For someone who has never enjoyed running as a kid and always had trouble passing NAPFA 2.4km in school, I probably was not thinking straight when I signed up for a full marathon – that’s a whopping 42.195km, 17 times the 2.4km run! To up the stakes, the race was not to be done in Singapore, but in the land down under.
When I run, I think and self-talk all the time. It’s true when they say endurance sport is all about mind over body. Call it what you will, but for me, running symbolises the race in life that is set out for us. There will always be the excuses, obstacles and falls that we encounter in the race, but what matters is you never, ever give up. Just finish the race – it will be worthwhile.