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The One Thing That Isn't An Olympic Sport But Should Be

My friends and I recently had the following discussion: “If you were an Olympian, what sport would you compete in?” Sure, I love SoulCycle but after 45 minutes of sweating, dancing and occasionally crying during the meditation song, I’m toast. I don’t think I could reasonably or physically commit to 140 kilometers. And while I enjoy a nice dip in the pool, I am 99 percent sure the “back float” or “doggy paddle” are not strokes recognized by the IOC.

So it got me thinking—what is something I really could compete in? The answer was simple: brunch. Not to brag or anything, but I am really good at brunch. It’s something I have worked hard towards and take pride in my skills. I train by researching the best spots, hidden gems and scoping Instagram for the most delicious looking spreads natural lighting and good filtering have to offer. I recruit a team; texting my besties a game plan and meeting time. And my execution is usually flawless; as I tend to leave with a smile on my face and a belly full of benedict.

With my eyes set on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, I plan on training hard this weekend for my brunch gold medal. And even if my sport of choice never gets recognized by the Olympic Committee, the worst case is I get to enjoy my favorite meal with some of my favorite people. Talk about a win-win, right?

See how some of our Style Gurus are also brunching like Olympic champions! Go for gold (and the side of hash browns) this weekend!

@valeriecammack

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@laurenhundt

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@jonathanmcdougle

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@gabbyaltman

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@itstrendychelsea

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@michelledufflocq

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@shannamerceron

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@mariannaelisa

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@_kaliwallace

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@sassofstyle

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@kaycaden

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@kendallruchti

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@couturecrushrei

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@clairelarkins

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