|Joaquin Phoenix in The Master @ State Theater|
I'm Running Again!I have a new health goal target, and that is to start running again so that I can compete in the Tortoise and Hare 5K race next spring. I ran the race back in 2005, and when I was much younger, I use to run all the time, all over the place. I was insane... I should have gone into track and running. Although I have a strong cardio regimen, and I do the Bikram yoga weekly, and I walk daily... there's nothing like getting in shape like running. So, I started that last night with a walk/run, and I wound up running for longer than I anticipated, which is very good, and gives me great hope that I can run a steady two miles within a month without stopping. My goal is to run 10 miles a week by running 2 miles over 5 days. I can do it,... but winter's coming and I'll need to find an inside track... I'm sure EMU has one. Anyway, the next thing I need to do is invest in proper running shoes. I have some New Balance, but, they are not the most ideal for my running practice, I need to go to a sports shop and drop some dough on good running shoes. Looks like I'll be taking advantage of the 10% off coupon for shoes at Tortoise and Hare.
To Be or Not Be for Continued "Change"?
We have just a couple more weeks before the Presidential Election and I'm still firmly in the corner of 'I don't like either candidate'. What I find so distressing is that in my country, if you are indifferent to President Obama, you are hated, mocked, not considered human, a fool, a conservative (the nerve), or a racist (how fucking dare you!). And if you aren't voting for Romney, you want government to run your life, get free handouts, support Obamacare, and don't want to see the economy or unemployment stats improve. In this election, what has turned me off the most is to see how mean and irrational many democrats have become. I used to be a Democrat, but I'm a Green Party supporter now and have been since 2000, but my roots are with the Democratic Party. But I don't identify with them anymore, they have let me down... they are no different, in many ways, than the Republicans. Now more than ever, we need a strong third party... people like me, disenfranchised, and disillusioned with the primary two political parties, NEED another party to vote for that has a real chance of winning. But until people who ID themselves as either Democrat or Republican stop hating and blaming each other for the country's woes, and vote for a different party that represents true change, we ain't gonna change, there's no hope, it's going to be the same old same old regardless if you like elephants or donkeys! And you know I'm writing the truth! I'm not voting for either Obama or Romney, and I feel good about that. But, I have to continue to deal with insane tweets from people I follow who slam Romney for his ideologies, while turning a blind eye to some shady shit Obama's administration has done, and failed not to do. Can our country handle four more years of the same, or is it ready for four new uncertain years of something "different"? It's sad and it's disgusting seeing the heighten hate between the two parties and their supporters, but, it's only a few more weeks. :/
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