I have joined a lot of races but I started to ask myself, why do I run? Do I run because of the freebies, because it’s a fad, or there’s a hot chick out there waiting for me in the finish line? Or even worse, do I run just to gain popularity amongst my friends as I have finished a 42KM run?!
Then I realized, all of them were false. All of them do not matter to me at all. I run not just for fun, physical fitness or to have a healthier life. I run because I want to be an inspiration- to inspire other people to live a good and positive life. Running has changed my way of thinking. It has changed my lifestyle. It helped me see things optimistically and build self confidence and patience in me. I may not be strong or fast as the others but when I am running I know to myself that this is me, a man who has courage and never gives up on battles. Either short distance races, marathons or for my future ultra marathons, I will never stop.