Carmelita Jeter smoothing the road

Updated: August 27, 2013, 12:29 PM ET
By Carmelita Jeter | Special to espnW

If you travel as much as I do, you miss the simplest things. When I'm away from my California home, I think about lying in my own bed and cooking in my own kitchen. I think about that weekly trip to my nail shop and my hair salon. And getting up on Sunday morning to hear the word of Pastor Noel Jones at the City of Refuge Church -- that's what I miss.

Even eating at my favorite restaurant and going for Sprinkles Cupcakes and ice cream is something I haven't been able to do ...

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