I chose RUNNING specifically was because — as Murakami so eloquently put it –my competition is the most formidable foe of all; ME. The person I have to beat is that girl I was last week. The person I was yesterday.
My background in running started in 1992 February 9 when my Dad took me to a Fun Run held at De La Salle Santiago – Zobel in Ayala Alabang Village Muntinlupa where I graduated my elementary and secondary education. Because of the acknowledgement medal, I found myself running around the school’s soccer field oval as a Track & Field Varsity team member/athlete in between swimming, tennis and other sports. Albeit, I wasn’t competitive or aware of setting Personal Records (PR), among all the sports, the love for running reigned.
Being on a hamster training (running on the treadmill) at the gym back in college, trying out capoeira, and cross-training incorporating Bikram Yoga, casting a route back on land started in 2006-2007 when I flew in to Jackson Hole Wyoming, USA for an internship program to cure my homesickness and stress living alone abroad. I found the passion back when I flew in to New York City, living the dream running around Central Park and walking endlessly around blocks and curves in the city that never sleeps.
Flew back to Manila due to allergies wherein the medicine non-calorically ballooned me to such unpleasant weight, the awareness to all trainings, goal-settings and personal records arrived in 2008. Until then, I found therapy to running as I conquered depression and self-battling issues and cross training through Surfing, TRX , Yoga and Zumba.
From what seemed to be just an ordinary diary of my thoughts in running and losing weight to make myself more accountable, the Runaholic was born.
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