Is everyone enjoying the Olympics? Iâ€™m obsessed. So far, Iâ€™ve watched a ton of swimming and gymnastics, as well as some table tennis and weightlifting. But Iâ€™m most excited for the triathlon, which will take place on August 4 and 7. Go Team USA!
Equally exciting: a full fridge. Arenâ€™t meals so much more fun to prepare when youâ€™ve got a stocked fridge?
Kinnikinnick English muffin with Earth Balance and herb spread
This herb spread is so tasty on bread. And eggs, too.
Strange But True
Interesting fact: During the 1908 London Olympics, â€œDorando Pietri was first [runner] into the Olympic Stadium, but so sapped by the [marathon] distance (this was the first-ever marathon of 26 miles, 385 yards; previously races had been roughly 25 miles) and warm weather that he wobbled the wrong way on the track, then collapsed. Rising, he staggered a few steps, then collapsed again and again while spectators looked on with a mix of horror and fascination. Trackside officials came to Pietri’s aid, and eventually half-carried his limp body across the finish line. American Johnny Hayes finished a short time thereafter, but the Italian flag had already been raised up the victory pole. After an official American complaint, Pietri was rightfully disqualified.â€
This article describes nine outrageous, intriguing, and fascinating moments in modern Olympic running history. Do you remember when Paula Radcliffe had a meltdown during the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon and ended up taking a break on the curb?
Iâ€™ll never forget it â€“ I wanted to cry for her!