Friday, August 8, 2008

Life in training camp

So I'm here in Dalian, China at our training camp outside of Beijing. I finally have a day off from training and just wanted to fill everybody in on how things are going. My practices since arriving have been great. I'm continuing to work on the things that my coach Dr. V and I have been focusing on since the trials, and I'm gaining distance everyday. The lifting facility that we have to use is pretty rustic and leaves a lot to be desired, but it gets the job done. The hotel where we're staying is a nice beach front getaway that's quiet and lets us focus and be away from all of the commotion of Beijing. Right now the daily schedule is breakfast, throwing practice, lunch, down-time, afternoon training, and dinner. Perfect!! I hope everyone tunes in tonight to opening ceremonies in the "Bird's Nest" which is where I will be competing also. I'll be checking in again soon to keep you all filled in on my last couple weeks leading up to the competition.

Love and Blessings,
Amber

5 comments:

dt said...

I just wanna let you know that I am praying for you!! We love you and miss you and Doc v very much. Do ya thang girl!!! -the picard's

Anonymous said...

hey hollywood!!!!!
Hope you are having a time of your life.It's your time to shine so let it rip and bring home that gold medal!!!!!!Be safe and see ya soon.bsmall

scthrower said...

Lift it out of the park. Rooting for you.
BillP

Ain't as good as Once Was said...

Kick A$$ Amber. We are cheering for ya. Tell Doc. V hello, and bring home the gold. ---The Bush's

BMoniz said...

Hey Sweetness, Just want to let you know we are thinking about you and love you very much. keep your focus and make it do what it do baby. b and s moniz

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In Olympic throwing events -- men's and women's shot put, discus, hammer and javelin -- the competition begins with a qualifying round in which the entire field is divided into two or more groups. In this round, competitors take turns attempting to reach a pre-set distance that automatically advances them to the final. If fewer than 12 athletes meet the distance required from direct qualification, the 12 competitors with the best throws, plus any athletes tying for 12th, advance to the final. In the final round, competitors take turns until each has attempted three throws. At this point, the top eight-ranked competitors (plus ties) receive three more throws. The best throw of the six is counted and the athlete with the longest throw is declared the winner. In case of a tie, the second-best throw is consulted.

Amber In her MJOLNIR Armor

Amber In her MJOLNIR Armor
Amber takes Gold at the Indoor Nationals

Olympic Trials 2008

Celebrating with the Campbell's

Indoor Championship 2009