Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Hello my running friends. We're approaching the 4th of July-which symbolizes independence. Our country was just an infant at the first moment of July 4th, 1776. That has been an enormous blessing for us all-guaranteeing freedoms many of our ancestors were never granted.
I've tried to attach the link, but it's not working-http://www.runnersworld.com
Search Matt Long-second life.
As I've talked to several friends the past few weeks, it is again, a reminder, that as runners, we have so many freedoms others don't. The ability to just make a cup of coffee, hop in the car and go to the market, hit a movie, or enjoy sitting outside watching the stars. Take a walk, or go for a leisurely run.
The link won't let me upload-if you can't get it-go to youtube, Matt Long
Sometimes the limitations we have aren't from our politics, but our physical fortitude. We are very lucky, although we might not agree with the leaders we have, to make choices. When a person isn't well, those choices are oblivious, and we're confined by our bodily restrictions.
The article I'm attaching is that of a patriot, and a person who I think embodies the American Spirit. He also has the spirit of the runner-and I hope you find his story motivational.
You know, democracy and the July 4th isn't just about history, it's about the present-and there are many American heroes who walk among us- We all have the ability to make a difference in our own lives, community, and country.
God Bless America!
Hope to see you on the road soon! Be sure to drink plenty of water-it's getting a little warm out there!
Women of Warrensburg