Last week I neglected to post because I was so busy running around New York having fun, and this week Iâ€™ve been trying to get used to the thin air of Colorado Springs.
Hereâ€™s the short vesion of stuff Iâ€™ve been up to.
New York City was hella hot (though in New York they would say â€œmad hotâ€ and in Boston they would say â€œwicked hotâ€, but since Iâ€™m still from Seattle Iâ€™ll use â€œhellaâ€), and humid too, so I went to see a movie with my friend Lizzie, who lives in Brooklyn. I wanted to see batman, until I found out it was 150 minutes long. Then I saw that somebody made a cinema version of Mamma Mia!, and I love musicals, Abba, and blatant overacting. The movie fullfilled all of these loves, so I left happy. Now I have the urge to overact every part of life. Or I did before I got to Colorado Springs.
Iâ€™ll be here for the next three weeks training with the National Development Camp at the Olympic Training Center. Itâ€™s a lot like summer camp, or freshman year of college. Weâ€™re staying in dorms. My roommates are Jahn Dahlz and Greg Billington, and weâ€™re staying in a 12×12 room with cinder block walls – thatâ€™s the part thatâ€™s like freshman year. So far in three days Iâ€™ve taken a rest day (câ€™mon I had to recover from racing and travel), then swam almost three hours, rode two and a half hours and ran around a lake and around a track and tomorrow weâ€™re doing more of it. Lots more â€“ and thatâ€™s the summer camp part. No classes, but endless activities.
Iâ€™d post some pictures, but I left a bag with all my computer cables in New York, so along with a dead cell phone battery I also have no way to upload pictures, or Garmin workouts to my computer.