Have to honest there have been a few anxious moments over the last few days. It would seem that my poor old back decided it would give me some grief. Boy don’t you think I had a few flashes of 2000 all over again, but deep down I felt that that experience has taught me to read the signals better and to take action. Our coach Chris O’Brien was great swinging into gear to ensure everything was organised to make sure that it became no worse.In fact many have been instrumental in assisting with the panel beating process. I am grateful to all involved and hope that as this week goes on I can repay their efforts. At the final hour I got our team physio(Ivan) to strap my back and had our boatman(Urs) to modify my seat. Easier than fixing the fin he said. Once on the water I was happily relieved that I had a reasonable movement and with each stroke from the pontoon start to feel quiet positive about the race ahead.
Heat one for us has been rowed we are through to the semi on Wed. Some great results from the team also and looking forward to day 2’s racing. It is truly a roller coaster experience and with every rise there is a fall, and vice versa. The plan is to high that high later in the week at just the right time.
The support from back home has been amazing too, with many emails and texts coming through. It makes a difference knowing we are on behalf of many friends and family. Thats not to forget the support for the whole team. We are Australian and proud.
So on with the show I say and until next time stay cool because that’s our plan. It was very hot out there today, but thankfully we have Mr Rice and when it comes to keeping us cool, no one does it better.
Our team has had it first day of competition and everyone is busy doing the things need to get out there and perform. It is amazing to see and understand the effort and logistic it takes to make it all work and that is just for our team. I am looking forward to tomorrow’s racing and obvious for us we will be preparing for our next hit out.