My Story. Why I run. Why I write about running.
A fan of basketball, a practitioner of Wing Chun, a player of guitars and a former reluctant runner who turned into a long distance running aficionado.
I believe that there is a link between running, thinking, meditation and music.
I love writing about running, about why I run, and sharing the experience of my first painful strides in 2016 at tender age of 52, my 5K achievement through Couch to 5K program, and the road to completing my first ultra marathon.
Running is a native and positive journey, open and free for all. Take it!
“The advice I have for beginners is the same philosophy that I have for runners of all levels of experience and ability: consistency, a sane approach, moderation, and making your running an enjoyable, rather than dreaded, part of your life.”
Bill Rodgers, Four-Time Boston Marathon Champion
Running endurance was probably the last thing on my mind when I started running. Didn’t even know what that meant. I could probably only think of ‘basic survival’ because all I could do was 90 seconds of ‘running’ followed by a minute of gasping for air. That was my ‘endurance’ back then when I was going through the Couch to 5K program for total beginners. And when it comes to speed, that was a...
I started running by following the Couch to 5K program which took me 9 weeks to complete. After finishing the C25K plan I was able to run for 30 minutes three times per week. I knew that I achieved a milestone target and was aware of the importance that it brought to my physical and mental wellbeing. At the same time I was also aware that after just 9 weeks I was still a very new runner. I knew...
In the beginning things were simple, or so I thought. I had a pair of trainers, shorts and a top. And lots of enthusiasm. I wanted to run 5K as quickly as possible, get fit - stay fit and enjoy myself. Except, I didn’t have a faintest idea how to do it. No plan. And you do need a plan when you are about to embark on a running journey and train for 5K. Given that I didn’t, a knee injury right at...