Tonight, I ran the Veteran’s Day 5K. Yeah, I know that Veteran’s Day is tomorrow, but we’ve got heavy weather coming in tomorrow, and I knew I wouldn’t get to do this race on time.
I decided to return to an old course of mine, taking me through the neighborhood. One of the things that drove me away from this route a while back is a huge hill right at the turnaround point. That hill is still there, and it’s still awful to climb. But, climb it I did, and even on this tougher course, I still was under my goal time.
I am thankful to live in a country where I am free to chase after crazy dreams like the running I pursue. I am proud to have served my country in the US Air Force, and to have a brother, father and grandfather who served in the military as well.
If you’re a veteran, I hope you have a great Veteran’s Day. If you’re not, shake the hand of a vet, and tell ’em, “Thanks.”