Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Do You Have Olympic Fever Yet??

Lolo, Y.O.U. R.O.C.K.

Bring it home, Shawn.


Just a couple gals from Iowa.
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I can't wait to see the Olympic venues. I'm getting so excited. I'm thinking we may need a virtual race to celebrate. Anybody else excited for 08/08/08 and the Olympics to start? How about another 8 on the 8th: Virtual Olympics. Anyone game?

53 comments:

RunningNan said...

I'm thinking I'm going to have to watch them this year... now that I'm so invested in running... Maybe I can get some more motivation!

Razz said...

I'm down with an 8 on the 8th. Hell, I may even wear a LZR suit I stole from the trials. :)

David H. said...

8 on the 8th sounds great since it's 08.08.08.

E said...

8 on the 8th! I'm in!

Jennifer Burgett said...

8 on the 8th - that would be cool. It would be my first virtual race. . . . I am not sure if my mileage would be up to that yet but count me in!

Unknown said...

I would love to do a 8 on 8th. Sounds like fun. Count me in

Sonia said...

I never watched Olympics before.... maybe this year I'll check out the track and field and marathon.

I hope I'll be fully foot-recovered for the 8 on the 8th!! YAY!

Alisa said...

SOOOOOO cool! Man, am I jealous!

I could probably squeeze in an 8 on the 8th...it's like the Worldwide Half (http://www.worldwidehalf.com/cgi-bin/wwhalf/home).

I love the summer games...especially the swimming!

teacherwoman said...

OMG! What a wonderful idea and great way to kick of the Olympics! I am SOOOO in! SWEEEET!

Marcy said...

I think I might have to sit out on this one :-( Dang it! I *think* I have a race on that day. If not, you know I'll be there ;-)

Kevin said...

Ive been really into the swimming trials. Olympics and the Tour de France. I am in tri geek heaven

L*I*S*A said...

I'm down with 8 on the 8th!! Bring it on, sistah!!

Vickie said...

That's a great idea. Not sure if my legs will be working again by then though. I'm planning on vacation time after the half IM on 8/2.

Anonymous said...

Normally would be all over it, except we're in Newfoundland on the 8th. It's not China but I'm looking forward to it.

akshaye said...

Great Idea! I am in. I was hooked on to the trials.

chia said...

*tee hee* how about 16 on the 8th?

Or, if someone wants to slack, I'll do your 8 after I do my 8 :-). Just don't expect negative splits!

Cannot wait for the Olys!!!!

Meg said...

I'm in!

J~Mom said...

Oohhh I hope I can still run 8 at this point. Would you take 4+4?

AnnaBanana said...

My training schedule actually has me down for 8 on 8/9/08, so I'm in for 8 on the 8th-ish!

Andrew is getting fit said...

sigh...I was going to boycott them this year. But now I'm keen on watching the running.

Unknown said...

8 on the 8th might be good...i need to check my race calendar.

how about dana torres, 41 yrs old and ROCKING the swim!!! wooot

Running Ragged said...

I am game for 8 on the 8th. I'll have to check the calendar and see what's on my schedule for that day.

Christie said...

I would love to. I think I have to split it up though. I'm due for 6miler around that time.

Ax said...

You got me real excited just from reading this post. I can't wait for another virtual race!

I'm also real excited for the Olympics. Hopefully my TV will get good enough reception. ;-)

C said...

As long as we're not being scored on our dismount technique, I'm in!

This is so exciting--it'll be my first Nancy race. :)

Btw, I was born in Iowa. Does that make me awesome too?

jahowie said...

I'm game!! I can't wait for the Olympics!!

Anonymous said...

Im SOSOSOOSOSO excited as well.

so's my Toddler :)

Lily on the Road said...

I'll be there flying my Canadian flag FOR SURE!!

BTW, 8K or 8 miles, just asking!!!

Unknown said...

I am in for the 8 on the 8th....run walk for me though...

I always say I am not watching the olympics but always end up being sucked in.

Unknown said...

I always say I'm going to participate in your virtual race... but something always comes up and I have yet to actually do it. Maybe this time will be different.
:)

sRod said...

That date is begging for a race! Especially if you can run it at an 8:08 pace.

Marci said...

Hi, another Marci, sent here by Marcy. What is an 8 on 8 virtual race. It sounds like fun.

Shelley said...

I love the Olympics and I love your virtual races - I'm up for both!

Shelley said...

We should all carry torches!

Laura said...

I'm definitely in for the virtual race. Hope you're having a fabulous time right now over there! Come back with some great ideas for the race :)

Jess said...

That's a great idea Nancy!

The Young Family said...

I'd be in for an 8 on the 8!! too cool.

Ms. V. said...

I have a 5K on the 9th, so no can do, but I'll cheer you on!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like fun will join you for 8 on the 8th

Nitmos said...

How about everyone does at least 8 min miles for 8 miles on the 8? Tere are 3 8's there after all.

Stuart said...

That'll work!

Have fun in China, it's a crazy place!

Bob A said...

I might have to miss the 8 on the 8th virtual -- my first virtual DNS. I'm afraid that weekend's going to be a bust as far as running goes.

Michelle said...

Isn't the 8th on a Friday? My kids have dentist appointments on that day, so I am pretty sure it's a Friday.

Don't know if I can make it.....

Gotta Run..... said...

I SOOO want her abs!!

The Laminator said...

Yay! Another virtual race! I'm so in, even if it's less than a week after my marathon. Hope you're having fun in China, Nancy!

Sunshine said...

Hoping we will get some reasonable television coverage of the Olympics.

Viv said...

Oh Nanc that is a great ideal! I will only be reffered to as Kara Goucher's twin for that race. HAHAHA!

ncrunner12 said...

I'm so there... bring home the gold!

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

Yes fired up about the Olympics !! and 8th race on that day great idea, I'm in!

renae said...

I'm so excited for the Olympics to start! Doing 8 on the 8th is a great way to get it going! I'm in!!

Mendy said...

I'm so IN! I love the summer Olympics!!!! I'll be tied to the TV during them.

Amy said...

Nancy, I am in! Now that Jenny mapped out my lake course with her Garmin, I have an exact one mile loop - I'll do 8 of them on the 8th to celebrate with you! Woo hoo!

Cyberpenguin said...

Wowowowow! Those pictures are really inspirational!

Hmmm, virtual Olympics. So who's going to be running the marathon event?! >;-) Sounds like fun. Which events will you all be doing?!