Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Home Sweet...Home?

Just one week ago, I traveled for 23 hours, on 4 flights, all the way from Greece to California, so that I could sleep in my own bed and start the wonderful process of rest and recovery. After a jam-packed summer full of ups and downs, there is nothing I looked forward to more than finally coming home. No more living out of a over packed suitcase, no more horse meet for dinner, and no more forcing my body to give me one more decent performance when it clearly was trying to tell me it was tired.

So why am I getting on a plane today to fly all the way to South Korea? Well the short answer is greediness. Sometimes it’s hard to just leave money on the table, especially when every extra dollar seems to go towards things I really need…like food, a roof over my head, etc. I can stay home and just say I’m tired and I’ve had a long season, but 6 months from now when I’m forced to eat Top Ramen for dinner, I would really kick myself for such a short-sighted decision. We’ve all read about how I got royally screwed on what I thought would be my last meet and lost out on a good bit of money, so anything I do to earn a few pennies of that money I thought I would have back, is probably a smart decision. But I assure you, this will definitely be the last one. That’s because there are absolutely no more meets anywhere on the planet, thank God. My body and my mind are more than ready for that rest and relaxation.

7 comments:

Bianca said...

Just hang in there, work it out, and come home to a nice home-cooked meal by ME!!!

xoxo

jujusa said...

I hope that you'll make a very good performance for the long jump in 2 days but the fatigue is regrettably there when I see every these hours of plane which you made...
kiss Bri

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Anonymous said...

It's okay. You don't have to screen J Booty. I mean Buck. He/She is entitled to his/her opinion. We know you work hard and like any job, it has it ups and downs. Some people are just jealous of people who've decided to follow their passion. Best!

j booty ut um buck said...

Being a professional athlete is a privilege and should be respected as such.

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Eb the Celeb said...

hey lady...

well glad you are back safe and sound. I know that has to take a lot out of you...

still sad I didn't get a chance to link up with you when you were here in NY!

All the best,
Eb