“Life is not a sprint”
“Life is not a sprint.. It is a series of marathons.. keep calm, stay the course and enjoy the process..”
It was 2009 when he learned about his high cholesterol levels. Doc tells him to “watch your diet” and “exercise three times a week”. Diet is fine but the exercise seems hard. No time and all sorts of excuses. But he has to try.
December 2009 – Marathon Singapore. Getting a free slot from a company-sponsored race he did his first official race – 10km. Nevermind the pace, all he remember was starting, enjoying the experience and crossing the Finish line! It probably won’t be his last medal, I say.
Years pass and he is still on it. Running buddies, online and otherwise providing guidance and motivation. Race or no-race, he kept on running, enjoying some periods of off-season of course. Race medal became icing on the cake. It’s the process – the ups and downs of training – that keeps him going year in and out. The joy of doing what he loves removes the stress – running for life – becoming a habit, a passion.
How often do you run per week?
About 3 times
When did you first pick up running and what inspired you to do so?
2009 when I was diagnosed with high cholesterol
What would you consider to be your biggest running/health & fitness achievement so far?
Finishing a full marathon twice
What is one motivational phrase which keeps you going and that you would like to share with others?
Never give up!