Sunday, February 14, 2010

Just another day at the office...

Wow! The last few days have been exhausting, but some of the best of my life. After landing in Vancouver with my team we were scooped up and have gone non stop ever since. I have been given three bags of Ralph Lauren and Nike Team USA gear. I have signed countless autographs. I had my first ever press conference.  I have met Sandra Oh (from Greys Anatomy), Bonnie Blair, Picabo Street, Vice President Biden, Queen Latifah (who thinks I look like her girl Alicia…Keys that is) and the governator Arnold Schwarznegger. This is, of course, is not including the countless amazing athletes I have met and that I was honored to walk side by side in the Opening Ceremony.

 Rocking the new gear


                         

I wish I could explain to every one of you what it is like to follow our flag into a stadium filled with over 60,000 people, but there are no words to describe the pride and honor I felt. I now know why many athletes have a hard time retiring and why we put in countless number of hours training and go through every up and down we do. That was all worth it. I would do everything again to be able to experience that minute over and over.

7 comments:

Ben said...

Mind-blowing, yo!

Preston said...

you are a rock star! so proud of my Az. speechless.

lots of love and support!

eborzage said...

We're all so proud of you Emily!!

Lukas said...

Congrats Az. Good luck Baller!

Kirby

Coach said...

Az,
This is crazy! So amazing! I am bragging about you like its my job,
Marritt

Matt Chisam said...

You did have a flag on your cheek, I think I saw you during the Opening ceremonies for at least .04 seconds. Awesome. Git-em stud.

Laverna said...

Wow Emily, we are so proud of you! Everyone at North State Radiology says hello. Laverna