Hello everyone! We have been home from Craig now for 6 weeks. It is so nice to be home around friends and family. We have been overwhelmed with visitors, calls and emails. We are truly blessed. We said we would update the blog as exciting things happen and I don't want to become "that guy" who posts every little thing and turn people off. Well nothing exciting has happened but we are constantly being asked about updating it. So we decided just to update everyone. And since Tiff has a lot on her plate now, I will be updating the blog. Oh but she has time to play candy crush all night...I'm not bitter, so here you go...
Well, just 2 weeks after I got released from Craig, Johnny and Tammy Leach put on a ride day benefit for me at Cahuilla MX track. We weren't sure we were going to make it because we barely got home and were adjusting and I was feeling a little under the weather. I felt like I needed to go so we loaded up the kiddos and headed out. Jaxyn said he was excited to go to the races again but said he liked going in the motor home a lot more. I couldn't have agreed more.
We had a great turn out and everyone was so generous at the auction. I am so thankful for everyone that showed up and for all the people who were bidding online. It was great to be back at the track again and especially at Cahuilla. I have so many great memories there and have spent endless hours of testing and training there. I guess it's a little bitter sweet. I can't even begin to thank Johnny and especially Tammy, enough. She is the amazing woman behind the foundation and has helped us out so much. I hope they know how much we love them and how grateful we are for them.
At a benefit dinner/auction they held for me in Moapa a month earlier, my good friends Josh Taylor and Bobby McCormick donated a shot gun seat ride in their race truck for their next race. It was a great idea and raised a lot of money and the cool part was that my nephew Brodey won the ride! He was so excited. We were able to leave the ride day and make it in time to catch the first lap of the race. They ended up winning the race! It was a really cool deal. Brodey had a blast!
Being at home has been a lot harder than I thought it would be and very challenging. At Craig they keep you very busy and it's go go go. Then I get home and I find myself waiting for my exercise equipment surrounded by all the projects and things I used to do, and with all this time to just sit and think. Then it just all sets in. Wow this really is happening, now what do I do. I am so used to working hard all week and being able to have a positive release on the weekends. Now that is gone. I need a hobby quick! Thanks to my family and friends, they all help snap me out of it before I get too low.
I think about my team from Craig everyday and I try not to let them down. I am so glad to be home around family and friends. I am so thankful for the town I live in and I love to see people around wearing my bracelet or shirt. I am excited about getting back around racing again. And I wish the rest of my exercise equipment would show up already. That's all for now I hope in the future I will have a ton of great stuff to share. Josh
Always give a 100% and you will never have to second guess yourself.