Morning to ya! I hope you broke through that Monday blues and are in full swing for your work week ahead!
I tried a new recipe last night that I will be sharing later in the week so look out for that! It’s a Winter meal that a few friends and I were fine with indulging in during the Summer months!
Speaking of Summer…
Within the last month I have signed up to run the Rock n’ Roll Marathon in Savannah, GA and have joined a Soccer League! Both are competitions that I am really looking forward to! The training for the marathon (which is in November) has just barely begun and my first official soccer game is next week! I think everyone has a little bit of competitiveness in them and that is why we LOVE playing sports or watching top athletes compete! As I thought about what I would be competing in this Summer I also began to think about the Summer sports that I am looking forward to watching on TV!
Although the trophy has been already claimed by the Blackhawks (booo!) the NHL Stanley Cup Tournament is always fun to watch! Hockey is such a high intensity game and it keeps your attention the whole time! I got into watching a couple games this year because my hometown team was in it until the very end! I was a bandwagon Lightning fan this year and I am not ashamed! I do find it a little bizzarre that this Winter sport holds their biggest tournament during the Summer months though….can someone explain that?!
The Women’s World Cup is going on this Summer and I have already tuned in to watch a few games already and plan on catching a few more! The men’s U.S. team put up a good fight last year, so these women have a lot to live up to this year! It seemed like Soccer came alive last year in America and I really want to see that continue! I absolutely love watching soccer! It is so incredible to watch talented soccer players use their teamwork and footwork to fight for a goal. It takes a lot more work to get a goal, more so than hockey or basketball, and that makes the celebration that much more sweet! I think the competition will be fierce and fun to watch this Summer!
Le Tour de France is a competition I have been watching since high school! My dad got me into it about five years ago! I first only started watching it for the crashes (kind of like what everyone does for Nascar), but then I started cycling on my own and realized the real talent that these men have to cycle for over a month straight! They ride over cobblestone, up and down mountains, and gain speed from 30mph all the way up to nearly 100mph! I really enjoy the competition and watching the cyclist ride through the beautiful European countryside! I am glued to the TV watching this race happen year after year! I cheer for Giant Shimano which is a German team that is always so close to winning but falls a little too short every year ! Marcel Kittel is also one of the main reasons I cheer for Team Giant; he is easily one of the best sprinters in the world right now and might I add pretty easy on the eyes… 😉
Below is a list of other sports that have some big tournaments going on this Summer!
Pacific Games .. Never heard of this, but it sounds Hunger Games-ish
Rugby World Cup <— There’s a sport I don’t understand!
What competitions do you watch during the Summer months? What sport do you like to watch throughout the year?