Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Places You'll Go

So today

*I got to tell Michelle Kwan how amazing and gracious she was at the 2002 Games
*I finally sent a postcard to my nephews
*I used the following phrase as often as I could, "so tomorrow in Paris..."

Tonight I also

*cried all the way from the Tube to the Hotel because this is all coming to end and I don't know if I am happy or sad or relieved or what.

This is what I wrote on Facebook today and I think it sums it up fairly well.

Seven years ago I saw London get the bid for 2012 and wondered with a sad little heart if I would ever make it back into the Olympic family. Now in 2012 I am wrapping up one of the one of most intense experiences of my life. Some really big highs and really tough lows but I will probably never be able to explain to anyone the heart-bursting feeling of pride I get every single time a Team USA athlete gets on that podium and looks amazing. My part in all of this is tiny but it has been an honor over and over to see our entire team represent the USA in style. I have gotten to work with some of the best people on earth this summer and it's been the cherry on top to spend a little time with old friends like Thomas Benson, Bev Carey, Derrick Salisbury and Jamie Shaw who were there when this whole dream started. I could not feel more richly blessed today.


MildredRatched said...

Only 540 days until Sochi!!!

Dani said...

Katie, you are truly one of the most beautiful souls.