Sunday, 9 September 2012

Inspiring.

Over used word, but it definitely sums up the last week and a bit - the Paralympics.
 Utterly wonderful stuff. Has anyone else been watching The Last Leg, shown on four after the Paralympics each night? If not, do try and catch one or two online, funny, light hearted, clever and very interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed it and laughed out loud several times.

I cannot believe how much sport I have watched lately - and how much I have loved it! I am the least sporty person I know, faked asthma attacks at school to get out of running, had more periods than was humanly possible to avoid the showers etc. Loathed PE, loathed it. The smell of the changing rooms and the gym, yuk.

But the Paralympics has truly given me a boost - I am hoping to try Riding for the Disabled soon, haven't been riding for too many years but as RfortheD can get me safely into the saddle and off again, I am hoping splints on my wrists etc should make it possible - only one way to find out.

Here are some of my very favourite moments from the Paralympics:

Be still my beating heart - the utterly sextastic David Anthony, playing murderball (wheelchair rugby).

Jonnie Peacock, what a lovely young lad. Inspirational? Definitely.
LOVED the clip of what he was actually shouting as he crossed the finishing line ;-)

Jody Cundy's hissy fit - which is now coined as 'chucking a Cundy'!
I know it isn't the done thing, but blimey it was heartfelt - I didn't have a problem with it at all, it showed passion. He apologised, has laughed at himself, and will probably have to keep laughing at it because it isn't going to go away quickly!
David Weir - I mean, what can you say? The man is a legend - words don't even begin to describe him. He is calm, honest, unassuming, modest and the most dedicated, hard working and determined athlete - superb.
Even finds time to unzip his top, what more can anyone ask!
One of the best shots of this victory lap was the sight of Hannah's colourful socks from the back of her wheelchair! Lovely lovely woman - and a Yorkshire girl too.

There are more to come another day - Ellie, Lee, the fencer who  was pronged in the ging-gang-goolies ....

Can you tell I have loved it?

In other news, PSidney and I have had some sunshine - hasn't the weather been fabulous! I think it's forecast to change as from tomorrow so make the most of it while it lasts.

He loves being in the sun and sings away to me.
And yes I AM in my jimjams and no I don't care.

Go on, go and have a peep at The Last Leg, you know you want to find the answer to important questions like this one:

And just because he makes me smile so much, here's another piccy of Mr Anthony

4 comments:

Stitched Together said...

He is rather fabulous isn't he! I've only seen one episode of the last leg, but laughed so hard I will definitely be watching the others on 4od.

I'm pleased you are going to try riding, let us know how it goes!

Silversheep said...

I am sooooo going to miss both the Paralympics and The Last Leg. Did you see the one where they were asked about sex and the missing leg? Lurved the reply from Adam - not for a quickie but when Barry White goes on, off comes the leg!

Silversheep said...

Really going to miss both the Paralympics and The Last Leg. Did you see the one where they were asked about sex and the missing leg? Lurved Adam's reply: Not if it's a quickie, but when Barry White goes on, off comes the leg!

sulkycat said...

It's been brilliant telly hasn't it - should be a mini series every year. As for the gorgeous Mr Anthony - swoon! Will certainly report back when I get to the RforDisabled session.

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