Which should be the medal to hang on the wall? To mark the 50 days of the struggle, that I once thought will never ends.
Why this so called EX-marathoner did such a challenge to begin with? The truth is I have lost my appetite of running after my last marathon in Nov. I was stressful, depressed and as a result, I also gained weight- I blame it all on the marathon, it was so painfully hard.. So I have determined to stop.
But after some time, I kinda miss it a little, it was not all that bad, but the thought of going through the training and expectation was too big for me. Maybe because I was trying too hard too soon when I’m actually was not that ready. 2 full marathon in a year? I must be joking.
The memories of those struggle to cross each of those finish line keep coming back.. The accomplishments was sweet.. but it was too hard for a non athlete like me. Maybe I have to take a step back. Start small.. And see what happened.
I came across this article about 50 streak days of running and how it motivates this runner to fall all over in love again with running. I thought I should give it a try, and see how it will change me. Will I love running again? And so it claims; advantage of running shorter distance with an improved pace, will eventually aid in my weight lost.
So starting 1st April, I took this challenge, Every single day, I forced myself to run. Just 20 minutes a day! So no matter how busy or tiring the day was, I will find ways to complete the task. And without failed- I managed, even when my legs hurts like crazy, even when my days was bad. Even when I feel like ditching the run for a sleep.. I didn’t. Completing the day’s run is all I could think of.
Finally, today, on 20th May.. I finally crossed the end of my 50 days of streak running, seeing the new me. I could now finished strong, maintained the same pace I did in 20minutes for most of my 3km for a 5km race. And best of all, I didn’t feel tired at all, meaning I could have pushed myself further. But that was not my main objective.. It was just a lovely bonus.
I can now proudly say I have again find my love of running. It gave me a goal, it gave me a life.. It make me a better human being. Will I do it again? You’ll see 😊
Thanks for the lovely surprise celebration buddies!
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