Veronica Campbell-Brown with Jamaica's Minister of Sport Olivia 'Babsy' Grange (Paul Reid) © Copyright
“So far this ‘off-season’ I have done more running around off the track than I did on it during the 2010 track season. As I said in my previous diary, I needed to pay attention to some off the track endeavors and that’s exactly what I have commenced.
"I took a brief trip to Jamaica to lay the groundwork for a couple of projects I am working on and was quite pleased with the headway I was able to make.
"Additionally, I had meetings to further explore possibilities in my capacity as a UNESCO Champion for Sports Ambassador.
"What is a trip to Jamaica in the off season without indulging in the cuisine? Yes, I did take advantage of it being my down period from training and must say the jerk chicken, pastries and assorted snacks never tasted so good (LOL).
"I also spent a few days in Florida relaxing as well as doing some gardening work at my home there. I am now back in Atlanta and my mom is visiting from Jamaica so I can afford to be lazy and enjoy her excellent “work” in the kitchen! It will be back to training soon so I am trying my best to get in balanced diet of rest and fun.
“Until next time.”
2004 Men's Long Jump