20-10-2017

#1: A Pair of Running Shoes Would Do.

Who is your running buddy, office buddy and sparring buddy?

 

Finding a running buddy.

Do you have the right running shoes? Finding the right pair of shoes is crucial for a runner. You need to find the right shoes for your feet. Otherwise you will get a pain around your lower legs which they call shin splints.

 

Your running shoes are like your running buddy. You keep on going together with it. In this life, we call it companionship. Well sometimes, you do not even need one, but it counts more if you have one. 

 

For some time back then, I thought I was running with them and discovering the beauty of life. They were not the right buddies for me. Then I realized that for a very long time, I did not have a running buddy. Truth is, you will still grow personally and professionally without it. I did in the span of those years.

But again, two is better than one. You both motivate each other in many aspects of your lives. You accomplish something together. 

 

The first few steps are always the hardest part. You get Shin Splints.

This term is used to describe pain along the inner tibia. Typically the pain involves a third or more of the bone. The pain develops while running and resolves afterwards; it usually improves with continued training. 

Before, I used to wonder why we need to invest good running shoes. I thought that it is only for athletes, enthusiasts and fashion purposes. I did not invest for the best running shoes for my regular running exercise since my ignorance to the benefits of having them was there. 

Back in 2013, I invested for a pair of rubber shoes which are designed for running and in most cases, I have been wearing them as well in ordinary days. I still have them up to this time and I know I need to change them soon. They worn out through time like any expensive running shoes. 

On the other side, a good companion never worns out. It just takes time to find it. Some people find it easy to find their match. It took me years. It is worth it finding the right sparring partner. 

 

How do you keep your momentum?

 

Momentum -  the force that keeps an object moving or keeps an event developing after it has started. -Cambridge dictionary

In life, overcoming challenges is an inspiration to achieving rewards. 

A scenario.

You started reading a new subject which highly interests you. You started seeing the rewards along the way. You are getting better at it as the day goes by. An obstacle came, you thought of withdrawing on what you are currently reading. The momentum slows down but it never stops. You do not totally withdraw because you are almost done reading it. You just slow it down and made it as your second or third priority. You still see it moving because you never stops. It is called momentum. The force inside you is the drive that keeps you going despite the uncertainty of what you are doing. Slowing it down is like pondering over it. Once you started it, finish it. It is what runners do, they reach for the finish line.

I really like how the question sounds in danish language.

 

"Har du nået målet?" = Have you reached the goal?

 

 

Push The Button. 

Push the Button reminds us of a Go signal. It could mean to Let Go of something, to Turn the Light On, To Proceed, To send a Help Signal (SOS) or To Stop in case of emergency.

 

This is not only for the runners and athletes, it is for us who are striving to reach our goals. My goals are not complicated, opposite to what they seemed to be. I have reached a couple of them already and nothing seem to be missing, they just keep on coming into my list of goals and it is hard to stop them. Why? Because it is who we are by nature. We set goals as a way to move forward after every achieved goal.

How can we set these goals when we do not have a concrete vision of what we really wanted to become? Why disappointment comes when we know that we did not even try harder? 

And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. - Habakkuk 2:2-3

 

 

These pictures of people running were taken by my friend Jose Armando Domingo during one of the marthons in Oman. He is a photo hobbyist and a Medical Laboratory Scientist at Ministry of Health in Oman.

 

Helpful links:

History of Famous Runners

http://totallyhistory.com/famous-runners/

 

Shin Splints

Read: https://www.runnersworld.com/compartment-syndrome

 

 xoxo,

Sheree Ann K. Indiongco