As usual last night I left for work late, but keen. Unfortunately, the night was doomed from the start. To tell you why would necessitate bagging some work colleagues. But that's life and the best laid plans...so I formalised a shitty shift by ending early. Suffice to say, not only did I come home in a foul mood but also with the grand total of $63 after 7 hours. Of which 10% goes in GST to Johnny and the rest needs to be taxed.
The upside however, was the early finish gave me a rare opportunity to sit down and watch the Olympics. Namely the womens marathon. I was certainly in no mood to blog. Now though, by the end of the race, I feel fine. And it’s due to the awesome abilities and efforts of those marathon runners. To watch the sheer heartbreak for some and pure exhilaration for others, has been just the tonic I needed tonight.
It's amazing to think that for these super athletes, a lifetime of training and dreaming is compressed into one event, just under 3 hours long. For the Japanese winner, it's a life changing experience. Her existence from hereon has just moved into the stratosphere. Right now they must be going nuts in Japan. And so they should after winning the same event at Sydney 2000. Good luck to her and all the other winners at these Olympics. Awesome and awe-inspiring.
UPDATE : 4.28am. Just saw Jana run second in the semi-final of the 400m hurdles. Her odds in the final will be attractive. Like a bet ? Back her.