Hello from London!  I’m here to enjoy my first Olympic Games.  This is something I’ve dreamed of since I was 12 years old.  I’ve been trying for 28 years to understand why my mom didn’t take me to the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.  After all, we were only  hours away and sports, especially the Olympics, were always a big deal in our house.  For this journey I’ve brought along my son, Ryan.  He is 12 years old and has taken on the job of identifying the best hot chocolate in all of Brittan.  I’ll keep you posted on where to find it.  His research, so far, is quite thorough.

My journey began in Scotland attending the pre-Olympic sports medicine conference, International Conference for Science, Education, Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) http://www.icsemis2012.com/ in Glasgow.  My first Royal encounter was with  Anne, The Princess Royal (and Olympic Equestrian) who officially opened the conference.  The conference was a fantastic experience.  I always enjoy keeping up to date on research and broadening my network of fellow sports medicine professionals.  Following the conference we spent several days traveling all over Scotland., truly an amazingly beautiful and friendly country.  We ate, drank, saw the sights, met many new many new friends and decompressed a bit from our very busy lives.