Should I join the running craze here in Cebu? It seems like there is either a fun run or a marathon every month. And my former badminton buddies were already ditching their badminton shoes for new and shiny running shoes.
Last weekend, dogs were even included. We registered our mini pincher, whose body isn’t even the size of a Coke litro. Too bad the handler and the manager weren’t able to wake up early. When they arrived at the venue, it was already awarding time. Our little Mac (that’s the name of our doggie) would have won the smallest participant award.
The other week, I bought a new pair of running shoes. I know I got to trim down. At 5’8″ and 210 lbs, I need to shed at least 40. Wifey said I am better looking without the fat. So what’s being handsome got to do with running?
Honestly, I am not keen on joining a running race. I know I’ll be the slowest of the pack. Overweight, wobbling knees, what else? I wasn’t also the quickest when I was thinner and younger. I always had a difficult time catching my breath. They said that I have to improve my breathing and running pace. I tried once, but I think my best pace is to sprint the first 100m and then just stroll beyond that. Poor me!
A badminton buddy posted in Facebook that he can now run 5km under 40 minutes. And he’s planning to improve his time to under 30. Wow! He is set to join the marathon scheduled this January 2012.
A colleague is a 21k marathon veteran and he said that he feels good running as he is competing against himself. He runs at least 10km every other day. For him, finishing the race is more important than actually winning it. I can’t really imagine competing against myself. I think the goal of every competition is to win, not just to finish.
Oh well, I think I am not born a runner and I don’t have the passion for it. If my goal is to get fit, I should watch my diet and exercise. Also, I like badminton better.
Maybe tomorrow or next week my new SOTX badminton shoes will arrive. That will be another post to blog about.
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