Friday, Aug 5 (One week to go!)

Today I ran an easy 30 minutes in the morning and then got ready for my flight. The main goal right now was to be as rested as possible going into the overnight travel to Rio and on to Juiz de Fora where our training base has been set up by Athletics Canada.

A happy airport goodbye. He'll be in Rio next week!

A happy airport goodbye. He'll be in Rio next week!

Finally time to go

Finally time to go

Tony dropped me off at the airport (he'll be coming to Rio next week, closer to my event) and Mike and I flew to Toronto where we met up with a big group of Team Canada athletes. We had a long layover there but were comfortable spending it in Air Canada's maple leaf lounge. Air Canada is an official COC sponsor, so I'm allowed to publicly thank them for granting all Canadian Olympians elite status. Thanks Air Canada!

We flew out of Toronto at midnight and woke up in Rio!