SS lounging during the 1936 Olympic games, Berlin


Panathenaic stadium of the 1896 olympic games - Athens, Greece

August 20  ♥  2 notes

So remember how I talked a few weeks ago about the giant Miracle on Ice in the USOC offices and how I was bummed I never had an excuse to go to the fifth floor and see it?


I started my new job today, and GUESS WHAT FLOOR MY CUBICLE IS ON! Woop woooooooop! (I’m on the opposite side of the floor, though, but I get a little peek of it on my walk to the lunch room! :D)

August 19  ♥  3 notes


tumblr posts + Aliya Mustafina

featuring a post by komovas because I love it so much (x)

“The simple fact is that people who achieve excellence in their fields didn’t just have a dream. They got up at 4:00 am to practice on parallel bars or had to forgo other desirable activities and paths in order to get in six hours of violin practice a day, or stayed off several million absurd writing advice blogs with their overheated little cliques that dispense useless regurgitated maxims and empty praise and decide to actually confront their own thoughts on a page. Or they read Beowulf and Dante carefully and deeply when they didn’t see any point, since all they were interested in was Sylvia Plath, because someone of more experience and wisdom told them to do so. I don’t know whether we’re overly lazy, stupid, or childish these days. But the idea of preparing oneself for excellence has somehow disappeared. So – my advice to dreamers: Don’t just follow your dreams. Earn them. Do what it takes to achieve it. Work for it. Don’t just sit there and dream because if you do, it will never, ever be yours.” — Harrison Solow, Don’t Follow Your Dream
(via crimsun)


"go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” -henry david thoreau 

happy six month anniversary of winning gold, meryl and charlie! (february 17, 2014)