Thank You

Thank you for all your support. I’m not sure what’s going to happen now that I’m not going to London, but judging by the support I’ve received, what I am sure of, is that whatever happens I won’t be alone.

Anyone who has read this blog will be familiar with Coach Mike. Once again, I get to thank him. He’s not only one of my best friends, he is someone I trust implicitly. Mike’s wife, Nadia, and son, Ryan, temporarily emigrated to Florida to help me be my best and I owe them so much for letting me steal Mike away. Mike’s brother, Marc, head coach at Pointe-Claire Canoe Club, was there every step of the way to ensure Mike and I had what we needed and ready to help in anyway. Nothing I’ve accomplished with Mike would have been possible without the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club, Marc and the city of Pointe-Claire (a community that understands sport as no other community does).  Over the last week PCCC put out an amazing video to offer support to all their athletes racing at trials; it’s awesome.

In these thank you letters rarely do associations get mentioned. Without Canoe Kayak Canada’s awesome volunteers and dedicated staff, nothing that I, or any of my teammates have done, would be possible. Speaking of teammates…Our Olympic selection process is all but over and those few athletes that are moving on to the next step of the process are awesome. I can’t wait to see how they do at world cups and ultimately in London (no pressure team, but three medals is the minimum I’m expecting, and frankly, with the bodies in the running for the spots, that is more than doable).

I’m driving home tomorrow with a few good audio books and ample time to reflect. I know that the short term holds some time with family and friends; whom I haven’t seen in far too long, and who also deserve a thank you for putting up with my inflexible schedule and occasionally, but only occasionally, moody disposition.

That’s it for now. Stay Tuned.