I’ve been super busy these past two weeks with friends and family in town. And I’ve been studying very hard for my NASM-CPT mid-term, which I completed and passed on Sunday. But that hasn’t left a lot of time for the blog, so I’m going to apologize for being such a scatter brain.
Yesterday I went to Sea World with my in-laws (my hubby couldn’t go because he is out of town AGAIN) and we had such a good time. The weather was perfect (a little cool in the shade, but gorgeous for a day at an adventure park) and my LO was so entertained by all the sea life. We rode all the rides and saw all the animal attractions, including the new penguin experience – which my daughter loved. However, I was caught off guard when I received a few comments on my Facebook and Instagram posts where I highlighted our experience at the dolphin and Shamu show.
I guess I’m out of the loop because I’ve never seen Blackfish.
Have you seen it? Some of my friends have seen it and suggest watching it. It’s a documentary about killer whales in captivity. Here’s a little clip if you’re interesetef.
Guess I’ll have to add that to my Netflicks queue (that I never get to anyways).
I don’t know if I should feel guilty about attending a park where animals are held captive. I understand that animals are born to run free (insert cheesy Born Free song here), but I know that Sea World does a ton of conservation and rescue work with the animals as well. And some of those animals would die in the wild if it weren’t for some of these marine biologists and animal care specialists. But still, it makes me sad to think about whales, or any animals for that matter, being treated poorly.
I guess I need to look into this documentary to see for myself.
That’s all I have to say about that. I must say, my friend recently went on a San Diego whale watching experience and mentioned how amazing it was to see whales in their natural habitat. So, I would far prefer to see these beautiful animals in the wild instead of captivity.
I am kinda excited with a recent email announcing updates about my next half marathon. I was excited but I’m even more now that I’ve seen the all new race course. You can check it out here if you’re interested.
Remember, if you want to register for Best Damn Race, you can use the promo code HALEYD to save $5 off the registration fees.
I’ll be back to the blog in another day or two. Hope this finds you well. For now, I’ll leave you with my #WordlessWednesday photo of the week.
Have you seen Blackfish? If you have, what are your thoughts on whale captivity?