A New Beginning

Yesterday morning I awoke to the breaking news that Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians President Dictator for three decades, had finally left Cairo and resigned as the supreme ruler of this beautiful, culturally rich country. I remebered the day his predecessor, Anwar El Sadad was assassinated during an annual victory parade in October of 1981, and how the then vice president assumed the presidency and had held it ever since. Getting “reelected” only because his was the only name on the ballot during elections.

I also could not help but think back to June 4, 2009, when I got up in the middle of the night to watch President Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo live. Listen carefully to his words and connect the dots to January 25th of this year when the Egyptian people finally stood up against their oppressive government and formed a peaceful alliance towards democracy and freedom. No occupation, missile strikes, and violence were needed, just a collective mindset more powerful than any outside force. A new beginning indeed!

Today’s Running Tip: Enjoy the freedom of running!
Running is one of the few sports you can do just about anywhere without much difficulty and/or preparation. All you need is a pair of good running shoes and you can just head out the door at any time, anywhere!

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