Beginner’s Random thoughts on running in Malaybalay City
- Come to the race to compete only with yourself.
- Expect to be laughed at; laugh with them, it’s another exercise.
- Stretch your body before running and your limits, too; but do not be suicidal
- Prepare for the race and your needs after it, including one more item at the drug store: muscle pain ointment.
- Listen to encouragements from friends, ignore negative remarks from ‘friends’
- Use water and food to keep you going, not to slow you down
- If you can’t run faster, go slow, or walk; but don’t stop.
- Dress light and feel light.
- Smile, don’t talk, to an acquaintance while running to save breath
- Thank God, family, friends before and after running, it counts to be grateful of the gift of the human life.
- Run even if there is no race or competition; if you feel good about stepping on the finish line; be aware that the best is yet to come.
- Help keep our community peaceful and free so we still have fields, trails, and streets where we can still run.
I made it!
I got these points printed in my mind from the starting line of the 4.2 km. Panahik night run on January 22 up to dinner tonight.
Finally, I was able to write it down.
I’m sure there will be more I can remember later on.
To those who have other thoughts to add, please key it in as a comment. (or make your own list.)
We don’t know, maybe in the future we can write a book about the gift of running in the free streets of our communities!