Wow, what an epic month it has been! Three weeks of training and racing in Australia, back to NZ to clock up some work hours, and starting the first semester at Waiariki (I am yet to physically attend my first class...). I'm now back padding on the Kaituna with a new gym programme and new training phase.
I attended the New Zealand Olympic workshop in Cambridge, soaking up all of the important things to know before London, slideshows of the village, venues and setup, getting a very good idea of what to expect when we get there. I met a lot of the Olympic staff and support team who have and will be supporting us athletes leading up to and throughout the games, they are great!
The most exciting part of the workshops for me of course was trying on the Olympic uniform. It really set in stone for me the fact that I am actually going to the games. Needless to say, it was a very enjoyable day. Fellow team mate Mike Dawson and I travelled back to Cambridge the following morning to take part in a Sky TV interview which will be made into a promos with a lot of other athletes and will be aired in the build up to the Games.
To top off a pretty busy month, I have just spend three days up in Auckland with Eye Institute getting laser vision correction. That's right! I will never have to wear contacts or glasses ever again! I won't have to worry about my contacts falling out during training or racing. Everyone at Eye Institute were so nice and I felt right at home up there. It was a quick and painless procedure and I was kicking myself for not having had it done earlier! A huge thanks to everyone up there, I really appreciate it! I am back training and my eyes are healing quickly. I will be rocking 20/20 vision by the time I leave for London on the 10th of April.
Training is going well and everything feels like it is on track. Mike and I will head to Cambridge with our strength and conditioning coach Sam Thompson for some power testing next week which will be fun! I am also heading down to Mangahao (near Palmerston North) with a few other paddlers for a training camp and a bit of a change of environment. It is less than one month until I leave for London. Time is flying - there is only 138 days to go until the Games begin.