Lt. Dan: Hello, Forrest.
Forrest: You got new legs. New legs!
Lt. Dan: Yeah, I got new legs.
Lt. Dan: Custom-made titanium alloy. It's what they use on the space shuttle.
Forrest: Magic legs.
Jennifer and I are going to Beaufort, SC, this weekend to run in the Beaufort Shrimp Festival Lt. Dan 5k. When I signed us up for this race - obviously I had to - I imagined we'd we running in the quaint streets of this picturesque village made famous by movies like "Forrest Gump" and "The Big Chill."
We are mostly running over a bridge, starting in the town and then heading south on Hwy 21 to Meridian Road as seen here. I was a little disappointed about this development because I had hoped to have a fast time at this race; crossing a bridge will slow me going up and I'll have to be very careful going down since I'll have less control over the blade.
Well..."Life is a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you're gonna get."
Lt. Dan: Now, you listen to me. We all have a destiny. Nothing just happens, it's all part of a plan. I should have died out there with my men! But now, I'm nothing but a goddamned cripple! A legless freak. Look! Look! Look at me! Do you see that? Do you know what it's like not to be able to use your legs?
Forrest: Well... Yes, sir, I do.