This update is mainly so you don't forget I exist and stop following my blog. I am finally home from 16 days on the mainland. I spent 11 days in Pittsburgh and 5 in Florida. It was a really fun trip and I accomplished a lot including spending time with my grandparents who are 95 and 94 years old. They have aged a great deal since the last time I saw them and I'm afraid that I have probably seen them for the last time. It is really hard saying goodbye to someone to get on a plane when you are pretty sure you won't see them ever again. Who knows, maybe they'll surprise me but they really aren't doing well.
I hope that you all feel bad for me after reading that because now I can use that as my excuse for why my training suffered so bad. After my pap went into the hospital while I was there the training pretty much went downhill. I am trying not to be too upset about it. 2 weeks is a long time, but it's also not that much time. I might have been set back a few weeks but at least I got to spend time with my grandparents, parents, brother, and friends.
My Nanny (95) and Pap (94). The are pretty amazing people.
Florida was also awesome. I got to spent a lot of time with my best friend of over 20 years. I love that I get the opportunity to see her every few years. While I love all of my friends dearly, there is really nothing like a friend that has known me since you I a kid and through many different phases in my life. Hope is probably the most honest person to me in the world and I love that she can not see me for over a year but still give me awesome advice.
Me and Hope on our last night together. I thought I was tan... her Panamanian skin beats mine! Hopefully next time I see her will be in Hawaii next year.
I am so glad to be home now and get back on track with training and eating healthy again. There really is no place like home.