Showing posts from May, 2019

How to Purchase Olympic Tickets (in the United States)

I watched seven hours of track and field today. It was the IAAF World Relays. I was so ready to write about the track-only event that had over 40 countries and 700 athletes competing in a variety of relays.

But I'm not writing about that today. Because I want to give you, the reader, some information that I wish that I had years ago:

How to buy tickets to the Olympics!

For years and years and years, I have watched Olympic games and wondered, "Why are the stands empty? If I knew how to get tickets I would be there in an instant!"

But I never knew how it worked! So the seats remained empty and I remained at home.

Until now.

I have been knee-deep in Olympics coverage since February of 2018, and because I kept my ear to the ground, I heard about CoSport, the ticket reseller for the United States and a few other countries. (Cartan Global is the primary reseller for the rest of the world, while Japanese residents simply apply on the official Tokyo 2020 website.)

In April, the…

Time to Scurry!

If you're not aware, when I do race recaps, I sprinkle my blog with the names of the songs I listened to as I ran the race. If that's something you like to see, then enjoy!

This weekend marked the second time I ran the Seminary Scurry 5K, a race that takes place at our Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin. My brother is in his last year, so I wanted to take advantage of the fact that we'd be there together!

"Elevate" by DJ Khalil

A difference between this weekend and two years ago was the weather. In 2017 it was cloudy and chilly. This weekend was gorgeous. People were saying that it was probably the best weather the Scurry has ever had! (It helped that it was the first weekend in May instead of the last weekend in April.) There wasn't a cloud in the sky, the breeze was light, and it was in the 50s when we started running.

"Poker Face" by Lady Gaga

My niece was crawling back when I raced in 2017, but now she is almost three years old and ready to do…