To have the opportunity to carry the flame was accomplished by writing as essay. This young girl had taken time to write about why she as a Canadian should have a moment to carry Canadian history. Itt was a great thing to see. As the flame was lit she bounded into the air with joy and pride. The crown cheered as she smiled and waved to all the proud Canadians around her cheered and enjoyed a brief moment in our history. She started her jog along the road as people took photos, waved flags and cheered.
I personally thought it would be a truly cheesy moment, one where you take photos and file them to never talk about it again. I was very wrong. As I gathered to take photos and watched as the excitement in the crowd built up, I got caught up in the moment. I took photos and took in every moment as a very proud Canadian, I had shovers down my back is she ran past me with the smile continually growing! I have to day that it was a moment that I will share with my friends and remember for a long time to come!
I look forward to Canada's moment on the world stage as an Olympic host!
As the weather was cold enough to ' freeze the b%%$ of a brass monkey' skiing was a cool thing today. It is always cool, but today literally as well! I went out for an hour before some friends called to tell us the had arrived. Once in a while a break off the hill is a joy. I had one of those days! A few hard core runs enjoying the new snow and then out for some fun!
As you can probably determine by now, no workout today! I am not panicking about missing workouts right now. I am skiing my butt off and eating well. The New Year will be the beginning of a long journey, a couple of days off right now will not kill me! I hope you have had an awesome day and are getting excited for the start of a New year! Cheers!