Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Rocks.
I read Daisyhead Maisy Martin's Big Words for her bedtime story. I'm such a softy. Everytime I read that book or listen to one of his speeches, I just get teary. The illustrations are SO beautiful. Daisy really liked the book and, of course has lots of questions. I think she is just the right age to start understanding the sacrifice he gave. And to start understanding the history of what happed with slavery in the country.
Grandison posted some great quotes up on the TRIgirls message board too remind us of his moving words.
"If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, keep moving." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, quality, and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Also, John Sarvay's Buttermilk & Molasses had a great blog entry on how MLK was ahead of his time and his declaration against the Vietnam War would similarly apply about Iraq.

What MLK day also meant, was that we had the day off and I got to run in the morning and ride at night. I don't think I've done a workout like that, that wasn't a Saturday BRICK in a long time. Luckly Coach E didn't make us stand in the saddle forever. (hmmm...wonder if he's been reading my blog?) Because the standing was limited to about 4, 10 second intervals, I would rate it as a moderate workout....despite the fact that we rode in the big chain ring almost all night and rode in zones 7, 8, 9, and 10.

I was hurting this morning...but I think that was mostly due to the double workout of going hard for 3 plus miles in the morning and going hard at night too.

1 comment:

Bolder said...

i enjoy MLK's words too.