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Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Series - Jones Beach

With a day of rest, I got home form work with enough time to heat up a slice of pizza, catch the end of the women's soccer game, and change into my shorts.

Tonight is the last night of the NYS Park Summer Series.  A nice drive over the Robert Moses to Ocean Parkway.  No traffic.  We park near the exit, and then as Gavin and Dan warm up, I just walk around.

Race time is 7pm, and it has cooled down a bit...a good thing because this is a 5 mile race.

This day in history "On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the world's first atom bomb, over the city of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people are killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 are injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout."

A sad day in history.

While running the race, I notice that there are thousands of dragonflies.  Not the small ones, but the big ones zipping over the roadway.  Better that the dragonflies feast on the mosquitoes as opposed to us getting bit, or sucking then in s we run.

I cross the finish line strong at 46:51.  Not bad for a 5 mile race.  Sights set on a half marathon in the fall.

Photo of the day "Jones Beach"

P.S. The Summer Series was fun.  They treated us real well with snacks and stuff after each race, and memories to last a lifetime..  This race is renamed the Jones Beach Dragonfly 5 Mile

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