Have you been watching the Olympic games? Have you seen some of the skating? It makes me proud to be Dutch: out of 4 races we won 8 of the 12 available medals. Two times the Olympic medals were for the Dutch skaters only. I get emotional when I see the ceremony with only Dutch athletes on the podium, the national anthem is played and three Dutch flags go up. And we aren’t done yet, it is expected that we will win more medals with skating. That’s also the only sports at the Olympics that we are really good at but who cares.
Fun fact: the number 1 and 3 at the 500 metres for men are twin brothers. How special that must have been for their parents to see 2 of their kids on the most prestige podium of all.
And it’s also great to see how our King and Queen are there to support the athletes (they are in the middle), on the right is our prime minister.
Seeing these athletes also inspires me. When you think how much they have to do, how hard they have to train to get on that podium. Their entire life is dedicated to their sport. If I could only do a fraction of what they are doing, I’m doing really good. So no more excuses, just do it!
I made a great deal today. I do have a lot of workout DVD’s/programs but still had a couple on my wish list: P90X2, P90X3, Rockin’ Body and RevAbs, all beachbody programs. Today I could buy these 4 programs for about USD 50. They are copies (except RevAbs which has original DVD’s). If I had to buy these programs new it would have costed me around USD 300. Now my collection is complete, all I have to do now is use them.
Photo a day challenge:
February 5: Square.
A square with our town logo when you enter our town.
February 6: C is for ….
February 7: Utensil.
His and mine.
February 8: Water.
Plenty of that where I live.
February 9: Details.
Wheel of an old Ducati that R. restored.
February 10: I am …
February 11: Mistake.
Was it a mistake to leave this umbrella in the bushes? I don’t think so, people leave their trash everywhere, too lazy to bring it home and throw it away there.
Monday February 10
Beef steak with sesame, stir-fried bok choi with mushrooms, yellow rice.
Tuesday February 11
Beef meat, mashed potatoes, red beets with apple and onion.