Well I made it to the Netherlands. The flight wasn’t too bad, “slept” for most of the flight since Martin Air charges 12 euros for movies (everyone knows I would never pay that!)! Nicole and Dan (from Calgary–they are here for a week and I am staying with them until Sunday) picked me up at the airport in Schipol, along with the Dutch National team coach, Adrie. We went straight to see the pool and where Adrie lives—I am staying at his place next week and for the remainder of my trip.

So far things are good. I am having a bit of a tough time with all the Dutch since my brain has to translate everything–I sometimes get lost in the conversation…I’m sure it will get better over the next month!! This week has been about getting over the jet lag and getting a few workouts in before the nationals on Saturday night. Above are a few pictures of our first bike ride and swim in s’Graveland (where Nicole’s aunt lives).

Well, back to practicing Dutch!! My race is on Saturday night and I think it will be live on the race website: http://www.triathlon.tv

Tot ziens!