Thursday, July 31, 2008


Servaas from Belgium and Bo from China

Puneet from India

My Tasty Meal I Cooked "Asparagus Tips"

This is some of the prizes you win, 30%vol

Our Family Dinner

So, I've been named the "Belgian Princess", by my closest friends. I've been giving this name because when I go overseas I live in the town called Leuven which is in Belgium. Last year was my first year going to Leuven and it was definitely an experience. Everything is different from the US, the people, the food, transportation, the prices and the way things work. But I love it...I love being in diverse situations because you learn a lot about yourself. As many know I am very friendly so this year I was very cordial with the locals in my building and I have provided pics of them and we all actually became really good friends during my stay, they all wanted to keep in touch with me. This year was different for me because I was not able to run as well as I did last year due to issues, but I still enjoyed Leuven...

Monday, July 14, 2008


"I am so happy to be here"

"Big Ig" and "Queen Ig"

"I am soooo ready to go to my room..."



So I know you maybe wondering what happened to me, did I fall off the face of the earth, or something more catastrophic like pass out for good from running Quarter Quarter... I didn't... Of Course Not... I am just a slacker and I am very random with things so now I am back in action for the moment. So last big thing for me was the 2008 Olympic Trials and as we all know or some may not I did not make it out of the 1st round. What happened? I don't know could be the strained muscle in my back or could just be that I wasn't present in the race at the moment and I blanked out and when I finally realized where I was I panicked and my chance for '08 went out the window...Well there's always 2012, if God be willing or if I be willing (jk). We will see what running holds for me because I have so many other goals that I would like to achieve and running doesn't really allow you to go after other dreams besides the running ones... I went into about a 3 day long depression after my little dreams were shattered but come on Nikki Dee bka "Lil Ig" doesn't stay down for long, I got on the grind and got cheered up by friends (Kameisha and Dave) and family that let me know something that I should never forget, that running isn't Life, at least not my life... It is just one facet of my life that can change today or tomorrow and I am just thankful that I am able to run now before I get really bad arthritis in my knees and corns on my toes (LOL). No but really I am thankful for what I have accomplished and how much God has blessed me throughout my struggles and battles and how much I have learned about myself through this sport (tear). Anyways, trials didn't end in total sadness for me my sister Meish got third after a tough 2nd round that almost tore my heart up again but they let her and the others back into the final and my sis pulled through... My other homie Hazel also won in "Queen Ig" fashion and two of coaches girls made it "Queen IG" and "Big IG". Also, my homie Dee Dee pulled another one out of the crack of her butt, naw I knew she had it in her and she earned her a spot too despite her battles. So that was my 08' Trials experience, a lot of ups and downs but ended on an up because you never know what blessings God has in store for you tomorrow...


Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Ephesians 6:14-16