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It’s been a week since I ran the Davis
Stampede ½ M and I’m glad that I was able to get some needed rest for 6 days.
For some reasons, my legs just felt heavy for few days after the race and
hitting the pavement (again) didn’t even cross my mind at all. Geez I can’t
even get out from bed without rolling my body to the side.
So what did I get aside from medal after
finishing that race? Sore body for sure! But why do I keep on doing it? I’ve
been asked many times: why do you keep on
running? Don’t you know that it’s bad on your knees? Oh, those sun it’s not
good for you. You’re taxing your heart too much and running is not really healthy,
etc. I bet you’ve been asked these questions many times in the past (even a
lot more) and if you haven’t then I can assure…you will be someday. So do I
have to explain myself to them? Yes and No…and it really depends on the person
I’m talking to. It’s hard to explain or even justify this to someone…especially
if I sense that that someone has no interest in sports or just trying to poke
my sensitive side. I respect their opinion on that matter but opinion to me is
like a belly button, everybody has it.
I remember my first ½ Marathon (Spirit of
the Rock) I did back in November 2013. I was miserable at mile 9 and a complete
mess after the race. Do you still remember that Seinfeld episode? When Kramer
got mugged by the crowd for not wearing a ribbon during the AIDS charity walk? No,
I didn’t get mug or crawl, but I was like Kramer when I crossed that finish
line…my body experienced all sorts of muscle pain I never thought I would. I
still don’t know how I managed to drove myself back home while having charley
horses every time I moved my foot between the gas and the brake pedals. You
would think that I should have learned my lessons from there and that could
have been my first and last long distance run and just proudly wear a shirt “been there, done that”. But I keep on
coming back, I guess I’m like an old dog who kept on peeing on the carpet
regardless of how many times I get whacked on the head.
Yes, I’m getting old and my body is
falling apart. The sun is slowly setting on me and I’m no longer that stud that
I used to be (yeah right?J). I’ve done
countless ½ M and 2 Full Marathons to date and that should have been enough.But that’s not the point, I’m doing
these sports (running and cycling) out of pure enjoyment and this is my way to
be healthy. This is just me talking and if you have a different take on it,
then by all means…it’s all about doing things that will make you happy and
healthy…and if you ask me, well you know my answer.