Winter has always been my favorite season. I love the scarfs and the snow and the boots and the skiing and the twinkling Christmas lights. Unfortunately, having a broken foot has definitely put a bit of a damper on my mood this year.
Luckily, I’ve been able to distract myself with my favorite quadrennial activity…
Ice dancing had never really been on my Olympics radar, but that all changed when my friend, Britt (see below!), and I watched “How to Raise an Olympic Athlete” and learned about Meryl Davis, Charlie White, and their moms, Cheryl and Jacqui.
For that moment onward, my Olympic experience changed forever into a full blown extravaganza spanning snapchat, facebook, and our living room couches. Britt and I watched it all, but at the end of the day, it was always ice dancing that we found ourselves completely fixated on.
Merlie knocked it out of the park, winning gold (first for the USA!) and setting a new ice dancing record. Despite that, the past week and a half of Olympic viewing hasn’t been all fun and games. The time delay caused some spoiler problems, and some moments have been hard to watch.
However, I’m still going to be extremely sad when the Olympics are over this Sunday. They have taken up such a large part of my life recently, and I’m not sure what I’m going to do without them.
Hopefully my air cast will be off soon, so don’t be surprised if you see me on the Lakefront path, dramatically pretending I’m in the middle of the skiathlon. And if it doesn’t come off, well, I guess I’ll just have rely on my official Olympics hat to hold me over until Pyeongchang!
Picture of the beautiful Britt Logan in tears has been used with permission from the aforementioned beautiful Britt Logan.Tags: charlie white, crying, crying alone, crying with friends, ice dancing, lemongrab, merlie, meryl davis, olympics, ralph lauren, sochi 2014, the moms, usa