Over the weekends while everyone is asleep in their cosy beds, a few of us stumble out of bed at 5 am. To meet and run. Why do we run?
Before my fitness journey running wasn’t even in the charts for me. Walking really fast would have me out of breath. I started with running for 15 minutes on the treadmill and increased my time to 30 minutes. Eventually I started working on distance. After a while I quit the gym and took to the streets.
I’m not a great runner. I don’t have special gear. In fact, I frequently run in my yoga pants.
When I did a 5km in Srirangapatnam and felt proud of it, my sister did the 21 km in Hyderabad. Why does my sister run?
I think I run for the same reason I practice yoga. To do more and to be better. When I run or practice yoga I know I won’t be better the next minute. Or even the next day or the day after next. But I know that soon I will be able to bend just that bit more and run just that bit faster.
We run, or practice yoga or lift weights because we have faith in our ability to be more than what we are now. We have faith in our ability to do more than what we do now. There is no upper limit for our endeavours. We run because we believe in our infinite potential as human beings.
“The obsession for running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.”
Below are a few images from yesterday. This was our third run with the Go Heritage Run initiative.