So today is my last day of preparation before my competition starts tomorrow morning. That virus had me down and out for a good 3 days where I was unable to train and literally could not leave my room for 2 of those days. I'm still not 100% but I was able to workout yesterday on some very flat legs. This morning I did a dry run of what I will have to do tomorrow as far as getting up at 6am and getting to the stadium in time and I'm very pleased to say that the "pop" was back in my legs!! Thanks goodness!!
Often times, the body is not an exact science and so we make do the best we can based on past history and past results. I had a feeling that I would bounce back today and thankfully I didn't panic yesterday when I felt as flat as a pancake.
Last night, my training partner Tiffany Ross-Williams got underway in the women's 400m hurdles and we watched her win her heat easily, advancing to the semi-finals. Dave started today. Man was I nervous. I finished my workout in time to get to the stadium and into the athlete's seating section so I could watch first hand. He did what he was supposed to, which was win his heat in 13.30 seconds. His second round is tomorrow. Here's a pic of me, Dave and Tiff at practice the other day.
Some crazy stuff happened in those hurdles today though. The BIG Chinese hope, Liu Xiang, went down with injury and so did USA's Terrence Trammell who looked like he caught a cramp or something. Dave's medal prospects now are even greater than they were already and they were already great! I can't wait to watch the next few rounds and be there to celebrate with both him and Tiff when they come through victorious. Here's a pic of the inside of the stadium empty a few days before the competition started.
Well, say a prayer for me everyone, as I embark on my journey tomorrow. I have done everything that I know how to get my mind and body ready. There are around 44 of us on the start list. Let the chips fall where they may....
PS. I just Venus and Serena walk by....bodies for days, lol!!! Good grief!!
PPS. That men's 100m was OUT OF CONTROL!!! One for the ages! And Jamaica sweeping the women's 100m - their 4X100m relay is going to be insane!!!
I gave my best...
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