I think it’s fair to say I took to running.
I loved how it made me feel and how very little was required to perform the activity. My best self was evident when I ran. Anxieties would melt away and a calming peace would transcend over me. At the time, in late November 2015 I was stop/start with my meditation practice. It’s only been in recent months that I have been able to shift some of my emphasis from running to meditation and mindful living with similar results. But I didn’t know then what I know now. We are continually evolving, learning and growing as humans as we try our best to navigate life. Running was my outlet and my way to see a brighter, more vibrant and loving world.
Any addiction isn’t healthy. Was I addicted to running? I’m not so sure. All I know, is the marathon’s weren’t quite cutting it at this stage and I wanted something bigger. Watergate 16 Hour in Malaysia in January 2016 was my focus. Running to raise money and awareness for Mind: The Mental Health Charity.
So with that said, join me on my 6.5 hour Ultra Marathon Training run. I take you around my adopted hometown, the stunningly beautiful ancient city of Hoi An in Vietnam.