Running has been in my blood for a long time. Ever since I was in my early high school years, I ran besides of playing football because I needed some way to increase my stamina. I had a lot of power but if I could not use them effectively and consistently for a long period of time, no matter how good I was, I would be counted as useless. At this young age, I was capable of running a half-marathon, not a feat to you but it is something to me.
As a year or two came by, my passion for football diminished gradually, and choir became my main thing for three full years. I did not give up on running, I just toned down my running as the choir practices were piling up, my priorities went more for choir rather than running. But, the reason that I still ran regularly was because it can help me train my ‘breath’ during singing- it is stamina for singing.
At the end of my choir days, I entered work life for half a year. I ran even more because creativity needs some sort of stimuli in order to make sure I am at the peak of my creative skills. I did not break any boundaries but my running was on a slope.
Here came my tertiary studies, this indeed has defeated my purpose for running and for living also. I was having a tough time with even handling myself, so I did have the urge to give up running. However, my inner voice yelled a big fat no to me, pressing me to run even my life did not want me to. I still ran but way less rigorous than anything that I had previously, I just ran to keep my health in check.
“Why not try out a marathon next year?” just that, a simple thought, I am going all out in order to achieve that goal. If I am able to do this, I probably will aim higher and shoot further. This is my first big ‘thing’ that I have in mind after a year or so of counter-productivity.
Running depends more on the mental capabilities rather than physical. In my opinion, I feel that most of us are capable of running marathons, it is just that we are not trained from the top-bottom. Running has been and hopefully will always be one of my favourite activities to do. It not only builds up my mental capacity, it also helps me in maintaining my form. I really want to make this happen.
I downloaded a running app- Nike Run Club, the app helped me to analyse how my running is, only to realise that I am a below average runner. But, in time, with constant training, I hope that I am able to beat myself. I will be improving 1 percent of everything per run, hopefully I can be fit enough to run a marathon in 6 months or so.
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