I can't put into words what has happened over the last 3 weeks. It all seems so surreal now...like it never happened. I know it did though 'cause I have pictures to prove it!
The flight home was bumpy and long. The 8-hour layover in San Francisco was not fun. But we all ended up in one piece at 10:30pm in Salt Lake City airport on Tuesday evening. Even the bike and my Mount Fuji walking stick that I checked on arrived in one piece.
It is so nice to be back home...where the streets are wide, the chairs are comfortable and where I can sleep in my own bed. Life seems easy here...but that is a little scary. Scary because sometimes easy means lazy. And lazy can mean not being totally conscious about life and the little things...like eating.
Yes, I am heavier than when I left, and haven't rode my bike since I got off of it at the 2nd Station on Mount Fuji. It's time to cook up a batch of beans and get my good eating and riding going again.
Oh well, Japan and the time off from work was a wonderful distraction from our regular life. It was a blast and a memory that we'll never forget! However, as I was laying in bed last night at 2am, trying to fall asleep, I thought about the fact that I am only half way to my goal weight. It is Fall, and winter will be here soon. There is no time to waste in putting in the other 4500 miles that I set out to rack up by now...and there still is a lot of weight to lose, and a lot of change to occur.
Onward and upward!