Unless you are purposefully boycotting the Olympics, you'll know that Team GB finally have two medals.
Even better, Great Britain's first and second medals have been won by two female athletes: Lizzie Armitstead for the women's road race, and swimming sweetheart Rebecca Adlington in the 400m freestyle. It's fair to say the country was pretty surprised that its first medal of the games was not won by Mark Cavendish and the boys who won the Tour de France, but a young cyclist from Otley that we had never really heard of before.
If ever there was a time to inspire young girls to get involved in sport, it's this.
Both incredibly hardworking and fiercely competitive, Armitstead and Adlington were excited and gracious to even have a medal. It was hard not to well up as both athletes shed tears of complete and utter joy to have have come in second and third in their respective events.
At the Beijing games in 2008, Adlington surprised the nation by winning gold in both the 400m and 800m freestyle events, making her the first British swimmer to win two Olympic gold medals since 1908 and Team GB's most successful Olympic swimmer in 100 years. Which, obviously, makes her a fucking badass.
But perhaps even more impressive (if not completely shocking) is that silver medallist in the women's road race, Lizzie Armitstead, is only 23-years-old and didn't even try out cycling as a sport until she was 16. Girlfriend got her first racing bike at 16-years-old, and seven years later is an Olympic silver medallist.
Cycling first came into Armitstead's life during a British Cycling talent drive at her school in Otley, near Leeds, which makes you wonder if we would have even more female British Olympians if sports like cycling or swimming or track are properly introduced to young girls.
Watching Lizzie cycle through the pouring rain like a bat-out-of-hell in her pearl earrings, and watching Becky Adlington glide like a mermaid on speed at the Aquatic Centre with her Sophy Robson nail art , absolutely took my breath away. I hope that young girls across the country felt the same, and that they're inspired to be like Lizzie and Becky, and to push themselves to their limits and achieve greatness.
Or, at the very least, I hope they inspired older girls like me to get off our asses, put the wine glass down, and hit the gym.
Image via RebeccaAdington.com