My 2nd year running anniversary

Two years ago today, our family attended the first birthday party of a little girl named Sav. At the venue, we were seated together with my husband’s work colleagues and the topic was running. Encouraging everyone to try running was a guy named “N” who has been running for 2 years at that time. I just kept quiet and enjoyed the great food and partly listened to the “guys” conversation.

However, N asked me – “Why not run too?”

I replied back – “Oh I guess running isn’t for me, I had a knee injury years ago and anything strenuous and excessive weight gain will aggravate the injury and might call for a knee replacement after some time.”

N said – “You just have to take it easy at first, strengthen your knee and you can run soon! A friend has been operated on her knee but is now into running, if she can do it, why can’t you when you have not been even operated?”

If running needed a spokesperson, N would have gotten the job. I was convinced and bought my 1st pair of running shoes a few days after the party!

This afternoon, Sav turned three, still cute and bubbly the way she was in her fairy costume 2 years ago. Today she was dressed like a little princess, shy and sweet like a typical three year old, and was scared of the funny dancing mascot. N was there too, telling stories of his past marathons, his 21 k race this morning and his ultra marathon next month.

There is always a reason why we meet people or where we are on certain occasions. Sav had been a fairy to me, as tiny as she was when she was one. She sprinkled great magic that made me decide to run. N of course may be a co fairy or an elf LOL, but these people young and not so old made a great change in my life. I am more fit today than ever, stronger, healthier. May I also be able to inspire others to run… and swim and bike and make their life magical!

Happy birthday darling Sav!

About pinayironmom

Pinay Ironmom is a typical mom who wakes up before 6 am to prepare my 3 children for school. After this, I make my husband coffee, similar to the Nescafe commercial on TV of a couple's typical morning. Work is normally a tour of Northern or Southern Luzon to inspect projects we are building, checking quality of designs or preparation of presentations to prospective clients. My schedule is flexible luckily, I can squeeze in hearty lunches with my favorite lunchmate and training early in the afternoon or right after business hours. Weekends are bike days on Saturdays at MOA or Daang Reyna and Sunday is my me time - my long run day. Oh warm ups and stretchings are trips to the grocery, cool down is hearing mass and giving thanks to God for a wonderful week. This is ME :)
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