Happy Independence Day everyone and here is one of my favorite “movie” Independence Day Speeches of all-time.
Short and sweet, but it does say a lot, if you stop and think about it.
I have always said I will not go quietly into the night and that can be applied to getting older as well as supporting my Country.
Have a great Independence Day and think for a minute about the Freedoms, Rights and Privileges we enjoy in America, that many others only dream about. That is part of why we celebrate on this day.
Back to running
I was supposed to go run in the Winthrop 5K this morning, but I hadn’t pre-registered and just couldn’t bring myself to pay $25 for the pleasure of running in the race. Driving around 15 miles one way, running for around 23 minutes (almost a dollar a minute), not get even get a t-shirt, then have whatever snacks/drinks they had after the race and then drive home, just didn’t seem economically prudent.
The biggest thing that I missed was getting see other runners and that is something that I did miss. There will be other races this summer and fall, but it sure does seem like racing is not nearly as high a priority as simply running is to me.
As you can see I have pretty much decided that I will be using the Garmin Connect iPhone App as my GPS App for the foreseeable future. I will be doing a post on why later this week. Last night I spent a lot of time playing the various Apps and discovered a lot of good things about the Garmin iPhone App, the I didn’t notice my first few uses.
The run itself was slower at the start, my legs felt a little tired and didn’t really loosen up until after the third mile. When I turned around at the Goodhue Road, I decided that I would try to do a tempo run back to the house and got my times down to the low 8:00 minute pace range. Going up the hill was a bit slower, but still better than usual. Then I picked it back up for the last mile.
Overall, I was very happy with the second half of the run.