Sunday, August 16, 2009


Life is full of surprises and wonderful experiences. I remember many years ago talking to my sisters before going to bed about one day going to Europe. We traveled along our favorite actors to Europe through the tv shows and we often wondered if one day we would ever make it there in real life. After many years, here I am. I am in Berlin for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics. I am getting adjusted for what will be the biggest race of the year, the World Marathon Championships next Sunday, August 23rd at 11:15a.m Berlin time.

For the second time, I will have the honor to don on the USA uniform. Being able to represent my adopted country for the second time is a true blessing and my only goal is to represent it to the best of my abilities. I am aware there are thousands of athletes back home who would die to be in my shoes and I will not take this opportunity lightly. Being around the best athletes in the world has me inspired and very motivated. Also, being here proves me once again that hard work, patience, determination, and endless persistence can take you far. As far as the continent I only dreamed to visit one day.

Thank you so much to all the people that have inspired and helped me get here and know that without you and your endless support I would not be writing this blog tonight.

I will leave you with some pictures from the place we all athletes meet every day- Enjoy!

Welcome to the Cafeteria at ESTREL Hotel

At the Hotel 'ESTREL' Looking at the cafeteria from 2nd Floor.

Take a look at what the best athletes in the World are eating now days :)

Some ham anyone? You will find it during breakfast and lunch :)

Yes, we have fresh fruit all day long..

Dry fruit and cereals for a great start!

Salads, all day long.

Different types of bread and what about some yogurt??

More pictures coming up- stay tune!

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