Luke was asked to train at Lake Placid in the classic winter sport of Badminton:)
We got to go along for the ride. Yes, we were the only family who stayed overnight in the OTC (Olympic Training Center). Yes, I was the only mom who got in the bobsled but his embarrassment was a small price to pay for THE BEST TWO DAYS EVER!
A huge shout out to Coach Chong for making this all happen and for his sang froid in dealing with my absolute giddiness:
Coach: Was that you in the cardio room at 8:30 last night?
Me: Yes, is it just for the athletes?
Coach: No (Bit of a heavy pause), good for you
A certain someone who was indeed in the cardio room teared up looking at a signed picture of a luger from 1982. You could feel the Olympic energy, I swear it!
Lake Placid is magical, and we went into hyper overdrive and saw the ski jump, ran, skated. bobsledded, and skeletoned. Scott and Emma also fit in a bit of soccer.
I dropped out of college for a bit to see if I was good enough to make an Olympic cycling team. Oh, I was not even close but I will never regret that dream. This week, as we watched all athletes compete in Sochi, and visited the Olympic Museum in Lake Placid, and watched our bobsled driver smoke a butt....Magic, pure magic.
Go to Lake Placid if you get the chance. It will remind you of your dreams and your age, all in the same second. BEST TWO DAYS EVER:)