4.5k gentle run this morning around the pond went well. topsail beach was great. photo shoot was fun and the sun tanning and swimming in the ocean was something i have waited 9 long months for! 20k run back into the city turned into a 15k run and a 5k cab ride due to time constraints (had a 7 pm meeting to get to...) that run was very slow and tough as i was tired from a long day, the heat, and a 15 pound back pack. it was also a wake up call as to just how much tougher it is for me to run with a back pack than it was last year..
i am proud to announce that i have gotten re-involved with the st john's pride week planning committee. specifically, i am part of a sub commitee that is organizing a panel discussion that will take place July 22 in st. john's. this will be a panel discussion about LGBT health care issues. specifically, 4 members of the LGBT community will give testimonials about their experiences and concerns with the local public health care system, and then 4 health care providers will react to these testimonials with comments and suggestions.. in addition to organizing the event, i will also be one of the participants.. it seems like a win win situation for me as i will have a chance to network and show off my skills in planning and management, have a chance to lobby health care officials regarding some of my very serious concerns, and have a chance to do something fun, exciting, and valuable for society!