There's something about watching Olympic athletes that makes you want to get off the couch and go break a world record.
Well, maybe not a world record. But at least run around outside.
Which is why Patch is excited to be joining with first lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day. The first lady is leading the U.S. Olympic delegation at the Summer Games opening ceremonies in London on Friday. Her fitness initiative, Let’s Move, and Patch are teaming up to bring Olympic sports to life for you and your family in your town. Here's how:
1. If you (or anyone you know) are interested in trying an Olympic sport, check out Partnership for a Healthier America's website, where you can track down professionals who offer instruction in your region in everything from swimming to cycling to track and field.
2. You can find local Olympic Fun Day events on the First Lady's Let's Move website, which right now has a great page about how to set up your own local Olympics, full of fun and fresh air!
The closest to Oakton: A celebration that begins at noon on Saturday at Urban Evolution, 5402 Eisenhower Ave Alexandria.