I know I’m not alone in my excitement for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games tomorrow.
Whenever the Olympics are on and we’re at home, the television is almost always tuned into the latest event.
I love the energy of the Olympics and watching the world’s best athletes is inspiring, gripping and just plain exciting. Ryan and I have been talking about the Olympics for a few weeks now and this morning as we were eating breakfast he started telling me about an article he read that mentioned previous unusual Olympic events.
According to CNN, the 10 strangest Olympic events from the past and present include:
- Solo Synchronized Swimming: Discontinued in 1992
- Club Swinging: Discontinued in 1932
- Tug-of-War: Discontinued in 1920
- Live Pigeon Shooting: Only present in the 1900 Olympics Games
- Swimming Obstacle Course: Discontinued in 1900
- Roller Hockey: Only present in the 1992 Olympic Games
- La Canne (Like fencing but with a cane): Debuted at the 1924 Olympics
- Rope Climbing: Discontinued in 1932
- Trampoline: Current Olympic event
- Race Walking: Current Olympic event
Trampoline!? Sign me up!
Today’s lunch was so fresh and fantastic that I “mmm-ed” my way through the entire thing.
I topped a base of arugula and spinach with watermelon, feta cheese, salt and pomegranate salad dressing. (The contrast of the salt with the watermelon is so good!)
Watermelon + Feta + Arugula = One of my all-time favorite salad combinations
On the side I ate a whole wheat English muffin topped with honey and shredded coconut.
This combination has quickly become my favorite post-dinner snack the past three nights in a row. It’s sweet but satisfying at the same time. Highly recommended!
Question of the Afternoon
- If you could compete in one of the above unusual Olympic events, which event would you choose?
I’d be all over the swimming obstacle course or trampoline event. Both sound like a blast, though I’m sure they’d totally kick my butt.