Monday, May 24, 2004  01:14 EST
Hi everyone,
I am doing very good right now. I  don't have my back brace anymore. I am able to tie up my shoes alone now !! ;-)
I was doing so well that I decided to take a vacation with my girlfriend.  I just came back from Cuba 2 days ago. I was there for 1 week with an "All inclusive Package" at a beach resort.  It was so relaxing (physically and mentally).  Nothing to think about for a week and sitting on the beach, it can't be bad. ;-)
We were lucky to have 7 days of great weather.  The sun was so warm, it was a good thing it was a little windy near the sea.  We rented some mopeds one day and we went into a little Cuban village to eat some lobster with a Cuban family (in their house).  It was pretty cool. They were so nice to us.
Now that I am back in Montréal, I will start training tomorrow.  Before I left I did some in-line skating and I was so happy to be able to skate again.  My back still needs a little bit more flexibility to bend forward for speed skating but it was pretty good.  I will try again tomorrow.  I am sure it will be much better after a week in paradise.
Note from the Webmistress:  To see the entire photo album of Jonathan's vacation, click on the photo below.

Photo Submitted by Jonathan Guilmette
Back looks like it's healing GREAT! Jonathan relaxes and looks out at the waves.