Last year around this time, I was posted up in Gotemba and Izu as a part of TOCOG (Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games). I’ve been a broken record about it for a year now, but those three months were some of the toughest, most stressful months I've worked in sports. Time and time again, it was my colleagues, leadership, and NOC/NPC personnel who picked me back up and helped me rise above.
But then the games ended and we all moved on. I hadn’t seen most of the FSW (Fuji Speedway) SPT (Sport) dream team for a year - and while we were missing several key team members – seeing familiar faces for this event made my heart so full. It was just really good to see the dream team in one place again To top it off, I was already familiar with Taro-san from my work in sports events, as well as the other Suzuki-san from a cycling tour in Susono last year, and Yamaguchi-san, the photographer from FunRide, was part of a cycling tour in Nagano I did two years ago. This world, it's small.