Caffeine and conviction key to being Armchair Olympian
Every Olympian makes sacrifices and our Armchair Olympians are no different.
Sure, there are varying degrees of sacrifice.
They might not have spent most of their lives on the slopes, in the gym or at the rink. And sure, they probably slept in a few more times than other, more traditional Olympians. But still, it could, in some circles, be considered a sacrifice, moving from a warm bed to a cozy armchair with an extra cup of coffee to keep them awake.
Jenna Conter, a Halifax-based freelance writer and registered massage therapist, and Chronicle Herald journalist Tim Arsenault have taken up the challenge to watch as much of the Olympic Games as they can and report on the excitement, the successes, the defeats and everything else they come across, between television and social media.
They will battle fatigue and overcome the 13-hour (12.5-hour in Newfoundland) time difference between here and South Korea to stay awake and watch the live broadcasts while most of us are silently – or less silently – slumbering.
Armed only with caffeine and their conviction to meet this challenge, they will write daily of what they witness and share some of the stories you might have missed.
Watch for their columns throughout the events.