Yesterday, I didn't hit the track at all for any purposes. I had the whole entire day to enjoy to myself. Here's the run down of my day:
Got up, ate, picked up my laundry I dropped off yesterday. It's about a 12 hour turnaround on the laundry here, but it sure beats hand washing in the tub every three days like in Europe! They do a great job too.
I hopped on line and talked to my mom for a while, they have everything set up for their travels to Beijing on Saturday, I'm pretty excited. I hollered at Aub-Rida for a minute too.
I hit the arcade up with Dayron Robles, we played the arcade basketball game for a minute. I hit the bank up and watched one of the swimming relays with Phelps in it. It was pretty exciting, the anchor leg was a beast and they won Gold. It came down to the wire and when he touched the wall in first, I yelled out "Yes" and everybody turned around looking at me, like look at this big, loud American, typical. I couldn't help it though.
I hit NIKE up with Pate and Abdi, got some exclusive Maxcats in red, white and blue spikes, they are the ones I wear at all the meets, just in different colors. Picked up some more gear, ate some great food and cabbed it back to the village.
I hit the USA v China women's basketball game, it was a good time too. China was down about 30, but everytime they scored, the crowd erupted! I never have heard that much home team love ever. The "Redeem Team" were posted up a couple rows away, the Chinese fans LOVE Kobe Bryant. USA ended up winning by about 40. After the game, we just hopped on the New Zealand women's team bus and rode back to the village and we made some new friends.
I'm back at practice today for a little maintenance work later on, I will get back.
The basketball venue
Pics courtesy of my Blackberry Curve
4 weeks ago