Wednesday, February, 17, 2010 THE EXTREME SPORTS OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS...


I have been glued to the TV.  And as such, have been researching "the extreme athlete."  I've been surprised by what I found.  I guess we have some sort of stereotype of the "need for speed" types...those who like to fly through the air must be fly through the air types in other areas of their lives too.  The book I have been reading says not.  It says Olympic Athletes, who partake in Luge, Ski Racing, Flying etc. have low alcohol, gambling and addiction in general issues.  They tend to be individuals who are NOT control freaks (as we might think given the amount of concentration etc. that is needed to accomplish such feats as they do) but rather enjoy walking on the edge of the particular sport that catches their attention.  But, it is as much the love of the sport as it is the walking on the edge of it, that is the attraction.

I will leave it at that...and hope to entice you to do your own research on the EXTREME ATHLETE, and at this time, perhaps you will be interested as I was, in the EXTREME OLYMPIC ATHLETE.  One book I can recommend that I have found facsinating is Xtreme Sports, A Gallery of Risks by Rick McMillen.  It is a wonderful look at the photography of the sport plus introductions by various professionals who work with the athletes.  Enjoy!

Today's card is inspired by Canada's downhill skier, on finishing 6th!  A special should out to the amazingly talented and not to mention ravishing and brave NUMBER ONE WORLD WINNER LINDSAY VONN!!!  CONGRATS U.S.A.!!!

Lovingly Made With.....

Pictures from the above Mentioned Book
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Stamp: Leisure Arts Moments in the Making Collection
Accessories:  Green All American Craft Paint, Sakura Pens, White Gel Pen (SU), Liquid Pearls, Riding Hood Red Ink (SU), Flowers (Michael's), Frame (Stash) Punch (SU) Gems (Stash)


1 comment:

My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x