I have a friend. Not a close, close friend, but someone I credit for giving me the inspiration for hitting the gym as hard as I do. He is one of my favourite Crossfit trainers. He's also a Canadian soldier. And he is going to war. Afghanistan. As strange as it may sound, I am happy for him. Because this is what he wants to do and embarking on this experience is part of who he is. That is not to say that I'm also sad at the same time, sad about the unknown, sad that we live in a world where wars continue to exist. But I'm also extremely proud: proud that he does what he does.
I'm sorry that I can't make your send-off party this evening. Have a drink for me Alex. See you when you get back. xo