Today was the rescheduled Cupid’s Chase 5K in Morristown, New Jersey. So I learned a lesson today. It’s a good idea to visit the route before doing it. I often walk 3 to 4 miles but my park route is for the most part flat. Morristown is full of hills! Half way through I was exhausted and out of breath. I kept telling myself that I could do the distance and just had to push through the hills. Did I mention the slight wind that we were generally walking into on the first half of the walk? By the time I could see the last hill which was just before the finish, the police said that we had to walk on the sidewalk because they were no longer curbing traffic. It was a messy finish uphill in slush and single file behind the walker in front of me. When we turned into the parking lot where we started and I saw the time clock I was amazed. I finished about a minute faster than my January 1, 2014 time. Go figure. Stay tuned for March event!
Today was one of the very good days that I want to keep in the memory bank. One of my friends came and took my Mom (who is 95) and I to one of our favorite stores Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck, New Jersey. They are known for their apple related baked goods, cider and an assortment of meats, vegetables and gourmet items. It brought back lots of memories because when my son was small my friend Madree and I used to take him and her sons to Eastmont Orchards to pick apples and then we would go to Delicious Orchards for grown up goodies. My Mom really enjoyed the store and got a few goodies to take home.
We left there and headed to Marshall’s to pick up an item or two and then home. I never take Mom’s good days for granted and I get enjoyment out of seeing her have them.
Try hard to have good days and just for that time let all the issues that may weigh you down go. Savor the moments and they will be there when you need to pull them from the memory bank.