After last weekend’s bust at ChesapeakeMan, and now that I am fully recovered, I needed something fun and easy to help shake the remaining cobwebs from my psyche…. found it at yesterday’s Havertown Day 5K to benefit “Merry Place”. This little neighborhood race is about 4 miles up the road from home and was just what the doctor ordered. I ended up running into a handful of old friends and even a teacher that I had at Haverford many moons ago. It was nice to just roll out of bed and show up to race with no pressures. Havertown is still a jewel of a community in Delaware County PA. “Merry Place” is a small park area which was dedicated to an old Ardmore neighbor of mine who lost her fight to leukemia many years ago. So, it all ties together.
And while there, I happened to notice a flyer for a similar race next weekend which actually runs through my old elementary school neighborhood. I just might have to check that out as well.
To further aid with my mental recovery, I enjoyed a gorgeous 15 mile run today around the Art Museum and the Drives. Ran into some familiar friendly faces as well. For me it is quite simple – fitness equals therapy. If I am in motion, I am happy and everything else just feels aligned.
It’s time to focus all of my energies into the NYC marathon on 11/1.