Yes, in just one short week the 2012 Summer Olympic Games will officially commence. For the first time ever instead of eagerly watching the magnificent event on tv, I Maria Michta will be walking out with the rest of Team USA! I am beyond thrilled and so proud to be apart of this spectacular celebration and representing our country!
Today I began to getting ready for my trip to London as I went to AAA with my Nana to exchange American Dollars for English Pounds. I already had one piece of British currency, a lucky penny found by my marathon buddy and fellow Pan Am Teammate, Camille Herron. She also made me an awesome t-shirt that reads: Walk like an animal, and displays a picture of an ostrich, which is the fastest bipedal animal on Earth! Thanks Camille! I’ve got my lucky penny backed in my new USA racing backpack and my new t-shirt added to the pile of all my new Team Gear.
Less than one week left until I fly out, and I still have so much packing and prepping left to do (okay well I haven’t really started yet)! First things, first: off to bed for a good night’s sleep so I can pound out a good workout tomorrow morning. Excited to take advantage of this cool weather because believe me the hot and humid sunny 84 degrees on Tuesday was not conducive for going fast.