We woke up and headed out to the practice field to get some cuts in and get ready for tomorrow! It all begins, this is it, the next 2 days! We are prepared, ready, excited, confident, and so much more. This has been an amazing road and journey! All the cities all across the US on our Bound for Beijing tour, all the practice, all the sacrifice, dedication, support, so very much has gone into preparing for this moment. Most importantly so many people all of our support staff... the list goes on and on!
After practice we showered up relaxed, ran some errands. We picked up laundry, they lost a bag of mine. Not good. They said to come back tomorrow, hopefully they will find it. I'm sure they will they are so very on top of everything around here! We went up to the store they stocked it up with lots more Olympic gear! I bought Ace this adorable little red jacket that has the mascots on it. Its really cute! Can't wait to give it to him.
Kelly and I headed over to the salon for a little spa afternoon. It was amazing! We started out with a facial, it was so relaxing, it was great to feel so clean and fresh. We then were able to squeeze in a foot massage. They are incredible here... seriously the best massage I've ever had. They go over every single inch on your foot, heel, ankle, then up to your legs around your knees and up in your quads. It was awesome and only 20 dollars, which makes it even more awesome! We scored on both! The facial was a bit more I think around 50 dollars, very reasonable. We are trying to get better at the conversion but are still struggling a bit. I think its better not knowing exactly! Still we scored! We both wanted to go straight to bed, it was so relaxing! We then decided to continue our day of being spoiled and requested a wash and blow dry! These are free to villagers! Lots of fun! We were forced to wake up and walk back to our apt. We were in a daze the whole way! Great idea we had. I would relax then go in and out of preparing mentally for our game. It was a good little escape but the game is on the forefront of our minds. Its consuming us as it should.
My highlight of the day was the workers/volunteers at the field. They are so very sweet. We are now friends and are greeted by name! Its so fun seeing their faces light up as we arrive on our bus! They even help us shag balls and as they toss them to us they have the biggest grin from ear to ear. So happy to be a part. They will be part of our Olympic memory just as the Greek people were in Greece. Its all part of it and all of it makes it what it is... the Olympics!
We are know heading to bed. We have a early wake up tomorrow, the bus is pulling out at 6:45am from the village! Our coffee pot will be brewing! We will try to be relaxed but thriving on our butterflies! We will do our best to go out and play USA softball. Play our game!!!
Dreaming & Believing all the way!
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