Wellness and Road (Running) Racing

The older I get, the more I realize how good overall health is the most important thing in life.  I have participated in over 30 road races since March; I enjoy the camaraderie and the wellness component of fitness and running.    Good oral health, good mental health, good fitness all are important components to good overall health.  In the last two weeks I have participated in very large road races ( e.g., the Beach To Beacon in Maine) and smaller community races (e.g., Pittsfield, NH, Alton Bay; Epsom) and each is an opportunity to stay fit and to connect with people.   Connections with other runners and volunteers at road races also help on the Wellness front.   Human connections are important to wellness.  In summary, for me,  part of the payoff in running is the commitment to fitness and the opportunity for connecting.
Tom (green jersey) running the race

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2 Responses to Wellness and Road (Running) Racing

  1. David Morang says:

    Great job with the running Tom. Keep up the good work! Thank you for promoting and hosting running events!

  2. tomraffio says:

    Hi David,

    Thank you for your nice note and for also corresponding with Patti Capone, who coordinated the recent Over the River and Through The Woods Race for the SPCA, this past Saturday. Running is pure sport and wellness; everyone can do it, and all participants are so nice. Thanks again for your nice note. Sincerely, Tom R.

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