5th of February, 530H – As I delighfully concentrate in my sleep, somewhere down south, my boyfriend had his head start by running for the Condura Skyway Marathon:
Amazing how his determination helped him finish the 10-kilometer run. Mind you, he registered not just because of what the marathon stands for, nor to be classified as one of the bandwagon-ers. More than anything, he set a lifestyle challenge for himself.
It all started with that one day when he realized he wanted to be healthy and started jogging around their neighborhood.
I admire people like that — People who are driven to make a positive change, like focusing on health for instance. True enough, when you rightfully set your heart to something, everything else follows.
It should be valid reason for me to nudge myself some more, health-wise. The last marathon I joined was mid-2010. Kinda’ sucks because somewhere along the way, I deviated my focus from a healthy lifestyle: exercise became infrequent, alarming preference of junk food, less consciousness of food intake.
Because honestly? I MISS RUNNING. Yet, when my mind thinks of doing so, my body feels otherwise. I feel such a slug as it really has been quite a while. I noticed that without proper exercise, I’m prone to sickness and oftentimes, get easily tired… not good for the long-term. Now, that sucks big time.
So how do I once again “keep track”?
We are planning to join a marathon next month, for starters. Obviously, I would be a total loser if I run on the actual date without any form of preparation. I guess, to ignite my desire to run, I should re-assess my health condition, my currently lifestyle and what goal/s I want to achieve.
A little more inspiration is all I need to begin.