So here's what else has been going on in my world ...
J is competing this weekend!
He'll be competing as a Light Heavyweight in the Delaware state show on Saturday, August 10th. (If you're in the Wilmington, DE area this weekend, let me know!) I'm so excited for him - he's in the best shape he's ever been in, so in my opinion, he's already won. It's been a long couple months for him, but I tell ya what - I've never met anyone so consistent and dedicated. He hasn't missed one meal, one workout, one cardio session. He gives it his all every day, even though he wonders how he's going to get through each workout. But he does it and doesn't complain. He's my hero.
|Sliced and Diced!|
I bought another Groupon for martial arts classes (loves me some Groupon!), so I started taking Krav Maga self defense classes again. Remember last winter when I took a few Krav classes and ended up spraining my ankle during a routine warm up? I was so bummed I couldn't take any more classes after that! And then prep started in January, so I'm finally now able to take classes again. I took a class last Wednesday and my hands finally stopped hurting on Sunday. It was so awesome!
In early July, my uncle passed away, so I flew back to Minnesota for the funeral. It was a sad occasion, but I ended up having a nice visit with relatives I hadn't seen in many years. I also spent some quality time with my nephews.
|Cuddling with my newest nephew, Jacob|
|Doing weighted pushups with nephews as weights!|
On the way home from Harper's Ferry, we stopped in Boonsboro, Maryland. For those of you who read Nora Roberts books, you may recognize the name of the town. It's the setting of her Inn Boonsboro trilogy. My mom and I are HUGE Nora Roberts fans, so we were ecstatic to see actual sites that were in the books! We (ok, I) jumped around, pointed, and yelled at all the stores and places I recognized from the books. The nice lady at Turn the Page Bookstore assured us that we were mildly tame fans - apparently, there are much more rabid fans than us.
|Mom and me at Turn the Page Bookstore|
|Lunges with Mom!|
|We were all excited to use the grill!|
Are there any other bookworms reading this? Have you read any Vince Flynn or Nora Roberts books? Which were your favorites?