My coach, Bob Seebohar, has been in Beijing for a week now and has been keeping me updated about what is going on over there. At the bottom of my blog, you will see two pictures of Beijing (each picture is taken from the same location). The first picture shows what you may typically see in downtown Beijing..."cloudy looking"...or to be frank, you are seeing quite a bit of pollution. The next night, Beijing experience some heavy rain and next morning....sunshine! Beijing is really trying to cut down on the pollution by closing down some factories and cutting back on the number of people driving cars during the Games. The rain also seems to help clear out some of the smog. So, hopefully, we will see more of the sunny, clear days like picture number 2 while we are experiencing the Olympics in Beijing.
I have just two days before I head over to San Jose for Team Processing. I have been told to bring an empty bay along because we will be outfitted with LOTS of cool Nike gear. Speedo was also a very generous sponsor of mine and shipped a box of Team USA clothing, bag, suits, hats...you name it!
Enjoy the weekend!