I've always enjoyed the Olympics to some extent, but I've never been as hopelessly addicted to the event as I was over the last two weeks. From the time I got home until the time I went to sleep it was usually on the TV (even if I wasn't always watching it directly while playing with the girls.) Likewise when I got into the office, it was streaming on my phone so I could watch/listen in the background while I worked.
I don't know what it was, but there was just something about this year's games that drew me in. Perhaps it was as much about me as it was the games themselves. I've been so busy of late that any world offering a bit of escapism was a welcome respite. And knowing that I could rely on a steady dose of this therapy over the course of two weeks made it all the more intoxicating. These Olympics really got their hooks into me from the start (even though I didn't even see the amazing opening ceremony.) Water polo, rowing, 'pursuit' biking, doubles badminton, diving, volleyball, etc. I was watching things I'd never ordinarily watch and loving every minute of it.
But it's time to shift gears now and get back into the normal swing of things. Football season is now on deck and cooler weather is just around the corner.