First of all, thank you to all the new followers. Welcome to Running to Mental Health. Let me encourage all of you to share your own stories of how running has helped you emotionally and to ask any question that you might have. This site is for you.
Second, and you have heard me say this before, one of the most healing aspects emotionally for us with running is gathering together to help people who are going through difficult times. Runners are some of the most unselfish people that I know.
Last evening, we gathered to run a 5K to help young Hannah who is undergoing treatment for leukemia. My wife, Lori, who is an Ob/Gyn actually delivered Hannah. On top of that, some of my friends with Ainsley’s Angels were there to support Hannah by riding in their chairs for the race. If you haven’t seen my posts about this organization, let me explain. Ainsley’s Angels pushes people who are not able to run in chairs through a race. They are the Captains and the pushers are the Angels. We have a very active group of racers here.
It doesn’t get any better than that; those Captains who can’t run coming to support a young lady who is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia. If that doesn’t help you mental health, I don’t know what will.