Today I went out for my mid distance run for the week. I got to thinking about what I was appreciative of while on this run. It also made me realize that I need to be actively aware of my privileges. I ran on a trail by myself, with headphones blasting music, on a mostly empty trail, in the early morning, and I felt safe the whole entire time. I never felt the need to ask for a running buddy, I didn’t feel the need to wait for the trail to be busy. I didn’t turn down my music. I even kept both ear buds in. I acknowledge that as a white male that I have this privilege. I hope to be able to internally acknowledge this everyday. I also hope to work with others that don’t have this privilege so that we can empower them so that they are able to feel the same way I felt today.
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