One year ago Ellicott City was rocked by the train derailment. And while the damage to property and the impact upon Ellicott City's business community was unfortunate, those things could be remedied. They could be fixed.
But two young Ellicott City women were at the wrong place at the wrong time on that night, and lost their lives as a result of the train derailment. And so this weekend the Ellicott City community comes together to remember Rose Mayr and Elizabeth Nass. Sara Toth has an article here about it.
Looking forward to the run/walk on Saturday. I was planning to participate in the run Saturday morning, not just to commemorate tjhe lives of these women and to remember the accident, but also as this would be my first actual timed run or run/walk since breaking my ankle. Alas, I went to register for the run earlier this week and registration had closed. I do think there are some registrations available Saturday morning but I would prefer to reserve those for more serious runners.
Instead, I will be running the course route Friday morning starting at 10am. Anyone caring to join me at the Howard County Circuit Courthouse parking lot at 9:45 would be welcome to do so. Mind you, I am slow and will probably be doing some walking. But at least I'm out there. And there are many, many people who can attest to the fact that I am out there.
And, this way I get to actually do the run/walk, and participate in the event as a spectator the next day. Pretty good deal.
Happy National Relaxation Day. Let's be careful out there.