Last month, I had the opportunity to visit the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California while I was there with Kellogg’s and the other Champions of Great Starts Bloggers.
Our day at the Chula Vista Training Center started with breakfast in the dining hall where all the Olympic hopefuls that stay on campus can eat their meals. In addition to hot meals prepared by the onsite chef, the hopefuls have their choice of cereals, breads, fruits and oats. While we were there eating breakfast, so were some of the hopefuls. Needless to say, I felt so out of place and incredibly out of shape.
After breakfast we learned more about Kellogg’s and their partnership with the Olympics. They have teamed up with eight Olympic hopefuls (Team Kellogg’s) and each of these hopefuls, created a video of their “Start Story” that you can find on the Kellogg’s Facebook Page. In watching these videos, you see eight extraordinary people who are going to go on to do amazing things. Their strength, determination, drive, spirit…it’s just all very evident in these short little videos.
I’m not sure about you, but I can’t wait to watch the Olympics!
While we were at the training center, I also had the opportunity to interview Rita Wieber, who is the mom of Olympic Gymnast Hopeful, Jordyn Wieber. It was a one-on-one interview (that was being recorded) and I was incredibly nervous. I think it went well and I’m looking forward to sharing the video with you once I receive it.
I also did a professional photo shoot that was way too much fun. I hate being the one in front of the camera, but I actually enjoyed myself. Rumor has it that I’ll get my own Kellogg’s cereal box with my picture on it. I don’t have the pictures from that shoot yet, but if and when I do get them, I’ll share them with you.
The Olympic Training Center and the property it sits on is just breathtakingly beautiful. The campus is huge and houses some of the greatest athletes in the world. Just having the opportunity to be there, surrounded by all that incredible talent, it was just beautiful. I can’t really describe it any other way — it was just beautiful.