Happy Independence weekend everyone. Not just a long weekend, in which for me is a 4 day weekend, but a time to reflect as well as enjoy.
This weekend I am taking to to reflect on myself and my own personal independence while also doing my part to give back to the community.
Today I participated in the nationwide event the RWB Eagle Charge. Hosted by RWB which is an amazing veterans outreach group, read more here at TeamRWB. And one can sign up for the eagle charge here, EagleCharge!. Today we celebrated not only Independence Day, but veteran enrichment and personal achievements.
I am lucky to be involved with this amazing group. We run, triathlon, read books, help the veteran community, and provide outreach to the greater community. It truly is a life changing group. We are a glorious mix of active servicemen, veterans, spouse, and civilians. We are open to all. My dad proudly served in the United States Army and retired with honours after a long career. Now it is my turn to give back in a capacity that fits who I am.
The weather held for the duration of the event. And well as usual me and my buddy Cassie made sure we got our pre-race selfie in.
Then off we go most of us choosing the 4 miler, with one lone 7 miler. Of course we chose a hilly course, because a challenge can only make us stronger right? Scott, one of our Marines, was the lucky flag bearer for the start.
The route was pretty simple and I think we all had a great time. I was the red lantern in the 4 miler finishing in 42 minutes. Overall, not my best but far from my worst 🙂
All in all it was a pretty darn good day and a good turnout at GoldStream Sports on a rainy, grey day.
Cassie and I posed for one final photo, we do love a camera, with Old Glory.
Have a great holiday weekend, get outside, do some personal reflection, and give thanks for the great country we live in which affords us with so many choices and freedoms. Focus on the good things and find positive way to affect change and to support all of the things that are close to our heart. This weekend I celebrate personal freedoms and having the ability to be and live our lives in way that is meaningful to our selves.