Katie's Korner - Getting Ready

Gymnast Katie Valleau continues to tell us about her week.  Tuesday was her final practice day in San Jose before she travels to Cleveland.  Enjoy!

Hello again!

Today is Tuesday, my final day of training and last day in San Jose. I leave tomorrow morning, (not so) bright and early, at 5:30 a.m.

I've been scanning all of my papers and itineraries in hopes of not forgetting anything in my already packed bag, a fear of mine every time we travel.

I had my final day of practice which went really well. I did my routine a few more times and some imagery(visualizing myself doing my routine with the music).  I am feeling really confident for Nationals.

Again all of my teammates were there to say goodbye and wish me luck. I wish they could all be there with me, but knowing that they will be watching from home is comforting.  It makes me want to do even better.

Right after practice, Wayne took me down to South Campus where I was told I would be doing an interview. Actually, it turned out to be a good luck and goody bag from the amazing staff of the Athletics Department. It really took me by surprise, but I am so grateful to have all of their support.

Now, it is time I do my part and make them proud!