Itís been almost 10 months since I took up outdoor
running. It all started by my attending a gym and spending
lots of time on the treadmill trying to shed some excess
pounds. From there a friend encouraged me to participate
in the PJ Half 10km race.
While browsing the internet, I was linked to the Pacesetters
website, and my initial motivation for joining the club
was to get the discounts on the various running gear.
However once I started participating in weekly fellowship
runs and race events, I started enjoying the sessions
and realised what fun people runners are.
To date, Iíve run in over five 10km races and have
even completed my first full marathon in the recent
KL International Marathon. My initial goal to lose weight
has been met, as Iím now down 16kgs since starting the
journey. The inspiration I get from my running buddies
plus the fact that Iíve not felt this good in years
gives me the motivation to continue running.
Before taking up running
After completing the 2006 KL International Full Marathon