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Olympic Moments With Heather O’Reilly…and an adidas Giveaway!

Written on July 27, 2012 at 9:00 am , by

You can win this adidas adizero gift box, with sneakers autographed by the Olympian herself!

We’re only hours away from kicking off the 2012 Olympics! What better way to start the Games than with some insider information from an Olympian herself…and free workout gear? We asked U.S. Soccer Midfielder Heather O’Reilly about her top Olympic moments and how you can win an adidas gift box including the running shoes she wears to train and cleats signed by O’Reilly herself.

Tell us about your first “Holy sh*t, I’m an Olympian!” moment, in regards to the 2012 Games.

“It was when we ran out for warm ups for a preparation game versus China last month. The Olympic team was just announced a couple a days before, and that was the first time we took the field for a game knowing the Olympic roster. It was like ‘Ok, this is us. This is the group that is going to be on this amazing journey together.’”

During the Trials or Games, what was your most challenging moment to get through?

“We had a really difficult training camp in Florida in April. It was our fitness camp, when we grinded the hardest. We pretty much had two training sessions a day for two weeks, and it was really hot. It was tough to get through some sessions.”

During the Trials or Games, what was your most personally satisfying moment?

“Our Olympic qualifying tournament. I scored a lot of goals and had a bunch of assists in that tournament and came away feeling confident personally and like our team had fire in us. We were on a mission.”

Tell us about your favorite moment from meeting another athlete/celebrity?

“In the 2008 Olympics, we met Ronaldinho, the famous Brazilian soccer player. Our teams were staying at the same hotel. They were crazy and so much fun. They were always dancing and playing the drums, even inside the hotel. We exchanged some jerseys with them, (ok, mostly they just gave us theirs) and hung out for a bit.”

Now, here’s how you can feel like an Olympian too: We’re giving away one adidas adizero Feather 2 gift box, which includes one pair of adizero Feather 2 lightweight running shoes, the adizero f50 soccer shoe signed by Heather O’Reilly, and one adizero “Light You Up” tee. Official rules here. O’Reilly trains with the adizero Feather 2 shoes herself. “Wearing these for my training helps because they are the lightest footwear around,” she says.

How you can enter to win: Simply leave a comment on this post. Let the games begin!

8/16 UPDATE: Congratulations to Lyndall Mae for winning this giveaway! We hope you enjoy your prize!

  • Sara Ramirez

    I couldn’t think of a better birthday present! :)

  • http://twitter.com/lindametzger Linda Metzger

    OMG. This is awesome!

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  • Ahorstm2

    Love Adidas!

  • Rn317

    Love Adidas and can’t believe how amazing this is!

  • Melinda0578

    This is great I love adidas shoes!

  • Stephieyes

    Can’t wait to watch the Olympics and Love Adidas!

  • Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife

    love adidas! (: 

  • Leslie

    What an awesome prize! First USWNT soccer match was terrific!

  • Rbarton2

    So proud of all the female athletes representing the US!!

  • Whi5806

    Awesome article

  • Lindsey Smith

    I’m sooo stoked for tonight! Can’t wait!

  • Kay04kuby

    love adidas and the Olympics.  Fitness is so important!

  • Pizzarellam

    This Olympic’s will be the best YET!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003146289024 Penny Leidecker

    Love watching the Olympics and wearing Adidas sneakers.

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  • Margaret

    Would love to win these Adidas!

  • Misakiseyes

    The Womans Soccer was awesome yesterday!  Congrats to the ladies on a wonderful game!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003146289024 Penny Leidecker

    Love watching the Olympics and wearing Adidas sneakers.

  • Niurka

    GO USA!

  • Ladyspy79

    Just a few hours and counting. Can’t wait for the Olympics. Can’t wait for the inspiration!

  • Erin

    I would love to win!  What a great prize:-)

  • Brandy

    I love hearing the excitement from first time Olympians.  I think if you do any athletics at all from the time you are a little kid you dream about being an Olympian!  I’m so happy for her!  GO USA!

  • jenn scott

    what more to say than .. ADIDAS!!
     this is a very cool opportunity. it is my pleasure to be a part of the giveaway! heather is amazing:) best of luck,,

  • mrshill0611

    Need new shoes!! 

  • Ocabby

    USA all dayyy!

  • Walter Hummel

    So proud of the U.S.A. women’s soccer team!!! We all love you and wish you the best!! Go for the Gold!! It’s awesome to see you wear Adidas cletes..Adidas is awesome!!

  • JTwisdom

    Hurrah for the USA!

  • McMommy

    I am always looking for lightweight running shoes!  Can’t wait to try these out.

  • terri bollin

    Love Adidas!!!!

  • terri bollin

    Love Adidas!!!

  • Sinner Ella

    Oh, now that I’m medically cleared to get back into training, this would be a perfect win for me! Love women’s soccer. Strength, speed, agility, lady balls, and competition that can’t be matched in almost any other women’s sport than Roller Derby. HARD OF CORE!

  • Tenika

    Gooooooo TEAM USA!!!

  • Leah

    Very cool! Thanks Fitness!!!

  • cori

    Always great 2 read stories about women athletes who excel in their choosen sport being an Olympian is the best u can get go ladies of team usa

  • KimmiG

    Go U.S.A!

  • Kathy Hood

    Just patiently waiting for the “games” to begin!!!  Go Team USA…

  • Starting5

    My daughter is a huge fan of the US Women’s team and would love to get these!!!! She wears adidas on and off the field as well. 

  • Nicole T

    Love Heather O’Reilly! Go, Go USA!

  • Mrschassidyjohnston

    Team USA all the way! As a female succeeding in the US Army I know the amazing feeling you get when your a strong female representing your country! Great job and food luck to all!

  • Monica Brandow

    I may not be an Olympian, but I sure to feel like one. With all the hard work and dediacation, my gold medal is a better&healthier life. Training ranging from 1 to 3 hrs a day. Activies rang from group x classes, videos, bootcamps, mudruns, 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon and even if i dont win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place im still a winner for trying and never giving up. I even got to complete a live workout with celebrity Shaun T from the Insanity dvds. So with hard work and dedication and help from others or your case teammates, we are all winners…So rock on at the Olympics:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1463615282 Racheall Edmiston

    This is awesome. Go USA!

  • Champcanner1

    Bring it!!!

  • Hometownnerd

    would love to win this, and cant wait to watch you!

  • Frc214

    Love Heather, Adidas, playing soccer, and following the US Women’s National Team!! Thank you Fitness Magazine!!

  • Mssecreti

    Go USA!!!

  • Val23G

    I would love this prize.  Love watching the USWNT and super excited for the olympics.  

  • Windywarren

    Good luck to all the Olympians!

  • designgrrl

    Our American women are such an inspiration to watch as they perform on the world stage. Go USA! Gold all the way!!

  • RK

    GO Team USA !!!!