Friday, August 8, 2008

Olympics at the backdoor


I always forgot to mention that Olympics Games are held mainly in Beijing, but also Dalian (sailing) and Hong Kong, Shatin Racecourse (for equestrian events).

So it happens that I have the Olympic Games venue just 500m from my house...
That brought a spate of renovation works, an incredible and redundant deployment of security measures and the decoration of all the surroundings with the "official" games banner: "Beijing 2008" "One World, One Dream", etc, etc.

But the undeniable advantage of all these decorations is that while running you feel the same thrill as the "real" runners competing in a Olympic race.

So, close your eye, unleash the imagination and imagine to run in a empty street with Olympic banners at each side of the road ... you can feel like taking part in the Olympic Marathon ...

Every time I feel a rush of adrenaline...

unfortunately this morning, my open-eye dream was cut in short by giving a look at the Polar and noticing that I was only doing a 4'10"/k pace ...... I guess that Lel, Wanjiru and the others can still sleep without fear...

1 comment:

Simone said...

keep it quiet, let them sleep ;)