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Football and Fitness

Ahhhh so the Olympics and London 2012 have been and gone with the Paralympics soon to begin. So now for a rest and no more sport ... Oh wait, hold on, maybe not! The Premier League has kicked off (much to my delight) and to make me super happy Newcastle kicked things off with a win! Huzzah!

Summary of the game was very slow to start, Spurs had better chances, but when you have prolific strikers in Ba and Cisse, you don't squander chances! On the whole Pardew incident it was slightly funny and shows the commitment of the manager - not the apology I think The F.A. were after though.

All this sport has started me back at the gym. Always had a good routine at gym and determination but work always seemed to creep up and knock me back out of it. Ideally I would loved to eventually do a triathlon or a big cycle (A-La-Wiggo) but we shall see when I get back to England. I have found a really good app to help me along and get motivated about going to the gym more called Fitocracy! Really impressive in that its like the Xbox of fitness where your workout earns you points which help prestige and unlock achievements - real life Call of Duty! To top it all of they have a pretty got iPhone app and its FREE!

Twitter: @fitocracy

Pride ... The Olympic Post

All I can say is ... WOW

From my point of view these Olympics have been breathtaking! So much passion, sport, spirit and grit! A lot of hard work has paid off since the announcement and glad it has shone a positive light on our part of the world!

The opening ceremony was a spectacle. Danny Boy has put on a show stopping arena celebrating all parts of the United Kingdom from old to new. Loved the little cameos from Mr Bean and James Bond (nice touch)! Take a bow son!

At this point of writing Team GB have 22 Gold medals with 5 days of competition left. Let there be more as it is well deserved!! My moment of the games to date has to be Andy Murray winning the Tennis event at Wimbledon. To think that last month he lost to R Fed in the final at the exact same venue is incredible. It looked like a role reversal with Murray showing the passion and combat needed to win a Grand Slam. I have followed his career from the very beginning and am glad he is starting to prove those doubters wrong!

Funniest part of these Olympics has actually just happened in the Women's hurdles! Hilarious coincidence that the women who falls over and fails to finish is called ... 

Yep (written in the script) .. Vania Stambolova! Also intrigued by all the sport on television and like every other Brit taking time to enjoy this occasion and embracing new things. Never in my life did I expect to watch handball or weightlifting!!

Hurrah for Britain (and Northern Ireland)

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