This week I also have to move out of my apartment! Thank goodness two of my 2004 teammates came over to help me pack some boxes. It's so cool that I can still count on them. It's so hard to put energy into anything else but training right now! I have always considered myself focused on my Olympic goals, but the closer and closer we get to it, the less and less I think about anything else at all hours of the day. It's even getting harder to fall asleep at night. I have been getting tips on how to deal with that from our mental coach. He'll be traveling with us to China also, and I'm glad he is. I am not worried about freaking out or anything, but I just really value his advice, and he gives awesome vibes.
As we near the end of our regular training here at home, I am feeling even more grateful for all the people that help us, whether it's everyday, or if they can only fly in every once in a while. I am going to be writing a lot of thank you notes in September!
Andrea Nott is a freelance contributor for teamusa.org. This blog was not subject to the approval of the United States Olympic Committee or any National Governing Bodies.