I've been here in London since the day after the competition in Stockholm, the internet in the hotel is pretty shaky so I haven't posted any updates. Not too much has been going on here, my good friend Gobo Speng is my roommate, so we've been catching up.
Here's basically what's been going on:
-Brooks' wife, Betsy, celebrated a birthday, her and the boys are out here.
-Cut my hair, it was a decent job. If you know me, you know I'm pretty surgical with them clippers, but I was basically cutting in the dark and you know how the voltage conversion is overseas, had my hands shaking like crazy. I rate it a 7/10, watch the meet on wcsn.com and you be the judge.
-Hit the track up for a nice pre-meet practice
-Lost my Blackberry phone case
-Dropped my Blackberry in some water, so I spent about an hour trying to get that back together, I'm thankful for the hotel blow dryer.
-My good friend Charles Shepherd hit me up and told me his wife Robina is in labor with their second child right now.
This is the first time I have competed at this meet, I have heard that it's definitely a great one. We go off at 7pm London time. Robles was suppose to be at this competition, but something happened and he won't be in attendance. I want to find a way to be the best, but I believe you can never be the best if you don't find a way to beat the best. But even in his absence, the field is still strong.
Lanes draw up like this:
1: Thomas Blaschek (GER)
2: Allan Scott (GBR)
3: Anwar Moore (USA)
4: Aries Merritt (USA)
5: Antwon Hicks (USA)
6: David Oliver (USA)
7: Andy Turner (GBR)
8: Stanslav Olijars (LAT)
I felt pretty good at practice yesterday, we will see how it goes, I am expecting to run pretty fast, but what else is new.
4 weeks ago