The team headed up to the Olympic Training Center up in Colorado Springs, CO fo a week of learning, team building, training and to introduce new staff.
SO COOL - USA gas station on campus. Gas was only $1.00/gallon...if only
Athlete Center. Main lobby, conference rooms, residence living, mail, services. The cafeteria is downstairs
Partial view of the Cafeteria from the lobby. AMAZING FOOD - they also have an Athlete Recovery Center (shakes) and a Grill where you can order specifc meals like steak or chicken.
ULTRA YUMMY SALAD - ingredient include lettuce, feta cheese, watermelon chunks and ranch. sooooooo good!
Team out at the track to fine tune our sprint techniques
Helping teammate Kristi with hurdle drills - great for hip mobility.
In the weight room - amazing facilities
Susan G Komen Photoshoot - will replace with a NON Blury photo when/if I find on. But check out the US National Bobsled and Skeleton Team rocking the Susan G Komen for the Cure pink! www.slidingforhope.com
added a new bracelet to my wrist. "Imagine....." in honor of the USBSF partnering up wih Susan G Komen for the Cue. (the other two are Livestrong and USADA - US Anti-doping Agency)
The US Olympic Shooting Center - Team building event! Got to shoot.....and in my case I accidentally shot the wall.... only once
I did however shoot the target, and did fairly well if I do say so myself ;)
BMW Reception - one of our Sponsors and we had the opportunity to spend the evening at the BMW dealership.
Thank you BMW for your continued support
Testing verticle leaps
kids geting autographs from the US Men' s Bobsled Team
Speed Test - Kids can run through the timing eyes and we clock their speed and add it to their verticle leap test they did.
Overall View of Olympic Day! Several booths such as USA Judo, USA Wrestling, USA Fencing, USA Cycling and more! SO Awesome!
The kids had the chance to play wheelchair basketball to better understand the paraolympic athletes.
Downtown Fan Fest - USBSF had a booth where we tested verticle leaps and had a bobsled out there so people could take pictures and sit inside.
On our way to the team Gala! US National Bosledders - we all have huge arms lol!
with teammates Elana Meyers and Jazmine Fenlator at the Annual Team Gala. Many amazing athletes were honored and great food was served.
Back in Saipan when I first started running, my mom asked me if I would want to go to the Olympics. I don't recall my exact answer, but I dont think I said yes. Over the last decade as I've had ups and downs in my athletic career,I've had to keep my focus on my end goal which is now to go to the Olympics.
Its really difficult training alone, dieting when others in your household aren't and waking up to run...since I hate running. But I'm very fortunate to have such an amazing support base as well as reasons I'm striving for the Olympics. I love sports and competing gives me the biggest high of happiness. Knowing that I've worked hard and focused to achieve my goal is very self satisfying. That feeling alone whether small triumphs or large, its worth the pain and stress I train through. What motivates you?
Its time to get back into training. I've found great coach right here in Plano that I'm working with and super excited to get my fitness on again.
He is not only a USA Track and Field coach, but also USA Weight Lifting and USA Power Lifting which is EXACTLY what I need. He also still trains and competes as a sprinter in the Master's Divisions.
I have gained "off season" weight but I'm staying positive because its actualy only 12lbs of where I want to be and I have plenty time to fine tune my body before the season begin!