When I was in high school, I always imagined that I would make it to the Olympics as a sprinter in track and field. I even received the honour of Most Likely to Go to the Olympics with the senior superlatives.
In college, I started realizing that I was high-school-talented, but not really as fast as some of those girls from Texas who seemed as though they were breed to run fast.
Around that time, I started coaching summer track. We had some really good athletes on our team. I then changed my goal. I knew I was not going to participate as an athlete, but maybe I could coach an athlete to the Games and attend them for free that way.
That didn't work out, especially as I am not tired of coaching and don't know when I will do it again.
So, now, to get to the Olympics, I will need to be one of the people who holds the baskets for the track athletes at the starting line or I will have to somehow become a great dancer and be part of the opening ceremonies. Or I can figure out who to talk to to make sure I win the new Visa prize of Olympic tickets for the rest of your life.
This is my five-minute stream of consciousness post. I just free wrote on the prompt for five minutes and am linking up with Jana's Thinking Place. Jana's prompt today was: If you could compete in any Olympic sport or participate in the Games in any way, what would you want to do? Did you ever have Olympic goals personally?
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