Sunday, February 23, 2014

Katy Wellness 5k run – Feb 23

This will be the blog in pictures. Last month I was all alone from our group in this race, this time many of us showed genuine interest and signed up for the walk/run. Today morning, when we woke up it was drizzling outside and I was quite disappointed. A few of the friends in our group were first time runners – couch-to-5k and I knew weather could be a deterrent for them. Anyway, we reached the venue and so did the few other eager runners from our group. Unfortunately, few missed the race due to weather but hey, there is always next time.

Everybody was happy to be there as I could see genuine enthusiasm on
their face.  True to the proverb “fortune favors the bold” or “god favors brave”, the rain god showed some mercy and weather became very pleasant to suit running. The race started and we all strode towards the first mile post along with hundreds of other runners. Some of us were walking and others running to their goal to complete 5K run. For most of the runners, it was a mix of running, walking and resting. This combination helped them reduce the risk of injury, stress and fatigue, while boosting their enjoyment of physical activity.

We all reached the finish line taking our own sweet time. However, there
was one thing common between us – a sense of achievement. Part of the elation that everybody was experiencing was the result of knowing that we achieved something we worked hard for, something that earlier in life we may have thought we could never do; that's a big deal.


The best part was - to my pleasant surprise- immediately after the race all of us were talking about signing up for the next race to recreate this feeling on a regular basis. Also, we felt obligated to motivate more and more from our community to be part of this endeavor and enjoy the benefit.

Kudos to all!!


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