The Olympics are done. There are no more track camps. And, the U.S. Paralympic Cycling Team leaves in less than a week for the U.K. Despite this, I find myself surprisingly relaxed and calm. Our training’s in the books. I’m healthy and illness/injury free. And, the only source of anxiety I have is due to everything seeming so easy right now.
Dave and I are again in Tucson. Our L.A. track camps, even the one that concluded Sunday, are a distant memory. Our bodies have healed and only vague memories of hugging a trash can on the infield and chasing a motorcycle around the velodrome persist.
Our Remaining Schedule:
A few more days of riding before flying out on Aug. 19;
A week of acclimation in Newport, Wales, before moving into the Olympic Village on Aug. 26; and,
The wild rumpus begins Aug. 29, with the Paralympic Games opening ceremony.
And for the first time, here is a comprehensive answer to the question “will we be able to watch you compete at the Paralympic Games from the U.S.?” - http://paralympic.org/news/usa-announces-nbc-broadcast-plans-london-2012
In closing, there are few guarantees in life. The Paralympic Games are guaranteed to far exceed my wildest expectations in magnitude and grandeur. Knowing this, and knowing that the hard part is already done, I plan on spending the next week engrossed in an activity which always gives me hope for a better tomorrow – preseason football!