’18 Team Missouri: Lynna Hodgson (Days 0-2)
These posts come from track and field athlete Lynna Hodgson. They were originally posted on her personal blog and re-posted here with her permission. They are unedited.
Day 0: Send-off
Woke up at 8am this morning. Today is the day we fly to Seattle and the send off party. It was fantastic! I presented a plague to the Athlete inc. That was exciting! The food was fantastic, but I couldn’t finish all of it! Got purple hair extensions in my hair. Played basketball, and played little games. He did stretches. I learned some new stretches! We got a police escort on the way to the airport, so that was exciting. When we arrived we loaded up our suitcases and changed into our team MO clothes. Jody Davis (power lifting) sang the anthem, Dustin Johnson (athletics) said the athlete oath. The send off was SO great! I’m ready to show myself and everyone what I can do, and what Team MO can do! I should sleep, but I can’t. Maybe it’s because my nerves. But I’m ready to to experience this great journey with my team MO family! Show me Show me Show me, MO! MO! MO!
Day 1: FUN!
I was awake at 4am. I really don’t know why, and I couldn’t go back to sleep 🙁 We ate breakfast at the same place we ate dinner last night. Then the whole team MO went on a walk and he had a tour of the campus. The track is PURPLE! After the tour we went more walking and rode on a bus under ground, we went thru the market, it was too crowded to go in. Each team went visiting different places. We had Mexican for lunch. It was good! Went more sight seeing. Then the whiole Team MO went on a boat. It was educational. Now it’s time for dinner.
Day 2: Opening Ceremony
It’s 4:32pm, and I just got back from the opening ceremony, and it was so great! We had people from WWE. Saw some other famous people! Saw how many people that were in a state! And some of the states had a lot of delegates! Music was great! The great thing that we were on TV!! Enjoy the pics! There was a lot of Dancing!! This was my first time at the opening ceremony for the USA games and it was SO fantastic! Jesse had a great time too. And before I forget, the track team strikes again, and I slipped on a stair and scraped my leg.