As you know, I've been in Zurich for a couple of days. This is arguably the best meet on the professional circuit. They take very good care of you here and make sure you need for nothing.
One of the biggest things they had set up for us here is they gave us a big bag to put our laundry in and they will do it for you on the house! For those of you who don't understand, this is a very big thing. Its big for one, because no other meet does this for its athletes and two, the cost for the hotel to do your laundry is high as all get out! I always bring over some laundry detergent and thug it out, washing stuff in the bathtub and have it air drying all over the room. You fellow track runners know what I'm talking about. I'm happy that I can give my forearms a break this week, I'm not going to be doing any wringing out of laundry.
It has been very hard for me to get out of bed too. After coming off of those harder than brick beds in Beijing, I feel like I am one of those Heavenly Beds. I'm so comfortable, that I don't even feel like getting out of the bed to go eat, and that's saying a lot! Anyone that knows me, knows I don't let anything get in the way of a meal. Like I said before, you'll never hear of D.O. having missed meal cramps!
I went to the ATM today and they had me on the machine screen. It was a picture from the race last year. They have your boy and Anwar on the meet posters, they're everywhere throughout the city. I really don't like the picture, but you know how we over critique things we see of ourselves.
I've had a couple of good training sessions since I've been here. Tomorrow I am doing the Kids Clinic, I'm very much looking forward to doing it.
4 weeks ago