Saturday, September 13, 2008


So I enjoyed the couple of days I spent in Munich. I did some shopping, I ate well (I had some vanilla and mango ice cream for the first time. I'm still daydreaming about that!!! It was delicious!), and I just had a relaxing time all around.

On Thursday, I took the train and came to Stuttgart where the World Athletic Finals are being held today and tomorrow.

I will not be competing but I decided to come anyway and spend some quality time with my friends as the season comes to an end. So far I have had a really good time just laughing and hanging out. I don't think I've had this many jokes in a long while. My face was literally hurting last night when we were celebrating my friend Chandra's birthday because I was laughing so much.

I came here with a personal motto for myself which is "Be joyful at all times!" and so far I've been holding myself to that.

Everyone else will be in competition mode starting today so I will just be here to be as helpful and supportive as I can be. Its kinda weird actually to be here as a non-competing athlete, basically a spectator, but there are a few of us here in that capacity.

Anyway, that's it for now. I will definitely try to post some pictures later today from the birthday dinner last night but for now I'm about to head out to the track soon to help my friend Grace Upshaw as she competes in the long jump this afternoon.


kiki said...

That should be fun. I think your friend David will be there too. It will be nice to see him and other medalists racing and having a good time. Take some pictures for the rest of us :)

Anonymous said...

great motto to live by and/or to keep in mind jackie. it's a frame of mind of like that which will definitely help you to just appreciate and enjoy life even more; hell more people need that motto stamped on their foreheads. and as much as i am sure that you want to compete, i am sure that your friends appreciate your support as a spectator; as an athlete, i know what that is all about too :-)

see you around sis.

eclectik said...

What did you buy?
I wanted to go shopping!

How could you not be joyful? You're you!

YAY pictures


Dana said...

It sounds like you're having a blast J and I'm so happy that you are!! You totally deserve it!! Can't wait to see the pics!! =)

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

dang u need to be my wife so i could travel and eat food

and drink beer Munich wow
and im with marcus that is a saying to take to the grave

Anonymous said...

I'm feeling your motto. Best way to be. Isn't there a scripture that says something to the effect of "count it all joy"?

Be safe out there in your travels. Keep enjoying life=)

rebecca said...

The Lamb


Little Lamb, who made thee?

Dost thou know who made thee?

Gave thee life and bid thee feed

By the stream and o'er the mead:

Gave thee clothing of delight,

Softest clothing, woolly, bright;

Gave thee such a tender voice,

Making all the vales rejoice?

Little Lamb, who made thee?

Dost thou know who made thee?


Little Lamb, I'll tell thee,

He is called by thy name,

For He calls Himself a Lamb.

He is meek and He is mild;

He became a little child.

I a child, and thou a lamb,

We are called by His name.

Little Lamb, God bless thee!

Little Lamb, God bless thee!

~~~by aoc power leveling

dejanae said...

love ur spirit
waitin on the pics

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