Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Run beyond your limit. 限界まで走れ!

To be honest, I've always hated running. Reason? I've never been good in it. I hated playing police and thief as a kid because I always failed trying to catch up with the rest. I've never gotten NAPFA Gold in school, nor IPPT Gold till after I got commissioned as an officer. It took me another 9 years for me to achieve Gold again, which was only possible because I had progressed to another CAT level and my requirements went down. Yeah I sucked.

For the longest time, I thought that completing a mathon was next to mission impossible. Until I realised that many people who looked like they would have trouble passing their 2.4km run started wearing the 42km marathon finisher tees. If they could do it, so can I. And so I signed up for the Standard Chartered Marathon back in 2009. And I never looked back.

Since, I've started joining many runs, looking to complete it for the experience and a souvenir in the form of a medal. It's pretty fun, signing up for events, meeting friends old and new during the runs. So far the most memorable and fun one has to be the Tokyo Marathon, which I've made photo books and videos from the shots I bought online. You can argue that it's a pretty expensive hobby but I beg to differ. I don't really have any nasty habits (apart from online shopping for figures from Japan), and on average I only attend one event per month.

I've already met my quota of 10 medals this year, but that's not stopping me from going for more. Well, I need the exercise to compensate for all the junk food anyway. For those who are seeking information on the runs, feel free to join me for upcoming events! Ending off with two recent videos of random Rena dances. :)