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The Bitter-Sweet Extra Mile

 4.15AM, 9th April 2020. Crazy. I thought as the cold breeze whipped my body. Totally crazy. I had run for only 200 meters on Rhino Stretch but my legs were already out of breath. So I slowed down and started walking.

The Bitter-Sweet Extra Mile

5.42 Minutes per Kilometer – New Record

 Consistency Delivers Victory I will run the first kilometer in less than 5:20 minutes. I will then run the second kilometer in less than 5:40 minutes. These two resolutions were ringing in my mind as I slipped on my purple running top and marched out of the house into the biting cold of a July morning.

5.42 Minutes per Kilometer – New Record

Just Keep Running

 Could you walk a bit slower please? The plump lady told me. Seconds earlier, she had looked sideways at me and given me a smiling look. I wondered if I knew her from somewhere. Turns out she was afraid of the guy behind her.

Just Keep Running

My Running Guardian Angels

 Competing against yourself empowers you to keep becoming a better version of yourself There is a twitch in my left ankle but am hopeful that it’s nothing serious. At Kamuti’s Butchery, the usual starting line of my morning run, I fish out my black Samsung phone and click on mapmywalk, my running app.

My Running Guardian Angels

The Strength that Abides in Numbers

 Keep running “Mambo!” I had seen him from the corner of my eye since I was hurtling down the road. It took a few moments to register that he was talking to me. “Can I run with you?” he asked with a smile. He as carrying a small bag under his arms. It was like a man purse.

The Strength that Abides in Numbers

6.24 MINS PER KILOMETER

Will my feet be able to slam into the ground and complete the 11,400 steps it usually takes me to run for 11.5 kilometers? I am feeling sickish. Its the 1.23 AM Sunday. 17th May.

6.24 MINS PER KILOMETER