So did you see the cross country skier from Norway? The one who fell down almost immediately after the start of the 18 mile or so race he was competing in at the Olympics? The one who apparently banged his head on the way down?
Yeah, that guy. His name is Simen Krueger, and he ended up at the end of the pack, as in dead last. Too bad, right? His Olympic hopes and dreams shattered after he’d barely begun. A shame. Only it wasn’t. Why? He got up. He got up and got going. And he kept going. And going, and going, kind of like the Energizer Bunny, but in the freezing cold, on skis, uphill.
Not only did this guy finish the race, he finished first. And not just barely, either. There was nobody behind him, at least not right behind him. So there’s a lesson, kids. Don’t give up. Don’t quit. Don’t decide that you’re finished when you’ve barely begun, even if you do have a setback. Even a major setback.
That guy’s my hero. Congratulations, team Norway, you’ve got a real champion.
February 12, 2018 at 3:51 am
February 12, 2018 at 6:29 am
Exactly. Thanks for stopping by.
February 12, 2018 at 6:25 am
Even if he hadn’t won he would be a hero 🙂
February 12, 2018 at 6:30 am
I agree, however the fact that he won just blew me away. What a competitor! Thanks for stopping by.
February 12, 2018 at 6:54 pm
Well, you can always trust a Norwegian to stick to a task! Sometimes for good, sometimes for too long😂. It was impressive! Shows Olympic spirit!
February 14, 2018 at 7:42 pm
I hear you, my friend! ❤️