The pen was put to paper and the date was set.
111 days from now, I will be done with my service in the Peace Corps.
Hola! Boxes take a little longer to arrive (anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 MONTHS!) so I recommend sending a padded envelope. I’ve had my aunt try and send wet food, but that got taken away at customs. Any other edibles, I think, are fine (rawhides, etc.), just no wet food.
Goals aside, November was good to me. I had an amazing time in the states (my trip, like all vacations, was not long enough) and I’m starting to get busy with work tasks to finish up the rest of my time in Nicaragua.
It’s going to be a month full of travel and work, starting today. A lo menos I want to start walking with Pípe in the morning again (when I’m in site) and do the T-25 videos afterward. I’m celebrating NYE on a beach this year, gotta look good for 2014!
HIV/AIDS was one of the main reasons that I joined the Peace Corps. A dear friend of mine got a positive diagnosis shortly before I left for Nicaragua. The emotional pain it caused me and other loved ones made me believe in the fight even more and I want to do my part in making sure no one else has to go thru that.
Today is the day where we all have the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world to show your support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
It’s not just a disease that is isolated within a specific population, everyone is vulnerable: men, women, teens, bisexual, homosexual, heterosexual, children.
Check out (RED); not only do they partner with companies (read: Starbucks, Beats by Dre, Apple…all of which have great gifts for the holidays!), but a large percentage of their profits go directly to AIDS relief, including 100% of the profits from their new Dance (RED) Save Lives² album (personally, I think this is a GREAT album for running, working out, dancing, etc).
So today, take the time to educate yourself about HIV and AIDS and educate those around you. Wear red or even just a red ribbon to show your support in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Throwback from August 2011 before doing the AIDS Walk Colorado in Denver.
There, I said it.
I miss the miles.
I miss the races.
I miss the accomplishment after a run.
I miss the good runs.
I miss the bad runs.
I miss the soreness.
I miss the blisters.
Well, not everything…but I miss running. A lot.
I’ve told the story of my college roommate’s husband, Gabe. Three years ago, he got a second chance at life and became the hero, inspiration and father that we all know and love today.
Happy Alive Day, Gabe!