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Official blog of Allison Ethier NSCA Personal Trainer, ISSN Sport Nutrition, Educator & Mom

08 August 2008

Friday - the day before.

Wow. I cannot believe that it is almost here. It has been a really long journey to this point.

I left home yesterday around noon to make my way here to Vancouver. The flight left around supper time and landed at midnight my time. There is a 3 hour difference, and I am really hoping the transition won't be too hard. Going west is OK for me, but coming back home east is the tough part. But I will deal with later. Even if I do have jet lag I am going to have to suck it up for the next 24-48 hours.

The flight was uneventful. This is a good thing considering how stressful flying can be, and probably is for most people. I did start coming down with a sore throat on Tuesday, and then it turned into the sniffles. You really know if you are sick when you take a plane. My ears have that 'hollow' feeling, and everyone sounds muffled, and it feels like I have ear plugs in. Maybe this could be a good thing too. It is annoying, but manageable.

A good friend of mine, Sherry-Ann Boudreau was so kind in picking me up at the airport. We stopped at the grocery store on the way to the hotel. The hotel is quite nice, near a farmer's market, and right on the water. I will be going down later to check it out and see if they have cheesecake for tonight. I cannot wait to eat my fat loading meal...bring it on!

I did see a few fellow fitness/figure types last night, and this morning. You always tend to look around and see who is here, but really most don't come out of the woodwork until the general meeting with everyone tonight. They have the 'look' that you just know that they are here for the show.

Later on this afternoon I have to start tanning and getting prepped. The stress, excitement, maybe a bit of 'sizing' will start.

A.

1 comment:

Brit-Man said...

Whatever happens. GOOD LUCK. You've worked so hard for this, as with all your contests, and you ARE a great champion, and you will always been so, regardless of what happens here.

You should be very proud of your compeititve recore, you are clearly one of the best athletes in the history of your sport.

Chin up, be strong, and best wishes Allison.

:-) :-).

Matt