“If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.” -T. Alan Armstrong
Since the Fat Ass 24 hours RUN in Clark last January 7, 2010, I spent most of my training in biking. I am ready for another biking adventure today when I realized it has been days that I don’t have a ‘quality’ run, so I changed my attire from a biking jersey to a singlet, from cleats to running shoes, and I did run a 1 and a half hours this morning.
This was the day I forgot that I’m a runner maybe because…
-That 24 hours run transformed me into something. I passed an ultimate test of endurance and for me, I reached my pinnacle at that point. No more challenges. Nothing to prove. This thought is very deceiving and to tell you honestly, as a mere mortal, I do have a hard time putting this into subjection. No, I’m not bragging about it, but after that 24 hours race, I can no longer see myself running under the 42k category. And since my feet werestill at the recovery mode, I’m lazy to run, so lazy…for I knew I cannot run longer than expected.
-Biking gave me some time to relax and enjoy different places, while at the same time, doing an exercise. Imagine biking a 35-55 kms per hour, at full speed, conquering places I cannot subdue while running.
-I like my new group of friends in biking. They are amazing guys full of different stories, very inspiring. At first, I thought that biking is easier than running, but it is NOT! They are different.
-I appreciate the ‘new kind of execise’ biking has brought into my legs.
-A very good cross training, biking complements with running and vice versa. These two can be identical twins, good friends and a loving mate, inseperable and compatible.
But this morning, I remember that I’m a RUNNER, and once a runner, always a runner.
I made a vow to myself, I bike to run, I run to bike-and offer these two to God.
Congratulations to all who have joined and finished the BDM test run last Saturday.
My condolence to my running buddy, Rod Cameros, whose father died today.
See you at the Condura 42k.
God be Praised!
My biking adventure in Nuvali Sta.Rosa Laguna last Friday.