8 Reasons I Would Thoroughly Enjoy Being An Olympic Athlete
Start writing a post
Sports

8 Reasons I Would Thoroughly Enjoy Being An Olympic Athlete

Maybe it's not all about going for the gold

45
8 Reasons I Would Thoroughly Enjoy Being An Olympic Athlete
NBC San Diego

It's not always about the gold medal. There are multiple perks to competing in the Olympics. Here are eight reasons why I'd thoroughly enjoy being an Olympic athlete.

1. Food -- duh.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F08%2F13%2F63606645124260485711253303_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=764&h=e99453855fc9feb520911df40457b6bb1f3ef323ee757b5b84ec09b9b5210bc4&size=980x&c=523179484 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F08%252F13%252F63606645124260485711253303_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D764%26h%3De99453855fc9feb520911df40457b6bb1f3ef323ee757b5b84ec09b9b5210bc4%26size%3D980x%26c%3D523179484%22%7D" expand=1]

Obviously, this is number one. Have you seen the never-ending list of things that Michael Phelps eats in one day? I could stuff my face with chicken alfredo and not look like a tubby monkey afterwards. Hello carbs!

2. My face would look fantastic on a Wheaties box.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F08%2F13%2F636066453136976329-245605735_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=500&h=d221c531975f6ed8731e7e358cf814577e119b23a604bb7201c8a35ec429bf19&size=980x&c=3847964362 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F08%252F13%252F636066453136976329-245605735_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D500%26h%3Dd221c531975f6ed8731e7e358cf814577e119b23a604bb7201c8a35ec429bf19%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3847964362%22%7D" expand=1]

A little bit of makeup, a professional photo shoot and -- bam! Looking pretty on a cereal box. Not to mention free Wheaties whenever I want them.

3. Lots of eye candy.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F08%2F13%2F636066454320692262-1583017464_giphy-1.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=781&h=3c62a0dc637603fd574b73da1e4e8116d74f31c88fd00a800b586627611f2c19&size=980x&c=3447719709 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F08%252F13%252F636066454320692262-1583017464_giphy-1.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D781%26h%3D3c62a0dc637603fd574b73da1e4e8116d74f31c88fd00a800b586627611f2c19%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3447719709%22%7D" expand=1]

What would I do in my free time? Stare at Ryan Lochte. He’s a genetic gift. It would be a waste not to appreciate him and his abilities.

4. Sponsors, baby!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F08%2F13%2F636066455708819702-2032992650_giphy-2.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=457&h=fd2f8158956cc67efd26f06980c0deeed956a53b01ca647de9b9b40b4ef34742&size=980x&c=189251138 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F08%252F13%252F636066455708819702-2032992650_giphy-2.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D457%26h%3Dfd2f8158956cc67efd26f06980c0deeed956a53b01ca647de9b9b40b4ef34742%26size%3D980x%26c%3D189251138%22%7D" expand=1]

Nike and Adidas, come at me! I’ll do and wear anything as long as I walk away with some new workout clothes. Leggings aren’t cheap and money doesn’t grow on trees.

5. I could stand next to Simone Biles.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F08%2F13%2F636066455654601075-1144814319_200.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=532&h=3e0b92fc898777d76774fb987ddd9f5b0a315d6d60c602a2f33a1e7c7c249506&size=980x&c=3759130397 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F08%252F13%252F636066455654601075-1144814319_200.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D532%26h%3D3e0b92fc898777d76774fb987ddd9f5b0a315d6d60c602a2f33a1e7c7c249506%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3759130397%22%7D" expand=1]

For a couple of seconds my five foot stature would seem tall. I’d be on top of the world, and then the satisfaction would disappear once I started contemplating if I’ve done anything half as amazing as her.

