Day 4 Week 18 – Burning Up

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Marathon Training

6 mi: 8 x 400m w/ 200m jog between, 2 mile warm up, 1 mile cool down; sunny & 78 degree

My splits for the 400m repeats were: 1:40, 1:37, 1:37, 1:38, 1:36, 1:38, 1:40, 1:40

Burning Up

Summer is supposed to be hot.  Got that.  But two places away from Washington are burning up with serious consequences:  1) the Amazon rainforest fire and 2) the Hong Kong protest.  

The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is on fire. 72,843 fires this year along, an 80% increase over the same time last year. Why should we care?  The Amazon produces 20% of oxygen and absorbs greenhouse gases for the planet.  It is our “planet’s lungs.”

And the Hong Kong Pro-democracy protest is in its 11th week.  While the conflicts between the HK people and the police are in the media’s lens, the real showdown is between the HK people’s demand for freedom versus the will of the Chinese Communist Party for control.  Furthermore, the CCP is blaming the US for instigating the protest.

Both places reflect the classic example of when the government fails people suffers.  Only in these cases, the people involves you and me.  Of course this would never happen in the US.  Because we have the  Chosen One.

In information age, global impacts are shared rapidly.  As world citizens what can we do to contribute or help?


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