Vision & Goals

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My running affair expands over 25yrs..no breakups, no heartaches, minimal injuries, some pain but mostly unadulterated and sustained passion that has its roots in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago (my home country).  In the islands we have a love of sports, particularly Track and Field, Football aka Soccer and Cricket as played in England, Australia, India, South Africa and other countries of the world. Trinbagonians, like other islanders, are very athletically inclined and so from very early on we strongly advocate outdoor sporting activity.   It helped that I was as skinny as heck, that I loved the outdoors and was as competitive as they come.  Today, I’m just as skinny, even more enamored of nature and, well… let’s just say my competitive spirit is a bit more controlled.  What has changed though, is my commitment to health and wellness; this I strongly urge through the avenue of lifestyle choices in the areas of a healthy eating and exercise.

Funny thing is, though I’ve sort of always ran; beginning with a small amount of track in school, 5ks, 10ks, a dozen half marathons, some 15ks and a few longer runs, I only started racing for my own competitive enjoyment about 8 yrs ago and completed my first marathon last year.  I’m very pleased that this “bucket-list” event is now checked and I can now move on to greater running moments as I completed the INGNYC Marathon a few months ago here in the Big Apple.  And so, I have updated my running dreams to include the World Marathon Majors which is a series of six major marathons to include New York, which I’ve checked off and now have five more to go! If all goes according to God and my plans this year, I’m looking at Chicago and attempting to qualify for Boston 2016. I’m excited!?! Ecstatic! Supposedly the hardest part is over; the mental challenge of running your first marathon, but we shall see. I know running is hard work.  It’s sweat and tears..no blood, thank God, but mentally and physically demanding.  Most days you have to dig deep down into yourself and find the reason and strength that got you here in the first place, but if you’re self-motivated, committed to personal development and achievement, and have a strong desire for excellent health, then all that’s left is to strap on those running shoes and hit the road. Minor hurdles crossed, you’re A Runner!

My hope is that this blog will inspire you to find your form of exercise, your happy place, because healthy=happy, if it’s running..good for you! If not, then at least you’ll be gainfully exercised and healthily aware, and at the end of the day that’s all that really matters..you taking care of the body that God has blessed you with.

DISCLAMER

    Most of the pics used in my writings are taken from the internet, some I cedit, some I don’t, while some are mine. Any queries or concern for payment for copyright images, please contact me and I’ll be happy to settle.

Happy Healthy You!

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