As for the Olympics, I never used to care for them. Then I started working out last summer and since then I've gained a whole new admiration for sport in general. I'm more than happy to watch pretty much any sport...except for tennis. For some reason it bores me to tears even though everyone's got biceps you can see from across the ocean.
Probably my favourite thing about watching the athletes is they make everything look incredibly easy. Then the cameras rush down to the finish line to get an interview with the winner and you can see everyone is burnt toast from the effort. They're working just as hard as the average joe, except they're breaking world records while doing it. It makes me feel better about looking like trash whenever I finish working out.
Okay, maybe not "just as hard", but they're certainly not out on a easy morning stroll.