Didn't manage to go under 25min / 5km again. I asked myself, "So what, if I breach?" There are many people out there who can run faster than me, compete in ultra distances, much more fitter, many out there who had it better in their lives. What do I get out of this other than a good workout to unwind my hectic day?
I keep on reminding myself and each time, it gets a little bit easier to convince myself. Life is a race. One day, we all will get to the finishing line. It really doesn't matter whether you start strong, where you are at now or how slow you think you are, this is your race, your life. Run it at your own pace. Pick your challenge selectively. Your goal is not to make everyone happy (your wife is the only exception). Chase your aspirations responsibly, don't take yourself too seriously or crank up a fuss over failures. It happens to all of us. Whatever you do, keep moving forward. Make full use of your life. What you only have is a one way ticket. Don't waste it .
Why is it important for me to go under 25mins? cos it is a morale booster before next month Singapore Master's Track and Field Championship.