By Diane Hart
Well, I thought I would need gloves at the women's half-pipe snowboard competition but instead found most of the women in the crowd wearing tank tops to take advantage of the bright sun and mid-50s temperatures when the competition began.
It should be noted that one never knows when the fitness level we work so hard to attain and maintain will come in handy. I was very happy that I brought my "fitness" with me when I viewed the 29 flights of steep stairs (over 35 in. each flight) I needed to climb to arrive at the seats for the snowboard competition. Well worth the climb and challenging especially after walking over miles miles from the bus to the venue. VANOC (the Vancouver Olympic Committee) did a great job in communicating to spectators that getting to and from events would be an endurance test and every hour I have spent in my life doing cardio, strength training, Pilates and stretching really paid off!
During the competition, I was especially proud of our
On Friday my alarm went off at 2 a.m. so that I could take a cab to the Sky Ride at
The hot souvenir item this week has gone from the red Olympic mittens with the maple leaf logo to the grey wool sweater with the moose on the front and "
Men's long-hill ski jumping was on my agenda for Saturday and it was another amazingly warm day at the venue on
While walking two miles uphill from the bus to the
An invitation to attend a dinner reception at the U.S. House brought not only excellent American cuisine but an opportunity to rub elbows with former Olympians Jeremy Bloom, Paul Naber, and Donna Weinbrecht. Paul Naber stated that "