This time last week I was sat in Wembley Arena with over 9,000 other people at my London 2012 Games Maker Orientation Training Event.
It was about half way through, probably about 10.30am, that everything suddenly started to feel less like a dream and more like something that is actually going to happen.
Seb Coe, Jonathan Edwards, Eddie Izzard, Hew Edwards and various other people were mere feet away from me talking me through the basics of what I had signed up to do.
I had a brilliant seat – right at the front – so I could see everything and could really feel the atmosphere and excitement flowing from every corner of the room.
I had chatted away with all the people near me, knew where they had travelled from, their names, whether or not they wanted it to snow later. We talked about anything and everything as if we were old friends who just hadn’t seen each other for a while because we already felt like part of a team. I probably won’t see any of them again because we were all volunteering in different areas but that didn’t matter because we were all in the same boat. All part of the same thing and we were all equally as excited. You could practically touch the buzz in the room – it was like a drug.
By the end of the event I was excited, motivated and felt like I could take on the whole world. I can’t wait for my next training event and can’t believe that the event itself is only a few months away.
And I’m going to be part of it.