5 After 5, Summer Olympic Events Edition

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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was 5 ways to stay cool in the summer heat and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here and catch up on all the old editions here.

Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.

And this series is now a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!

Share your 5 favorite summer Olympic events to watch 

Have you been watching the games in Rio?  Is your television on for all the coverage, 24/7, or do you just pick and choose certain events to watch?

While for me it's nothing compared to the Winter Games, I still enjoy getting my Olympics fix every couple of years, so I've been happy with all the coverage that I've been able to find online.

Here are five events that I'm most likely to watch this summer:

1.  Opening Ceremonies

Even though I always regret it the next morning, I can't let an Olympic opening ceremony go by without tuning in to the entire thing.

From the endless blabbing of the commentators to the amazing (or not) performance, to the constant marching and waving (& now selfie-taking) of the parade of athletes, to the IOC official's speech right up until the final moments when the torch is carried in and this year's cauldron is unveiled, I want to watch it all.

2.  Track Events

I am not a runner.

Like, way back when I was in school, I could walk a mile in way less than 15 minutes, but when Presidential Fitness Test time rolled around each year and I had to run a mile, it would take me the entire 40 minutes of P.E. to do it.

I don't run.

I do, however, enjoy watching running.  At the Olympics.

Only at the Olympics.

3.  Swimming

Just like number 2 on this list, I am not a swimmer.

In fact, until very recently, I hadn't been in a pool in over 20 years.

And I live in Florida!!

I do, however, enjoy watching all the races held in the pool.  I think that swimming and running are both such quick events, you get a giant payoff from just a small investment of time.

And of course, the commentators are usually filling in all sorts of dramatic back-stories for the athletes, so even someone like me who doesn't know Carl Lewis from Mark Spitz will have someone to root for, whether on land or underwater.

4.  Diving

I love how diving combines the acrobatic skill of gymnastics with the OCD tendencies of this guy.

I mean, everything has to be so precisely lined up so that as little of a splash as possible kicks up after the athlete enters the water.

And it's all done from a dizzying height, to boot.

I could never do it, that's for sure.

5.  Gymnastics

Gymnastics is the skating of the Summer Games - it's what provides us with some of the brightest stars and probably the event that just about everyone tunes in for.

Is it on your list, too?

For next week:

Share 5 of the most memorable Summer Olympics moments

I've got my five - and I'm betting that one of them in particular will be familiar to just about everybody (and that another one is still burned into your brain if you're my age or older!)

I can't wait to see what you share!

And now, here's this week's link party!  Two other fabulous bloggers have teamed up with me to create lists of five each week and we hope that you'll join us, too!

That's right, every post will be read, pinned and tweeted!  

Every Saturday, just stop by one of our three blogs to add your own list of five, then pop over and read as many other posts as you're able to each week - treat it like a true party and really mix it up and mingle with our fun little community!

The rules are simple:  just write your own list following the prompt each week (feel free to interpret it loosely - or in a unique way!), follow each of the three hosts on the social media channel of your choice, and then get into the spirit of the party by grabbing your favorite beverage or snack and reading the lists of the other party-goers.

Your Hosts:

Lisa, at Syncopated MamaFacebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Google+ // Bloglovin'
Samantha, at Motivated DaysFacebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Google+ 
Heather Marie at Life, Love, and LasagnaFacebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Instagram // Bloglovin'

What's your list?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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