Stock Yard Mama

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Countdown to the Olympics

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Okay so if you’ve known me for more than 4 years you know that I am sort of obsessed with the Olympics. I don’t just watch the opening ceremonies and a few events and call it an experience. I am actually clearing out our DVR this week so that I will have plenty of room for recording as much as possible. It’s something to do with the competitor in me, the patriot, and the dreamer but I LOVE the Olympics!

So if you’re like me and want to learn all about the competitions, competitors, dates and times of all the events this is a great place to look, .

If you’re looking for detailed information about the United States Competitors, this is a great site : is a great site for overall information as well.

So….who to watch for, well here are a few athletes I will be watching for SURE:
Gabby Douglas – gymnast, she is so cute and has a great attitude. I’ve watched her in a few competitions over the last year and I’ve been very impressed with her skill level, her determination and her attitude.
David Boudia – Diver
Shalane Flanagan – Marathoner (great role model for young gal runners)
Kara Goucher – Amazing runner (young mom AND a runner)
Ryan Hall – He is an amazing athlete but most of all he is a Believer in Jesus!
Meb Keflezighi – Another amazing marathoner who lives for His Jesus!
Amy Hastings – runs the 10,000 Meters, don’t know much about her but excited to see her compete.
Misty May Treanor – you have to be amazed by this gal, 4th olympics…they are incredible volleyball players!
Alex Morgan – youngest player on the US Soccer Team
Margaux Isaksen – Modern Pentathlon, so I didn’t even know what this event was until this week but I’m interested! Click here to learn the basics of the Modern Pentathlon.
Gwen Jorgensen – Triathlete, ex-CPA turned triathlete…a must watch!
I hope you enjoy these games as much as I will!


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