Thursday, October 15, 2009

Arrival to Lone Star

Home sweet home. I'm settling back into my "normal" routine down here in Texas and I couldn't be happier to be back. I'd been gone from Austin for over three was time to return to this thing called reality. It's been quite a whirlwind since arriving in the Lone Star State...I lost my house key, my car was dead, my bike tires were flat, I had no food to eat, tons of stuff to unpack and organize (still in the process of doing this), many people to reconnect with, get back in the weight-room and pool, oh and cook some too.

Yesterday I was telling someone how part of me wishes I was still in Italy. Elaborating upon how much I loved traveling, learning and experience everything there. My friend wisely remarked that getting back into the grind is what makes those times like in Italy so special. Travels like that are few and far between...that's why they are so thrilling. I think he's right. It was time for me to get back into serious training, and normal life. So far I'm absolutely loving it. After training in Wisconsin by myself it is so refreshing to be around the TEAM again, Eddie and Kris too. I no longer have only myself to push me but 35 other guys who are all supporting each other and busting their butts too. Yesterday was my first full two hour swim practice. My lifts in the weight-room have been good and the swimming is getting better everyday. There really is no better feeling in the world than BEING IN SHAPE... I'm not there yet but I'm working hard to reach the level of fitness Eddie, Kris and I are looking for. All it takes is some time and a lot of hard work. I'm used to it....let's do this!


Michaela Hogue said...

Go back to Italy! Or even visit Paris. Go when you know you can be there for a while and observe everything (as far as cooking goes). There are techniques in European cooking that even the C.I.A can't even teach you. Good Luck!

Teresa said...

There is no place like home! Glad that you enjoyed your travels and adventures, both in and out of the water. You continue to show the authentic Olympic spirit. Getting back in shape is akin to returning home. I've so many questions to ask you about training... I look forward to your competitions. (But, I still say, you need to do an apprenticeship at the Inn at Little Washington!)

Garrett said...

Trust me I'd love to go back to Italy!

It's really great to be home. Please ask me any questions you may have...feel free to email me from my website! You have truly inspired me to look more into the Inn at Little Washington. Thanks

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