THIS IS A POLITICAL YEAR, SO IT MAY BE ACCEPTABLE TO BORROW A CERTAIN POLITICAL SLOGAN to make a point. For many, in our memories, summer was a special time. During childhood and when raising children it was a time to plan affordable and fun activities, like weekday picnic suppers, that weren’t possible other times of the year, partly because of the nicer weather and longer days, and partly because of everyone’s more relaxed schedule. Feeling nostalgic for the good old days, even if your schedule is not so relaxed? In addition to changing how to fit running into the summer months why not plan other activities to make this time seem special once again? Movies might be the “ticket”, especially on recovery days! To help you plan ahead and let the excitement of anticipation build, check out what will be showing in the next few months.
“Summer Movies 2016: the 44 Most Anticipated Blockbusters, Comedies, and More” is a slideshow that consists of 45 frames, a title slide plus one for each flick. The item was posted on MovieFone.com on April 15, 2016; some films have already been released but may still be available for viewing in select theaters. The slideshow begins with (slide 2) “Captain America: Civil War”, which was released on May 6, and ends with (slide 45) “Max Steel”, that will appear in theaters on August 26.
Movies hitting the big screen for the first time this past weekend June 17-19 included: (slide 18) “Central Intelligence”, (19) “Swiss Army Man”, and (20) “Finding Dory”. Next up, with June 24 starts are (21) “Independence Day: Resurgence”, (22) “Free State of Jones”, and (23) “The Shallows”. Personally I am very excited for July movies (27) “The Secret Life of Pets”, (29) “Ghostbusters”, (33) “Star Trek Beyond,” (31) “Ice Age: Collision Course”, and (35) “Jason Bourne”. Some in my family will eagerly await (38) “Ben Hur” and (43) “War Dogs”. There’s a weird part of me that wants to see (40) “Sausage Party”. Whatever your tastes in movies are, think about seeing some during the week if it’s at all possible. Going to the movies can be an activity, like running, that gets you away from the small screens that capture your attention most of the year! Be judicious with the popcorn bag/box size you buy and skip the butter if you plan to go frequently! Make summer special again.
BRIDGE TO PHYSICAL SELF
Running, walking, and fitness activities enable us to experience our physical selves in a world mostly accessed through use of fingers on a mobile device.
EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
New! Search Box
Earned Runs is now searchable! Check it out...