Sunday, April 05, 2009

Sunny and Warm 13 1/2 miles

It is a warm sunny day today, perfect for a long run. I was beat at the end. To think this is only half of a marathon, oh boy. It was a beautiful day.

You can always check out the route in the link.

Things I saw today:
1. Somebody running with a Dashound. That is just wrong.
2. An African-American surfer. Don't tell me you've seen many.
3. The tulips are blooming at the windmill in Golden Gate Park
4. A metal dectector group scouring the park for 'hidden treasures'.

The last one got me thinking about hobbies and what people do for fun. Golden Gate Park is filled with people doing what they enjoy doing in their free time. There is so much variety. I saw a guy showing off his wood carved mechanical contraption, (complete with a R-rated joke in it), I passed skaters, golfers, horseback riders, kite flyers, cyclists, photographers, painters, soccer players and of course runners, just to name a few. We all need something simple to make us smile, relax and escape. What do you do? Something that is only for you. Not something you do because of a family member or kids...but something you do FOR YOU. It is a part of the fabric that makes you who you are? If not, what's stopping you?

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