Hey!!?? For anyone who has been to a major games experience, it is crazy with sports, events, parties happening almost very hour of the day sleep is often not given a high enough priority. Since I am flyin directly to Sweden to compete on Monday I have tried to keep things in check but still gotten the most out of my games experience!
This has included so far watching live bobsleigh, speed skating, and men's hockey and today in a few hours I'm heading to ski cross!
I'm staying in Sochi but most of my events (and the most important one, bobsleigh) are located in the mountains which is about a 2-2.5 hour trek one way!! It is long but sometimes the down time on the bus is welcomed I just need to make sure I don't fall asleep and miss my stop...
The atmosphere is amazing here and everyone is cheery and passionate! It is a little different from London only in terms of there's not a pub (or more) on every street corner so some people are disappointed by the lack of options of late night adventures.
I have gotten a grasp on the train and bus situation and feel quite comfortable sorting myself out getting from venue to venue.
I feel like it has been very easy to 'stay fit' at the Games because there is lots of walking and usually I'm so busy I forget to eat three meals a day...
Food has been an issue around here as it is not uncommon for the different cafés and what not to run out of different things. Even at the hockey game last night I was going to treat myself and have a beer and pizza but they weren't selling either.. I found a granola bar in my bag and that tided me over until I got back to the hotel.
So far, it's been amazing but for me things are just ramping up as Chris prepares for 4man on Saturday & Sunday. It was my one purpose here to be a presence and support him and it's been great sharing this time together. We got to spend the day together on Monday but other than that I have only seen him once between heats on the first day of two man. We knew it would be tough to see each other, that comes as a second priority right now to winning medals but just being in the same city and experiencing the same Olympic fever together has been awesome!
He is feeling confident and ready going into 4man. The track is tricky as evidenced by the wide distribution of times in both men's and women's 2man but I'm having good feelings about 4man!!
That's all for now, tweet at me if there's any questions or if you want me to blog on a certain topic!! Honestly I could go on for days about every single moment because it's so fascinating and if you're reading this still that means you're remotely interested... So yes.. Please let me know if there's something you want to see or hear from SOCHI 2014
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.