Running Around the World

Friday, 30 September 2011  |  Bullish Insights

Ever since I became a runner, all roads have become my playground.  From paved roads to treacherous trails, whether in my city or a thousand miles away from home, you name it, I have considered making my mark on it with my running shoes.  Needless to say, for a runner like me, my idea of adventure is to explore the world through running.

To say that I am excited about the coming months’ running adventures would be an understatement.  I cannot wait to pack up my running gear and run these races I’m signed up for:

• October 16: Guam Koko Race – 21km
• November 6: New York City Marathon – 42k (Thanks to Gatorade!)
• December 4: California International Marathon – 42k

It’s a lot of pounding for the recently recovered feet, so I’m practicing some restraint (and wisdom) and I’m planning to enjoy the runs at a good, easy pace.  Yes, yes, I’ll try my very best to do so even if CIM boasts of a negative elevation course which is one of the top 6 fastest running courses in the US that’s popular for allowing a lot of runners to qualify for Boston.  (Crap)  Yes, I will have to bite my lips, hold back, and remind myself to take it s-l-o-w if I want to preserve my delicate feet.

I wish I could take you all with me, but since I can’t do an Oprah and surprise you all with free plane tickets hidden underneath your seats (thank God you don’t have seats!), I’ll just lug around a camera and share the sights and sounds of my grand adventures.  Fine, maybe, I’ll eat some extra dessert for you, too.