Run for your life

My fling with running (well, more like brisk walking) has started again. Last Friday, I and three officemates drove to PhilSports arena to join the scores of joggers and fitness enthusiasts whose idea of a good time on a Friday night is sweating away stress.

While skyping with Daren tonight and telling him about our next schedule, the light bulb in my brain switched on. Why hasn’t anybody thought of it before? It’s the best way to guarantee that people will reach their maximum running speed in no time. 

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Imagine yourself as a runner in a huge oval track. You’re by yourself. Nobody is watching you. There is no turning back, no time outs, no substitutions. You wait at the designated starting point. The voice from the loudspeaker booms, “Ready, get set, go!” You start to sprint and push the ground with your legs with all your might.

Now here’s where it gets interesting. 

Image from forbes.com/kenrapoza/files/2012/05

Image from forbes.com/kenrapoza/files/2012/05

Behind you is a pack of wild dogs who haven’t eaten for a week. And a family of zombies on skates. And a team of credit card collection agents in desperate need of a commission. And finally, a group of election candidates from different parties who need just one more vote to snag the post.

From zero to zoooooom, you go. Your heart jumps out of your chest in seconds. 

No way you’re running for sheer pleasure; you are running for your life. With survival as motivation, nothing else can make you run faster.

But this running exercise is only for the brave, the fast, and the crazy. The reward is at the end of it all—if you survive—you will have one out-of-this-world story to tell.

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2 Responses to “Run for your life”
  1. Kit says:

    “Or a team of credit card collection agents in desperate need of a commission. Or a group of election candidates from different parties who need just one more vote to snag the post.” LOL!

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