"I am not a runner." This is what I used to tell myself before. Everytime my friends would invite me to join fun run events, all I did was to give them excuses why I couldn't be with them. Whenever they ask me to enroll for gym classes, I would say I have no time for it. To be honest, I looked at running as a tiresome activity for the past few years. I failed to see all the good things that it can give to everyone doing it. Then one day, I woke up and realized that there were major changes in my life. Among them was the fact that I gained so much weight. Because of this, there were times when I feel less confident with myself. So, I realized that it's time...
It's time for me to shape up, again. It's time for me to let go of all the excuses I used to make. It's time for me to get fit by running. Together with the major transition is my life is that now, I am a runner. Well, not the type of runner who signs up for the latest fun run event in the community or the one who hits the gym regularly. I consider myself as a runner who is still at the starting line. Eventually, I will make it to the finish line. And when I do, I will still continue running because it does not only make me fit but it also allows me to feel ultimate happiness.
The last fun run I attended was the Run for Pablo last February 9, 2013. It was organized by one of the fraternities and sororities at Ateneo de Davao College of Law. What is nice about the said event was that it was a run for the benefit of the victims of Typhoon Pablo. I will never forget how great one of my February mornings went because of the Fun Run. Thank you, Conflict of Laws 2013 for the amazing experience.
Another running activity that I consider as very important is the Lakas Atenista scav hunt activity. I was an applicant of the said law school organization then. As part of the recruitment process, our batch needed to undergo a scavenger's hunt. We were grouped into four. Unfortunately, our team did not win. Nonetheless, we still felt happy because the activity allowed us to become closer to each other.
By the way, I wore the wrong shoes during the scav hunt. As a result, I found it hard to run from one station to another. After the event, I realized that shoes play an important role in running. Everyone should learn what type of shoes to use in a particular running event.
No one said it will be easy. However, I believe that I can get there. I can reach the finish line. I will get better at running. I will keep on running because it makes me happy. I've never been so motivated and inspired my entire life than I am now. It's amazing how things have changed!
Do you know what I'm thinking of right at this moment? I want to get a new pair of shoes. I think it will make me feel more motivated. I want something to boost my run.
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If there is one thing I've learned with this major change in my life, it is... I have to work hard for what I want. I need to chase my dream so I can reach it someday. I need to go after what my heart desires. I need to run to become better.
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A is for attraction. I believe in the law of attraction, that whatever my mind can conceive, my body can achieve. I am a very positive person and I know that someday, I will reach my dreams.
D is for determination. I will continue to work hard in order for me to achieve what I want. I am determined to make things happen.
I is for inspiration. There are many things in my life that inspire me to become better. I will always remember them so I can move forward to the better version of "me."
D is for desires. I will keep the desires of my heart. This way, everything in my life will be at its best. My desires are pure and I believe it will be granted on time.
A is for active. With all these changes in my life, I promise to be active. I want to keep on running.
S is for shoes. There's no way I can get better at running without having a great pair of shoes. As I run, I will make sure that my shoes will be my best friend.
Running makes me happy. It makes me feel alive. So, I will keep on doing it!
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