This is the beginning of day 3 at the Whistler Olympic Village. Life is pretty sweet here. Huge dining hall with some really good food. I had lamb twice yesterday to go along with some sushi and something called bannock, which is like a pancake/english muffin that goes well with every meal. So far the toughest question is which outfit to wear to dinner? We are definitely the best dressed team here thanks to Ralph Lauren and Nike. We got so much sweet stuff I don’t know if it will be possible to wear it all.
Tonight is the opening ceremonies. I skipped them in 2006 because I had a race the next morning and was debating going this time since it is a 8-10 hour trip. With my first race not until the 15th I made the call to go down. It is one of the things that people always talk about as a highlight of their Olympic experience so I need to do it at least once.