Monday, November 10, 2008
Where do i find the motivation to run?
Many have asked me this question. And the truth is the answer escapes me.
Running is definitely not easy. Being a weight-bearing activity, it puts a lot of stress on your lower extremities. For most people my age, with lower backs and knees rendered a bit rusty and somewhat rickety by father time, walking would be a much better and is an oft-preferred option.
Sometimes I feel little aches and pains. But every single running day, I wake up early, put on my attire,lace up my running shoes, and hit the road. The little aches and pains disappear after a kilometer or two, and by my third kilometer, I feel like a kid running carelessly at play.
No, I'm not a walking man. I am a runner.
Running defines who I am. It sets me apart from the rest. I find meaning, satisfaction, and happiness in doing it.
I do get tired but I always find the energy somehow, somewhere in this aging body, to run.
I love running. That's why I do it. That's motivation and reason enough for me.