2 weeks ago I was able to meet up with 2 of my former athletes from West Point as they drove from Georgia to DC. Not too long before that a different set of athletes from West Point came up to visit us and get in a workout at Athletic Lab. Before that I met up with one of my team captains from the track team as he made an ungodly pilgrimage through North Carolina up to Alaska. Before that I met up with my old training partner, who only 3 months later would be in Vancouver winning a gold medal in the 4 man bobsled.

One of the things that I most enjoyed about working at a place like the US Military Academy was the people I was able to meet and develop relationships. I also had many good friends from my youth who have moved very far away. I was concerned that after moving for the 3rd time in as many years that these relationships might be lost so it’s nice to be able to keep in touch and see these people.

As the world becomes more open and people relocate to different cities, states and even countries, there’s nothing better than being able to see old friends.