When the world seems to suck…run

by altardy on July 28, 2009

The Sugar Bowl 5 Miler on July 16th was a great way to spend a Thursday evening. I was having one of those frustrating weeks (you know what I’m talking about don’t you?) and needed to get out of town for a couple hours. So with the computer age at my fingertips I found a road race in South Boston. I thought I would just hide amongst the 1200 plus runners, run my race to LET IT ALL GO, and head home a bit more relaxed. I went there with no real social skills to think about displaying and not to be a people person– just to let the week and its grief go. But runners are such a great bunch of people to be around that I didn’t stand a chance of staying pissed off at the world. Just before the start I ran into the booth where there were 2 smiling people working to help Team Leukemia. To me, getting to talk with them about their charity (remember I haven’t chosen a charity yet) helped soften me up and remind me that I was in a good place in life compared to many others. Then after the race I looked up and saw Leila’s smile and had a great conversation with the Rhode Island college student and all the STUFF I came there moaning about was gone. Thanks for the uplifting. It was needed and appreciated.

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