February 16, 2010

Olympic Whirlwind

Where do I even begin? This has been one of the most unique, difficult, emotional, exhausting and exhilarating weeks of my life. Since my last blog my work days kicked into full gear with the opening of the P&G Family Home, my project here at the Games. I've seen tons of Team USA athletes and their families, worked on multiple media stories, run all over Vancouver buying everything from beauty products to event tickets, battled a stomach virus and slept very little. The only thing I haven't been doing is training, but such is life. I'm at the Olympics Games after all and it requires 150% of my effort.

It's been incredibly rewarding, particularly the personal conversations and moments with the families of athletes. On Friday we raffled four tickets to the opening ceremonies and the winner was Jill Kearney, mother of moguls skier Hannah Kearney. Hannah won the first Team USA gold the next day. She and her family celebrated her victory with us last night, a very special moment.

I, of course, missed it as I was laid up with a stomach bug. I can count on one hand the times I've had it as an adult but as luck would have it, one of the times was here. Luckily it struck quickly and I was back on my feet in a day. I'm feeling the after effects but am hoping another solid night of sleep will set things right.

Here are a few photos of my time here so far:

Opening ceremonies broadcast in Robson Square

View of Athlete's Village from my condo

Another view from my condo


  1. Wow - that looks like a special place! Glad you are feeling better.

  2. Your experience reminds me of my trip to Athens for the 2004 Summer Olympics. There is just so much going on and so much to do. Just getting through the days is like a marathon of activity. Enjoy your days in Vancouver, knowing you will not get in your workouts. You can return to training after these amazing 2 weeks.

  3. Sounds like you are having an amazing experience (minus the stomach bug!). Wanted to let you know that one of my FB frieds posted a link to your commercial on her wall because she said that she loved it and it made her cry.

  4. such a cool experience! stinks you aren't able to get much running in, but then again this is one of those "once in a lifetime" things, live it up! oh and feel better!



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