No races = no motivation???

I confess that my motivation levels spiked immediately after I hit the ‘Pay’ button after registering for a race. It makes perfect sense, because races gives me reason to wake up at 4 in the morning, or keep on going late into the night. Races are slowly turning into “exam days” to me; it is the time to prove that all of my training ie “revisions” are worth it.

It made me realise that what I felt was actually the joy of competing, not running. There must be a bigger, better reason for me to keep on running, even when I am not preparing for a race.


Until next week,

The Weekend Runner

The Weekend Runner: On-the-go

When I just started working full-time about 2 years ago fresh out of college, I gained a few extra pounds thanks to sitting on my bum in front of the computer 8am to 5pm. When I could not fit in most of my clothes anymore, I realised I seriously need to lose weight so I started running. Then, I was struggling with finding a balance between running the corporate race and running for miles on my feet. I became mentally and physically exhausted. These days, I have accepted that there will be days when I will be preoccupied with my career and I won’t beat myself up if I miss a work out, because I have learnt how to stay in shape despite having a busy schedule.


Basically, there are 3 main points that everyone should always keep in check:

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Ultimately, the goal is to seek a work-life balance to prevent the onset of other harmful sedentary-related diseases that will accumulate in time, such as mental burn out, back pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or worst, heart attack and obesity.


Until next week,

The Weekend Runner.