First off, I want to say thank you to everyone who came to the London Calling Gala on on July 11th. It was an amazing evening and I couldn’t have asked for a better send off right before the Games. Thank you to all my family, who put so much time and effort into making the evening a success. Thank to all the guests who were able to attend. You were a huge part of helping me reach my fundraising goals and it was fantastic to feel all the support. Check out a few pictures of how great everyone looked! The short trip home was a chance to catch up with family and friends, but also included some great training on my home course, the Pumphouse. While I was gone my club, The Ottawa River Runners, modified one of the obstacles at the bottom of the course. It created a good surf wave while preserving the rest of the features on the course. I was able to come up with some great speed/power workouts using the wave that had me feeling fast in my boat just before leaving for the London. Now, I’m settling into the athletes village, getting decked out in Team Canada uniforms, and most of all I’m looking forward to having some fun paddling on the London course tomorrow!