Yesterday was our first full day here in Gstaad. It started off rainy and cold, but after it cleared, we practiced with EY and Nicole and actually all got sunburned. After practice, we stayed around and played foot-volley. We were laughing so hard at ourselves. The video at the bottom is a little bit of the action!
Today was the qualifier for Gstaad. Tyra and I got up early before they started play and practiced with EY, Nicole, Mike Dodd, and Shelda from Brazil. It was very cold so early in the morning, but we beat the rain which was really nice.
We have the day off until this evening when we have the technical meeting. There is a technical meeting before every FIVB tournament where they discuss particulars about the location, anything we need to know about the transportation available, as well as verifying that all the teams are present. They will also release the draw so we will find out who the other teams will be in our pool.
It has been about 52 degrees and raining all day long. The internet is sporadic, so I have not been able to get online to check the weather for the week.
We watched video in our room from World Championships and made some notes of some areas where we can improve. Then we walked to the courts and watched Mexico play Australia.
It has been a low-key, mellow day. Tomorrow will have more action to report.
That's all for now.