I saw a short video story about an Indian man who run barefoot 23 kilometers a day. You could read his story here https://www.thehindu.com/society/the-freedom-run/article19631355.ece
This man wants to follow Mahatma Gandhi way of living, that is live simply, minimalist and discipline. At some point of the video, the narrator said that every day, a 23 kilometers race begin for this man. A race of oneself, there’s no winner or looser in this personal race, just a better runner and hopefully a better person.
The phrase ‘a race for oneself begins every day’ resonates deeply with me. 2 weeks ago, I started to get on the treadmill (again). It was hard and painful 😣.. my feet constantly aching and I always found a perfect reason to not do the treadmill. But the scale and my work pants are a constant reminder that I need to do that damnit workout.
So I started, it is indeed painful at the beginning (it still is up to this day but not so much), and I did lots of resting time but I am not going to quit this time. It’s a race I started for my self. No winnings, no loosing, just a better and healthy me. 😉
Today, the treadmill record my very first 5 Kilometers in the distance. I feel so good. I’ve never jogged for more than 3 kilometers. Tomorrow, the race will begin again. It’s a new day, a new dawn and I’m feeling good (Sing it with Nina Simone style Darla! 😉😉)