2012 Olympics-What’s Your Favorite Sport?

Posted: August 4, 2012 in bodybuilding, cardio, crossfit, diet, exercise, fitness, food, gym, Health, metabolism, nutrition, running, sports, vegan, vegetarian, wellness, workout, yoga

Have you been watching the 2012 Olympics? What is your favorite sport to watch and why? I personally like track and field, rowing and crew. Track and field always amazes me because It brings to light how fast a human can really run. The women and men are extremely fast! You have women like Shelly Pryce from Jamaica who won the 100m sprint title in 10.75 seconds and  Mohamed Farah from Great Britain who won the mens 10,000 meter run (6.2 miles) in 27 min and 30 seconds.

It is very inspiring to watch theses athletes compete, also very encouraging because of the dedication that they take when training all day everyday to be the best they can be. If I could be in the Olympics I would compete in Track and Field preferably the 10,000 meter run because I like running long distances. What about you? (Answer the poll below)

It is so easy to get caught up in watching the Olympics while sitting on the couch 🙂 I sometimes workout in the gym and watch the Olympics while running on the treadmill or working out on the Elliptical etc.

  1. Meagan says:

    I watch them sprint and realize that in the time it takes them to make a lap around the track, I can make it to the end of my street. The running is still my favorite because when they slow it down for replays I can delude myself into thinking that I run at their level, haha.

  2. sweatingforit says:

    I love watching the track and field, swimming, gymnastics, and long distance running. My husband and I are teachers so we’ve had the luxury of watching pretty much nonstop so we’ve watched all kinds of sports this summer.

  3. Those runners are SO freaking amazing to watch! You just watch their legs move, and you wonder how they do it! My mom was commenting on how they could probably run and race with horses or something.. I repeat, AMAZING.
    I’ve basically been staying up super late this whole past week, to be honest. Swimming, gymnastics, diving, water polo, regular AND beach volleyball.. I’ve been in awe of how skilled all those athletes are, and it’s so inspiring!

  4. krellpw says:

    I swam competitively in high school, so I always make time to watch that. After a year of CrossFit, I have a whole new appreciation for the weightlifting, gymnastics, and track and field as well. The canoing/kayaking was a blast to watch as well.

  5. annewoodman says:

    I get addicted to the Olympics. I agree–very inspiring. I voted that I would do swimming in the Olympics even though my swimming is little better than moving. In water. But I think it looks like the most fun when it’s done well. Although I’m really a runner, the running at Olympic level just looks very hard. Much harder than what I do… and about twice as fast. Finishing a marathon in just over 2 hours? I can’t even imagine.

  6. Springnation says:

    I’m gonna have to with weightlifting. You see on the outside it looks purely physical but it has way more to it than just strength. Your character has a say in whether you’re gonna do it or not. Just take a look into the weightlifter eyes before they attempt a lift and you’ll get to see what I mean. Gymnastics is pure art too I mean the coordination between the muscles of those athletes makes my jaw drop to the ground!

    • L-Jay Health says:

      I agree. Weightlifting takes alot of character. I remember watching Benedikt deadlift 1015 pounds a while back I was shocked. Takes alot of mental strength for sure.

  7. I have just discovered your blog (thank you for reading mine, by the way!) and already see I have a lot to catch up on! You have some terrific posts here and I will enjoy reading through them. And I’m a huge fan of the Olympics. It’s hard to choose between swimming, diving and gymnastics, but since my daughter took gymnastics I have to go with that!

  8. I voted for “Rowing and Crew,” mostly because I enjoy the idea of being on the water, but I was tempted to choose “other: curling” because I already play that sport. I figured I would stay with the spirit of the poll, and not start throwing in winter Olympic sports too, though.

  9. Tim says:

    Track and Field! Mohamed Farah was impressive in the 10k. Seeing him and Galen Rupp, his training partner from the USA finish and celebrate together was awesome. While I’m only training for a 5k so far, I think of their performance as I run on the treadmill and wonder what if? I’m 36 years old so I doubt I’ll make the Olympics but I can still get in good shape.

  10. truthologic says:

    I like women’s beach volleyball the best. Great to see Misty May and Kerri Walsh getting it done for Team USA. Hope they get another GOLD medal !!!

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  12. i used to like watching the olympics, but not really much anymore due to the ‘professionalizing’ of it in recent decades. it used to be more of a ‘local butcher makes the olympic team and gets Gold’ kinda thing. now it’s just about the spectator aspect and making alot of money for the advertisers and sponsors. i miss the ‘purity’ of it all. that’s why B and I really don’t go in for the olympics games watching anymore.

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  14. Lori says:

    I absolutely love the gymnastics. The strength and passion is so beautiful, as well as the fluidity of the gymnast.
    Second to that, I enjoy watching the diving. Very impressive.

    Great post!

  15. Good post – got me thinking. I used to run 1,500-3,000 but then moved down to 1-4 hundreds (leading to far too many injuries!)

    Despite the injuries, however, there’s something intoxicating about running as fast as you can against other athletes doing the same just striving to go as quick as possible. The 1 or 2 for me.

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