Let's Finally Be Consistant About The Use Of Innapropriate Words!
The big sports story over the last few days has been about the Eagles Riley Cooper and his use of the "N" word at a concert a month before when confronted bye a black security guard. Totally inappropriate and just another indication that we still have miles to go in our national struggle with racial equality. But I do have one big problem with it. We still don't stand up as a society and say that the word is ALWAYS inappropriate.....it should no longer be condoned when one black person addresses another, and should not be a word used to make money in music or film. I wonder how many players on the Eagles have songs on their ipods or iphones where the word is used to sell music. Would it be appropriate to use the "C" word on a woman if she uses it in reference to a girlfriend? Derogatory words, weather racist, sexist, in reference to gay and lesbian people, or people of any ethnicity need to stop if we are TRUELY going to evolve into a society that treats everyone with respect and dignity.....
2 Mi 10:08 5:04 Pace 91' 5K 17:45 5:44 Pace 90' 4 Mi 23:20 5:52 Pace 90' 5 Mi 29:56 5:59 Pace 89' 10K 37:54 6:07 Pace 91' 15K 1:00:30 6:30 Pace 91' 1/2M 1:27:30 6:41 Pace 93' M 3:10:58 7:17 Pace 50Mi 8:22:50 10:03 Pace 94'
Just completed 40 years of running and racing distances from 1500 meters to 50 miles. After 4 back surgeries, surgeries to both feet, having my knee and ankle broken after being hit by a truck, and having had meniscus surgery in 2011, I have limited my competitive running to races I can complete in an hour or less. I think I have used up all 9 of my running lives, so I am hoping to stay injury free for a few more years! My goal now is to try and run 4 days a week with two days of quality work, and to supplement that with three days a week of weights and bike intervals at the gym. The Combination of Year/Kilometers (40 plus years and over 110,000 kilometers) have enjoyed their full effect on me orthopaedically.