Veronica Campbell Brown relaxing with family and friends (Omar Brown) © Copyright
"One month surely went by fast. That means we are now into the outdoor season.
"I am yet to compete outdoors, not by choice as I had a 200m scheduled mid-April, however, weather and a changing schedule scrapped that idea. I will now open my 2012 outdoor season in Doha, Qatar. My last visit to that country saw me winning the World Indoor 60m title in 2010 so I am excited about returning there. As a UNESCO Champion for Sport Ambassador, I was happy to read recently that Qatar had increased its women’s team for the London Olympic Games for the first appearance by its women at an Olympic Games.
"I had a very quiet Easter season, Omar and I spent a few days in Jamaica so we were able to see our families and friends at a very important time of the year for those of us of the Christian faith. I was able to get some good training in, however, I was not able to partake of too much of the famous Jamaican foods as it is mid-season. I will make up for it at the end of the season... lol.
"During the month of April, I also took time out do a promotional video shoot. As an athlete, I must confess that no amount of training can prepare you for the rigors of such an activity. I thoroughly enjoy the activity, however, and I would not hesitate to do it again. The past month I also took part in an Olympic Hopeful Send Off/Media day on Wednesday, April 25 put on by my training center on behalf of the athletes that train at the facility. It was such a thoughtful gesture on their part and I enjoyed signing autographs for the kids who were in attendance.
"So that has been my April, a lot on my plate so much so that I have not even been able to watch the NBA playoffs. My training is going well and I am excited to start my competitive season.
Thanks for reading,"