Off to Pan Ams!

Off to Pan Ams!

18 Oct shonakamori 10 Comments »

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks since my last blog post but I’m glad I got through!  For some reason I had a lot more stuff going on than usual.  Maybe the extra visits to the dentist on top of my regular schedule made things a little bit crazier.  I’ve gotta give a shout out though.  Big thanks to the lovely Dr. Joy in Newark!  Now my mouth is cavity-free and I’m ready to take on some action!

After leaving early this morning, I’ve landed in Houston and just finished processing for the Pan American Games.

Houston Welcomes Team USA!

My teammates and I’ll be staying here over night before we head off to Guadalajara early tomorrow morning.  During processing we went through the usual picture-taking for our credentials but also got a ton of new Nike gear from the USOC!

Nike USA Gear

We’ll be in Guadalajara for a week until we actually compete.  Team competition is next Tuesday, with AA, Individual Event Finals occurring in the following days.  I’m totally excited about this meet.  Although we may encounter some tough situations given that we are competing in another country, I’m confident that we’ll get through it as we’ve all prepared hard for this.

From what I hear, the Athlete Village does not have a ton of hot water.  That said, I took an extra long hot shower tonight just to make sure!  Pretty sure that there will be other surprises as well but I guess I’ll just have to wait and see when I get there.  Stay tuned!

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10 Comments on “ Off to Pan Ams! ”

  1. Carter October 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Good luck, bro! I hope I can follow you all the way from Australia. In any case, I’ll be thinking about you! Have fun and I hope you find some hot water somewhere :)

  2. Emilie Raguso, Albany Patch October 21, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Sho — we are rooting for you in Albany! I keep meaning to find a way to write about you. I’d love to connect sometime if you’re ever in town!

  3. Jody October 25, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Congratulations! PB event finals, here you come!

  4. Tomoko October 26, 2011 at 5:46 am

    You look great in your red uniform!

  5. koichi October 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Congratulations! You got team medal.
    I hope that you will get medal on PB.Good luck.

  6. shonakamori October 31, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    thanks tomoko-san. how are things in japan!?

  7. shonakamori October 31, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    thank you koichi. i’m now back in the US and motivated as ever to continue training. it was good to be back on the international stage again!

  8. shonakamori October 31, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    thanks! it didn’t go as well as i had hoped but i definitely felt like i made a step forward after being out of the international scene for a while.

  9. shonakamori October 31, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    hi emily. please let me know anytime. i’ll probably be back in albany this weekend if you want to get together over coffee or something.

  10. shonakamori October 31, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    thanks for the support sis. i’m finally back in the US and it feels awesome. sorry the reply is so late. we had super spotty internet out there. hope all is well in aussie-land!

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