Olympic Torchbearer!

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I may have mentioned how excited I am that the Olympics are in London next year.  Well I never managed to get tickets and am now resorting to entering all the competitions I see.


This morning I received a mysterious package in the post…

 London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer

…I pulled the tab slowly to see the man running across the black circle and to find…

 London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer

…I am going to be a London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer in the run up to the Games!

How awesome is that?!  Very cool.

I was nominated through the Coca Cola Future Flames scheme, and am very (very) pleased to have been picked.  I am totally excited about it!  I have to fill in a form and send off ID etc now, but the place is mine as long as I accept it on time.  I wonder what the “uniform” is like?!

The small print on the pack says I should wear my badge with pride and tell everyone about this (although the email said not to talk to local press).  I am totally honoured to have been chosen. I know there are 100s of people doing it, I also know that 100s of very worthy nominations did not get picked – I have absolutely no idea why I’m on the list over some other people, I kind of feel guilty in some senses but also very proud.  I want to show people that life is indeed all about the journey (my mantra) and to make the best of every moment I have been given – and with the passing of my Nan on Tuesday this nudge couldn’t have come at a better time (although my emotions are obviously quite mixed).  Bring it on!

London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer Badge

All I know so far is I will be carrying the Olympic Flame somewhere between Grimsby and Lincoln on Wednesday 27th June, and should find out more nearer the time. I’ll let you know 🙂

In the mean time I guess I’d better start running again – don’t wanna get all out of breath on my few metres as a Torchbearer!

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