Delaware State Championships
At the beginning of August, J and I headed up to Wilmington, Delaware for the weekend. He competed in the Delaware State Championships as a Light-Heavyweight. He brought his tightest conditioning EVER, proving that conditioning is no longer a weakness of his.
|His posing routine was beautiful!|
Shawn Ray Classic
The original plan was for J to compete the following weekend in Baltimore at the Shawn Ray Classic; however, after the Delaware, J had a sour taste in his mouth. He didn't feel he could be any better, and announced that if he couldn't win the Delaware, maybe he didn't belong at the Shawn Ray show.
He spent all week eating things he hadn't gotten to eat for the last 3 months, while I cancelled hotel reservations and time off work.
|How many plates can he eat?!|
He decided to do the show at 10 pm on Thursday evening. Who DOES that?! Ha!
I hastily RE-BOOKED the cancelled hotel room, re-planned PTO from work, and started packing for the weekend. The next morning, we headed to Baltimore.
We had a blast at the show!
|A fuller look than the week before|
|Team BioS3! J and me with Dawn. She has dropped over 100 lbs in the past few years. She's such an inspiration!|
|So proud of him!|
|BBF! J & me, Rob & Donna, Tanya & Bobby|
|Rockin' the stage|
Here's his posing routine from the Shawn Ray show. It's beautiful! http://youtu.be/5q012ZfwNjU
Continuing the whirlwind that was August, we headed up to Rhode Island the week after the Shawn Ray. J's dad was diagnosed with lung cancer about mid-way through J's prep. It was a tough struggle for him to continue to stay focused on prep, while so concerned and upset about his dad's condition. We were looking forward to seeing his family and spending some quality time with his dad.
|Brothers! J, his brother, and his niece, Khloe|
On the way to the airport, we swung by Fenway Park!
Did you take any end of summer trips? Where did you go and what did you do?