day 706 – headphones in

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headphones in, music on, i have arrived at a place where it’s time to grind. back at the gym in a long long time, at least a week prior to competition if i remember correctly. to my surprise, there’s a line of upgraded treadmills and lots of brand new equipments to toy with. i hate going in just before dinner time but had to squeeze it in. stepped down one notch from where i last left off, and sad to say it was still a struggle

sunrun: an episode of character building

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for the past four months, i have been avoiding and stressing out over the sun run because it feels like a neverending marathon to me. today, i can sit here confidently and say that it’s a mission of character building and realization, and it’s a mission accomplished. i went into the race not knowing what to expect but i knew i had something to prove to all those doubters out there. i think the reason my kinesiologist has been giving me such a hard time and always doubting me is so he could provoke that competitiveness out of me and prove him wrong. even though i made the time that people said i couldn’t, i can’t help but feel some disappointment of not making the time i was secretly aiming for. but when i have crossed the finish line at the end of the run, and i still feel amazing as if i just ran a 5km race, that’s when i know i really should have pushed myself harder and made a better time. all in all, it was a good run in the books and i got myself respectable result, much credit goes to my running partner for not giving up on me. but more importantly, through all this, it was an episode of realization about my character that only made me a better person. when i said i would do something and set a goal for myself, i have to keep at it and never quit until i see the finish line. i may have to take back my statement about running not being my thing, because i think i will continue to strive for better time next time, whenever it may be. this was all made possible because of all the doubters out there, my running partner and my kinesiologist who kept pushing me every step of the way and then keeping my body sane. my legs have never felt this good for the longest time and still feels good after the run, and that i am grateful for

day 621 – our shirts

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the package of sunrun shirts arrived so if the countdown wasn’t on before, it is definitely on now. i still have my previous sunrun shirt from eons ago, but i do recall that one was designed better than this year’s. i will admit i won’t be one of the keeners wearing this shirt for the run, there’s a million other shirts i’d rather be wearing. someone had commented the hideous design looks a lot like salt and pepper sprayed on a shirt

day 589 – burrard street

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looking skyward up towards the open sky and i can’t possibly miss the banners that hang on the lamp post. seeing that banner really hits me that there’s only a month remaining until the dreaded vancouver sun run. i can’t help but feel unprepared knowing there’s so much to do in so little time. must plug in those headphones, pick up the slack and run the hell out before it’s too late to feel guilty

day 559 – what sun run

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what i was hoping would not happen is happening and i would deny the truth as long as i can. i received the confirmation package that i am registered for the sun run in two months time. been years since i last did the sun run when someone forced me so they could get bonus marks and did not thoroughly enjoy the process. i am not a cardio or running person but i guess it is a challenge i will have to accept. i might as well do some training to prevent humiliating myself