part in any long journey is taking the first step. I’ve done that for 27 marathons now, along with many more less literal journeys. It’s time for another journey.

Any suggestions for a 5′ 2″ 108 lbs. guy with strong legs, lots of endurance and coordination?

I’ll take summer sport suggestions, too! πŸ™‚

Also any suggestions for Olympics withdrawal?

Where’s a good rehab place?

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 5.4

4 thoughts on “What will the 2010 Winter Olympics Inspire YOU to Do?

  1. It’s inspired me to take up biathlon. A sport I never dreamed of being involved in. Running has been hard on my knees so cc skiing is a good alternative and the shooting just makes it more interesting. You can use a good air rifle to make it safer in certain areas. Olympics literally changed my life.

    As for dealing with Olympics withdrawal, heh when you figure out how to handle it let me know. I like stopping by the official Olympics site and the Facebook group (1.5 mill members and growing) The Olympic Games (not sure how this link will show http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3383979&id=209361989215&comments#!/olympicgames?v=wall&ref=mf). But it’s just not the same.

    • That’s an amazing answer, Doug! Wow! Biathlon is a pretty serious and challenging endeavour! All the best with it.

      p.s. I haven’t found a cure for the withdrawal yet. March Madness will help when that comes around, though!

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