Happy Rosh Hashanah, Self-reflection, Middlemiss Big Heart 5k, and Dunkin’ Donuts …Life’s Simple Pleasure

First of all, let me wish you a Happy Rosh Hashanah and a fruitful New Year.  Prior to the holiday, I spent some quiet time on self-reflection and repentance.

This New-year, I am grateful for all the blessings I have in my life. I am blessed to have a loving family, friends, good health and happiness.

However, I do have my challenges that test my emotional wellbeing. I can be over sensitive and a bit clingy. I have very little tolerance or patience for annoying people, or toxic people. Negative Nancies bother the heck out of me.  I do not handle life’s unfairness, or disappointments well. However, running has helped me with that.

I always love getting up early in the morning for a race to be with like-minded people who know the benefits of a good run and share my passion for the sport.  Running is my therapy.

So today….

I participated in the Middlemiss Big Heart 5k charity run held in Dracut Ma. The purpose of the race is to raise funds for pediatric cardiomyopathy research and support pediatric cardiac conditions.  The Charity was established in memory of a 6-year-old boy who lost his life due to cardiomyopathy.

It was a warm morning for late September in Dracut Ma.  It was in the 70’s.

I enjoyed the run completely. Approximately 900 runners showed up at the event and the energy throughout the race was amazing.  There was live music and drinks throughout the course.  The race was hilly; plus, there were many bystanders cheering us on during the race.  Thirty-five minutes later, I finished the race.

By the time I got home, it was almost noon.   It was time for my second breakfast.  When I walked in the house, my spouse handed me my favorite Cinnamon Coffee roll  and a donut from Dunkin’ Donuts. I love having the luxury of being able to indulgence in something sweet. Life’s simple pleasures. SUGAR!

As I sat at our kitchen table, eating my delicious Dunkin’ snack with my spouse next to me, I felt a deeper sense of happiness.

On this Rosh Hashanah, I am truly blessed. I am so thankful for all life’s daily simple pleasures, my significant other, family and all spiritual gifts from G-d.

Happy Rosh Hashanah “Shanah tovah


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Today I participated in the Boston 9/11 Heroes Run 5k.

The 9/11 Heroes Run is a 5K race series held each September across the United States (San Diego, NYC, Austin, Boston, Houston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and smaller cities to support local communities and the Travis Manion Foundation. https://www.travismanion.org/

The purpose of the race was to honor the fallen and to never forget what happened on 9/11.  Runners, walkers and ruckers (Walking with a weighted backpack) came together to show their support for all the victims and families affected.

The event took place on the Franklin Park Cross Country Course in the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston, Mass. It was a lovely morning for a 5k.


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Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day.  I had a great holiday.

Today, I participated in the annual 5-miler race sponsored by The Martin Richard Foundation.  (MR8K)

The Martin Richard Foundation helps young people to learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community engagement

.During the 2013 Boston Marathon attacks, 8-year old Martin was one of the three bystanders who lost their lives that day. After the tragedy, his family established a charity in his name.

I was a runner in the 2013 Boston Marathon, but that day I was very thankful, to be a very slow runner.  I was at mile 20 when the bombs went off. I was completely sheltered from hearing, seeing and witnessing the tragedy.  I was clueless to the extent of the tragedy until I arrived safely home and saw it replay out on television. I was lucky and perhaps a higher above was watching out for me that day.

But why did Martin and the other two die? 😦


The race began at Warrior Ice Arena at Boston Landing, the practice facility of the Boston Bruins and traveled around the streets near the Arena to complete a 5-miler route.  The weather was almost ideal just tad too hot and humid for my liking.

After the race, there was plenty of food and entertainment.

Later during the day, my husband and I went To Framingham to visit my parents.  We all had lunch at the Framingham Beer Works and the food was delicious. . Going to the Beer Works was a nice treat after the run.