The final class was ended today (before final exams) and as per agreed with my students, the class finished within 2 hours and less. As the class ended quite early, I managed to drop by at the university’s sports center and give it a go the 400m track.
It was a cloudy day. The sun shone not so bright. And I know that, my subconscious mind sometimes will come to a decision that today was not a fine day to run, and I’ll end up not running today, but hey! I will never let my spirit down because of that cheap excuses!?
Earlier afternoon, I’ve planned to bring along my running gear to class so that I can make some light running around the campus if it is not raining in the evening. And Thanked God, Alhamdulillah, it wasn’t.
Before I get started, I placed all my belongings in one safe place, switch on my running apps (I’m happy with the new apps mentioned in my previous entry – Run Keeper) and plug in my Sony earplug (which I just get used to it because previously I’m not).
Today’s running was an easy one for me as the track was just flat and actually I’m used to run on it because back on those days, I’m a track runner, a sprinter (100m, 100x4m, 400m).
Today’s obstacles was just me and the windy weather in that evening compared to the other running tracks that I’m used to, where I have to hike a few hills and the elevation was quite high. I’m having so much fun running on the track today. And my running pace was quiet stunning as well! I made it in just 5 minutes per kilometer which is far less than the usual!
And what makes me even more happier is that, I broke my last record and in fact, it was beyond my expectations! In just 13 minutes, I managed to finish a 2.5 km running, just another half kilometers to go to reach my goal, 3 km running below 15 minutes! The fact that I managed to achieve this new record was nothing if I did not push myself to the limits.
However, there was a time, during my running today, some kind of feeling or thought in my head saying that, that’s enough, don’t push yourself, you are tired..so slow down a bit or stop. That was the time where I have to fight all the negative thoughts and never let my guard down. I keep myself forward even if it was a damn slow pace and keep coaching myself saying, yes I can, just I little more forward, keep moving and don’t stop until the finish line!
All I know is that, no body else could change and would do it for me. It’s my fight, so I’ve to fight for it.
And yeah, Alhamdulillah, Thank God, I almost reach my goal and am looking forward to set a new goal in the future!