Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Game Time!!

After a few exciting days of training we are ready to go. The sled is washed and waxed, the runners are polished and it is game time! I am as calm as one can be preparing for an Olympic event. A lot of reporters and friends have asked me if I am nervous and the honest answer is yes, but not anymore nervous than I have been for every race leading up to this point. The hard part is done. As Coach D (my college track coach) would say ‘the money is in the bank.’ I have put in the work. I have made the team and now it is our turn to cash in and do what we do best.. GO FAST! I will be representing all of the northstate and my country proudly tomorrow.



Thank you to everyone from my hometown of Chico, California and college UCDavis for all of your amazing support throughout my Olympic journey. I have received an overwhelming amount of encouragement from emails, phone calls and of course all the comments left by the 1,000 plus people who have joined a facebook group created in support of me! Lastly, thank you to my family for the love and support they have given me. I can honestly say without them I would not have been inspired to go for my goals and believe in my dreams. They are my biggest fans. I can not even anticipate the emotions I will feel seeing them here at the Olympic games waving our flag proudly in support of me.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dearest Emily, I think I can speak for many of us Chico folks, when I say, we are so proud of you. Your hard work has already paid off....Look forward to seeing you compete tomorrow night..... Have fun and God Bless you and your family and teammates..... Lynne

j rose said...

emily!!!!!!!!! my stopper, good luck!!!!!!!!!

Clara Azevedo said...

Hi Emily, I am so very proud of you and all our endeavors there in
Vancouver. I cannot wait to see your performance on TV. Please keep safe. Love, Amatxi

Matt said...

"watched" the runs on NBCOlympics.com today. Get some more runs like that 2nd one and you're gonna drop some bombs. Keep it up stud!

Brooks Taylor said...

Emily, you are doing an awesome job representing Chico, California and the United States...i have read your blogs to my boys and we are very proud. I have never met you but i have grown up in Chico and now several people that are friends with your family. Congratulations and good luck.

Judi said...

I could hardly wait to see your heats today! I saw your smiling face and said, "Oh my, there's 'our' Emily". Great job today and have even more fun tomorrow. Go fast and be safe. Judi and all your CHS fans

Mike and Blaze Morning Show said...

Great first night! It was fun to watch and really cool to see you sitting in first place for several minutes toward the end of the night. Good Luck tonight! Everybody is pretty proud of you.
Let me know when you're back in Chico.

Anonymous said...

Emily, my daughter, Mary John, is a second grader in Charlotte, North Carolina, and she chose you as the Olympic athlete she would spotlight for her social studies report. She will be presenting her report about you to her class on Friday, and she wishes you the best of luck today!

Nadeen said...

Emily, what a thrill to watch you and Bree race, and then proceed to the victory stand! (Not to mention your absolutely crazy rooters who got good air time, too!) We'll be glued to the T.V. tonight. Go Emily! Go USA!

Cousin Amy said...

Hey Em,
Thank you for sharing your success and accomplishments with us. I will never forget the thrill of this trip as long as I live. You and Bree make a great team.
Love you!

Nicky said...

Emily! Congrats!!!! You're blog is amazing, so inspiring!