Well, my bags are packed and I'm ready to go! Two big pieces of luggage, a carry-on, and a small backpack fit all I need (I hope!) for my first Olympics. Packing was quite a feat--I really wasn't sure all the stuff I had laid out would actually fit in anything.
I've heard from many people today wishing me luck and safe travels--THANK YOU!! I can't even tell you how special and supported I feel as I head to a far-away land tomorrow to compete in the world's biggest sporting event. And for those I couldn't get back to I really appreciate your calls, emails, and texts. I really do feel like I'll be competing with the support of a nation behind me! I'll be checking my voice-mail, email, and blog while in China, so don't be shy...I'd love to hear from you.
I can't believe that my next blog will be from Beijing! Opening ceremonies are just 4 days away!