Friday, August 1, 2008

Carrie Takes Off to Japan

Today at around 11 a.m. Carrie boarded a flight on United Airlines from San Francisco to Japan, where she will train until August 14th before heading off to the Beijing Olympics. In San Francisco Carrie and her teammates got their Olympic training gear and closing ceremony outfits.

Before heading off to Japan, Carrie had a lot to prepare for. Whenever the UC San Diego senior travels, she packs her own food. Carrie, who was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2003, packed healthy meals and snacks, like brown rice, cliff bars and freeze dried fruit. She makes room for the food in her paddle bag.

Although Carrie had a hectic schedule before leaving she took the time to call her grandma and parents to say goodbye.

Carrie will land at the Tokyo Narita International Airport around 2 p.m. tomorrow and will begin training.

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