Later on after I got out of school, I wanted to get back into some form of exercise since it’s a healthy thing to do and would get me outside once in a while. So I got into running because it doesn’t require any fancy equipment beyond a good pair of shoes.
When I went to the 5k race, I stepped into an environment very different from what I experienced in gym class. From the starting line to the finish line, everyone kept cheering everyone else on. In fact, one of the first guys to finish the race turned around at the finish line and ran the course backwards so he could cheer on the slower runners. It was so different from other activities like dodge ball where people tried to take out the slowest people first.
I can’t wait to get back to that positive race day environment again this weekend. For my goal, I’m not trying to run a particular time- just run the whole distance. Which is another aspect of running that I like. I don’t have to compete with others- it’s more about self-improvement and setting my own pace.
Of course, I’ll put up a post after the race. Look for it early next week. Happy goal-chasing!