Hello! I know I haven’t posted in quite a few days, but I swear I am back in the routine. Although my posts won’t be filled with African adventures, my normal life is
probably not as cool, better!
I have so much to catch you 5 people,
I mean 10,000 readers, up on!
I arrived home safely, which was bitter sweet. While in Kenya, I had the opportunity to stay with the most amazing family and I miss them so much! I will post later about KIACOB, their vision for HIV+ youth from the slums, and you will love them too!
As soon as I got home, I hit the ground running literally. It felt so good to breath clean air, but also I had my summer gig of
robbing rich HS girl’s parents coaching to jump right into. My mom runs a very successful lacrosse club, and as her best employee I have the great opportunity to sort and send over 250 uniforms out before the summer season. Clearly fat ass Sam was helping.
Snap back to reality.
After coaching LAX for a week, I got a quick 3 day transition in Charlotte, to wash my clothes, sleep, booze with Kat, and shred through SouthPark mall, just to take off to my favorite place in the U.S.A, DENVER! I headed out this week to visit my bud Ike from college, and also play in the Vail tournament over the 4th of July!
I am in DENVER!
I landed in Denver and was snatched at the airport with 2 HUGS from Ike and than we binge ate fruits, vegetables, oats, and rice cakes. I love healthy friends.
Ike made me dinner and
did some laps in the kitchen whipped out her “onion goggles” from the drawer. Although she is a smart cookie, she saw this from Phil on Modern Family. She shouldn’t have told me that because I would have bragged about her ingenuity forever.
I proceeded to snuggle with Box the cat. She always wears a tuxedo. So weird.
Ike is a super great triathlete, and I was able to be in town for an olympic distance event she crushed in Loveland, CO. The day before her race we drove her 30 mile bike loop, that basically ascended Mt. Everest (that is in CO right?) and picked up her race packet. Fortunately for our weird friendship, there was the Loveland Sculpture Garden conveniently located across the street, which only means one thing PHOTO OP!
After our photo shoot, we headed home so we could go to bed at 8 PM, for Ike’s TRI the next morning. We made overnight oats (THANKS Katie C!) for dinner and I passed out with the help of Cooter, a glass of red wine, and a travelers’ haze. The next morning we woke up at 3 am and headed back to Loveland so Ike could make people feel bad about themselves.
Hug number 3. So sweet.
The legend. Cooter. Pit Crew CHIEF.
Swim Ike Run Pit Crew.
Ike headed out into the water and Cooter and I made friends with all of the dogs in the area. We also talked shit about her competition, pepped each other up and put on running shoes for transition. We also shared an equally emotional and moving moment when watching a dad compete with his son who has CP. He swam a mile with him in a raft behind him, rode 30 miles with him on a bike in the mountains, and pushed him for a 10k. Love doesn’t get stronger.
Because, Ike loves attention, I opted to ground her and not expand on her performance, however, she did after all WIN her age division. I may or may not have mentioned but she is the “pants pajamas” and I want to be like her when I grow up.
So yesterday I headed up to Vail, where I reside for the next 8 glorious days! I have gotten two long runs in (think more than 1 mile) and my life is starting to feel balanced again! Read my blog this week and it will explain what I plan to do with my life next.
Peace. Love. Mountains.