The short flight over to Glasgow was actually quite debilitating for most of the team!! When you're used to sneaking in 4-5 hours of sleep on a long haul flight and that flight becomes 5 hours of excitement, catching up with teammates, eating plane food, and exploring the wifi entertainment system (pretty cool Transat) it goes by pretty damn quick!!!
Thus, we arrived into the village groggy but stoked! The accommodations and food are great! Honestly the best thing about it is it seems like such a sustainable village where I can actually see people living once they kick all these athletes out of here!
We have had a couple days to acclimatize and get a feel for everything but things are ramping up very quickly for our competition! I weigh-in tomorrow and then compete on Tuesday July 29th!!
Thus far I have only has one semi-celebrity sighting in the village in the form of Sally Pearson the 100m hurdles champion from Australia. I tried to spark a convo but she didn't seem to chatty... Weird.
The village has been pretty quiet but fun. The coolest part of the Games has been the intergration of the para & non-para events side by side which is how I think it should always be!
More updates as I find out my draw so check twitter and my athlete face book page where I have been posting photos and mostly silliness.
Erica Wiebe is a Canadian freestyle wrestler and Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Calgary. Her passion for wrestling and writing combine in the words of this blog, sprinkled with a strong opinion on certain matters and a hint of feminist thrown in for good measure.