Friday, August 15, 2008

Stealin' some of Phelps' Mojo

After a couple days in the village, I finally gotten into the swing of things here. I've still manage to avoid most of the 'not-so-great-pre-race' foods, but the list of 'things-to-try-post-race' is growing! Ever amazing Coach Paul managed to score us tickets to the swim finals today!! It was awesome! 3 World Records (200br women, 200IM men, 200bk men), 2 Phelps swims, and the women's 100fr final all in one session! Awesome! I was so inspired post-event that my swim training after was the best I've had in weeks! Thanks Michael for giving me some of your swim mojo! Thanks Paul for getting me there!

Paul and I at the Cube! It was a gorgeous day in Beijing, the crazy storm yesterday cleared out the sky today! Me outside the Birds Nest, it's across from the Cube. We have tickets for the Athletics on the 23rd, so excited! Thanks Paul for the art shot!
Me at the pool, that's the dive tank in the background.
My inspiration, Phelps, destroying the field in the 200m IM!!
Timing clock with the world record split.
My little Chinese friend! I gave him a pair of our little orange clogs for the photo, he was really excited about them...not so excited about the Athens pin that Paul gave him!Back to the Triathlon course tomorrow for a couple laps on the bike course and in the reservoir. Then we have our pre-race athlete meeting and pontoon position draw...I'll let you know what spot I get!

Hope everyone is taking in some Olympic events on TV!

2 more training days!



Lisa G said...

Hey Lisa! Good luck on Monday! I will be watching the entire race on t.v. on Sunday (we're so far behind here)!

Go get em!

BreeWee said...

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY... tv all ready, fan club prepped, it's almost show time! Glad you are having all this fun...

Mel said...

Hi I am from Bree's blog...I just wanted to stop by and wish you so much luck.......I will be cheering for you:) Go get em girl!!

Eileen Swanson said...

SWEET LIS! I am so, so excited for you. This is amazing, opportunity of a lifetime! You are amazing, can't wait to watch you on tv! Love watching Phelps and motivating. Tell Coach I said hi ;-)


Iron Greg said...

I am headed out to Penticton today!! Will be cheering loudly for you from the top of Apex :) GO LISA GO!!
Remember - you get all my extra energy for your race, and you return the favor for IMC!
Can't wait to catch up once back in Calgary!! Enjoy the whole Olympic experience - soak it in!!! You've earned it after all the work you have done over the past few years!! You are an inspiration to us all :)

Louie said...

That is sooo cool that you were in the swim cube seeing Phelps!! As we sit and watch it on TV tonight, just knowing you were there is so amazing.

Good luck on Sunday - you are gonna rock this Lisa!!



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Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa,

It's amazing how much you've accomplished since I last crossed paths with you (this was years ago when I was a summer student in the oil and gas industry)... I wish you the best of luck as I'm sure there will be plenty of people cheering you on from Calgary as well!

- Englebert

Bruce said...

I hope the race went well for you (it is still Saturday) but I guess you will be resting for the big day. I watched most of the swim races on TV many of them live. At least no one can say you are crazy doing what you are doing when you see all those guys. Best of luck.
PS You are the only person who is a friend of Bree that I know of doing the triathlon, so for that reason we want you to do well.

Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa,
1 more sleep till race day, can hardly wait!! Must have been inspiring to watch some races live, what an experience. Wish we were there in person to cheer you on, but we will be watching at home. GO LISA GO!!!!!!
p.s. thanks for keeping your blog up to date, I think I speak for all of us who follow your journey through your blog entries. I always look forward to reading about your experiences.
Good Luck and kick butt!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, forgot to mention....great pics, keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

Lots of people, both in Canada and Holland, will be cheering for you.
Go Lisa GO .......
Louise Jackson

Jennifer Menswink said...

Good luck little sis! I can't wait to watch! Go Lisa Go!