I have always been an active person, joining dance classes and participating in outdoor activities. Keeping a healthy lifestyle has always been a priority since my genes carry a strain of heart disease and diabetes. It was easier to maintain when I was still in school. Years after, I have to choose a sport that can easily fit into my schedule. Then I discovered running.
Just like a child excited to try a new activity, I jumped into the bandwagon of wellness enthusiasts. Running was a hit among city dwellers aiming to wash out stress and pollution of daily life. Fun runs sprouted like mushrooms; weekends were sweatier than ever before. It is a fun sport that only requires a good pair of running shoes, a proper running form and the determination to keep going.
Similar to other sports, running challenges you to defy your limits and be better than your last performance. So when I learned about TBR Dream Marathon early this year, I took it as a challenge and began setting my mind on finishing my first 42 kilometer run. I waited for the official announcement on the internet, religiously checking the TBR site and my Twitter timeline. And then it appeared.
Hoorah! I read the blog post with overflowing enthusiasm. This is what I have been waiting for and I am so determined to do it. But in an instant, my heart dropped like a hot potato at the sight of the marathon details.
I will be out of town on that date. Family comes first, so yeah, I’m letting it slip away.
So what is this post for?
Let this post be a note to myself that situations happen to add challenge and fun in chasing a dream; it is up to myself how will I react on it. Let this post be a reminder that dreaming never stops because of certain circumstances; dreams die when you let go of it.
And finally, while I wait for TBR Dream Marathon 2014, let this post mark the start of a new challenge – keeping a personal lifestyle blog, Nelly-Go-Round.