6. Four years of preparation.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F08%2F13%2F636066457363887771528933828_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=925&h=f383899927667c94a882604f10839801a15a4ceebcc26a8db1346d6ef5c256ab&size=980x&c=2634707121 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F08%252F13%252F636066457363887771528933828_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D925%26h%3Df383899927667c94a882604f10839801a15a4ceebcc26a8db1346d6ef5c256ab%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2634707121%22%7D" expand=1]

I’d never have to worry about asking for an extension. If you’re not ready after four years, then will you ever be ready?

7. Perfect time to unleash my musical ability.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F08%2F13%2F636066459042236648-1832789832_200.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=761&h=ccfdc1b51988405f00b7fe3439676a5fe1ae8a32fbc78ed6e9adb3ac8d55a447&size=980x&c=3617137037 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F08%252F13%252F636066459042236648-1832789832_200.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D761%26h%3Dccfdc1b51988405f00b7fe3439676a5fe1ae8a32fbc78ed6e9adb3ac8d55a447%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3617137037%22%7D" expand=1]

I swear I was made for carpool karaoke or lip syncing on the plane. You can only play cards in the hotel room for so long.

8. OMG, Becky. Look at her butt.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F08%2F13%2F6360664599218873841555266467_200-1.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=196&h=ebffd8b4bd8fe84bee79961cf35533565b643de7ef91463565a2bc314b5c4f5a&size=980x&c=3283176723 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F08%252F13%252F6360664599218873841555266467_200-1.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D196%26h%3Debffd8b4bd8fe84bee79961cf35533565b643de7ef91463565a2bc314b5c4f5a%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3283176723%22%7D" expand=1]

No more squats. Just gymnastics.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
A man with a white beard and mustache wearing a hat

As any other person on this planet, it sometimes can be hard to find the good in things. However, as I have always tried my hardest to find happiness in any and every moment and just generally always try to find the best in every situation, I have realized that your own happiness is much more important than people often think. Finding the good in any situation can help you to find happiness in some of the simplest and unexpected places.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me

This one's for you, Spock.

6099
6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me
Liz Abere

Owning a pet can get difficult and expensive. Sometimes, their vet bills cost hundreds of dollars just for one visit. On top of that, pets also need food, a wee wee pad for a dog, a litter box with litter for a cat, toys, and treats. Besides having to spend hundreds of dollars on them, they provide a great companion and are almost always there when you need to talk to someone. For the past six years, I have been the proud owner of my purebred Bengal cat named Spock. Although he's only seven years and four months old, he's taught me so much. Here's a few of the things that he has taught me.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

Kinder Self - Eyes

You're Your Own Best Friend

7930
Kinder Self - Eyes
Pexels

It's fun to see all of the selfies on social media, they are everywhere. I see pictures with pouty lips, duck lips and pucker lips. I see smokey eyes, huge fake lashes and nicely done nose jobs, boob jobs and butt lifts. Women working out in spandex, tiny tops and flip flops. I see tight abs and firm butts, manicured nails and toes, up dos and flowing hair. "Wow", I think to myself," I could apply tons of make-up, spend an hour on my hair, pose all day and not look like that. Maybe I need a longer stick!"

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

Rap Songs With A Deeper Meaning

Rap is more than the F-bomb and a beat. Read what artists like Fetty, Schoolboy Q, Drake, and 2Pac can teach you.

25799
Rap artist delivers performance on stage
Photo by Chase Fade on Unsplash

On the surface, rap songs may carry a surface perception of negativity. However, exploring their lyrics reveals profound hidden depth.Despite occasional profanity, it's crucial to look beyond it. Rap transcends mere wordplay; these 25 song lyrics impart valuable life lessons, offering insights that extend beyond the conventional perception of rap music.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

Maybe don't try them all in one day...

4864
21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

My 21st birthday is finally almost here. In honor of finally turning 21, I thought I'd share 21 fun drinks since it's finally legal for me to drink them.

Some of these drinks are basic, but some of them are a little more interesting. I thought they all looked pretty good and worth trying, so choose your favorites to enjoy at your big birthday bash!

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments