Why would I be running for my Life? Medical studies have shown that running is good for your physical and Mental Health. Runners do live longer.
I read this amusing quote during last years Olympics and even though the article was light hearted it carries an immense Truth.
This is what happens when you don’t run for your life. You get struck by lightning. Literally. “When I took the baton, I was thinking ‘run, run, run for my life’ but Usain BOLT is a monster. I was just trying to run. I ran for my life. It was a great effort.” Apparently, running for your life just isn’t good enough when you’re running against Jamaicans.
In my youth I was an avid athlete loving Track and Fields. I must have had some talent because I progressed to the Southern German Championships in the 800m, the then only Middle Distance Discipline for women. Running or training helped me to escape from the pressures from Home and School . Unfortunately my parents didn’t agree with the amount of time I had to spend Training as I was needed in the Business and at Home to help. ( I was not the only one in the family to suffer this feat.)
And of course without adequate preparation there is no ultimate Success.
So what took me back to take up running again?
A look in the mirror !!
I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror, I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways,
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place.
Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change
I’m Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life It’s Gonna Feel Real Good,
Gonna Make A Difference Gonna Make It Right . . (Michael Jackson, Man in the Mirror)
For my 60th Birthday in June 2010 I requested some Vouchers for a Fitness Boot camp. I thought that this was the best way to get a Kick start for a more disciplined workout schedule for me.
I was thoroughly put off when I went by the way the camp was conducted. I never went back after the first time.
It was still Mission Accomplished. I began my Walking/Jogging again and it finally looks like I am on my way, albeit 3 Years later.
During those 3 years I joined the Make Life Better Movement and together with Bios Life Slim, a few simple Changes to my eating and a moderate running exercise program have re-vitalized me. My Blood Pressure is nearly back to normal and my weight is stabilized.
I’m feeling good and ready to pull out another Dream from my Bucket List.
Run a Marathon, ideally the London one, before I turn 65.
I have set the Bar a little higher and now aim for 2014 as I have already declared 2014 a Year of Consolidation and Celebration. I’m killing 3 Birds with one Stone. More about that in another post.
Hebrews 12:1-2. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured …
A race that requires endurance and preparation. Today, I know that I am in no physical shape to run in a marathon as yet, but when I persists to run this Life’s race with patience I’ll wear my Crown and on the way I’ll get my Marathon Medal.
What a Promise and Dream!