Everyone knows I’m a runner—well, unless you’re new to my blog, and if that’s the case, WELCOME! But chances are, you’re well aware that I love to practice for the school track team by running the length of my grandparent’s canola farm. My personal best is 10 minutes flat, which is fast. Like, really fast.
So, it stands to reason that I’m already counting down the days until the Olympics start—69, in case you’re wondering! I love ALL of the events, but especially the “athletics” category, which is, of course, all of the running and jumping sports. (My coach says if I keep practicing I might have a shot at some of those track events one day…)
Did you know that there are 65 athletes from Canada competing in the athletics category? Yup. Twenty-eight men and 37 women. You can bet I’ll be watching all of them compete!
Plus, we’re already starting to do Olympic-inspired activities at school—like mapping out all of the competing countries on a globe, compiling statistics from previous games for math assignments, and even writing short stories using story starters, like the one I’ll post on Monday.
What are you doing to countdown the Olympic games? What’s YOUR favourite sport? Sound off in the comments!
Gotta jet! Have a great weekend.
— Chase Superman Duffy