I worked out on vacation! It’s true! I not only brought workout clothes to Jamaica, I actually used them which is quite unusual for me. Most of the time my workout gear stays crumpled up in the bottom of my suitcase for the entire trip. This time I got it out, put it on and marched myself down to the very nice gym at the resort each morning.
It’s interesting how bodybuilding creates instant camaraderie wherever you go. I never got anybody’s name or delved into their personal business but every morning I saw the same faces in the weight area. By the end of the week, we were all smiling at each other and greeting one another like old friends when one of us walked through the doors of the gym. I was always there. There was a woman with a curly black ponytail and a bounce in her walk, a young kid (16) who trained like crazy and a very tall man who I’m pretty sure played college volleyball.
There was also a military guy. I’m guessing but it’s an educated guess. I say that because he had the camouflage/IR flag tattooed on his forearm and some other tattoos I couldn’t see very well on his upper arms. I saw he and his wife on the beach one afternoon and she had the MOST beautiful tattoo. It wrapped around her hip to her stomach and was of a swallow flying holding dog tags in it’s beak. It was incredibly well done and I wanted to stare (admire) but made myself behave.
I didn’t spend all my time at the gym. Most of the time I was either eating or playing around on the beach!