I guess I'll let my typing go run-on non-stop and see how my trial run will end up from hereon...
After many months of evaluating the past few years of running, I thought that it only makes sense to share my own set of running experiences to other like-minded runners. I would be also just as thrilled to learn new skills, techniques, and expertise from other running professionals if they ever do come across this blog altogether.
At the end of the day, I would be much better off sharing ideas than to just keep it to myself
I proudly finalized the name of this blog as 'ENROUTE' with a few other names in mind. Considering that I live in the Ontario region surrounded by the long branching 400 series highway, I've always seen running as an ongoing journey not a destination. Parallel that with just living life in general too, just putting things in perspective to constantly remind of being humble, modest, and in pursuit of goals that are truly dear and near to you.
First and foremost, why do I run? I see it as THE greatest diversion from the noisy world surrounding you and also whenever you look up any media outlets for news. It's all too much and that mental mute kicks in shortly during the later stages of the run. This is especially applicable for me after my regular work hours and diffuse from the hectic workload (but find it rewarding). And as my about section suggest, I am really trying to step it up a notch this year compared to the previous few years of recreational running. I just keep thinking to myself that, "had I actually take running more serious, what kind of possibilities can I actually achieve?" Of course, I'm no full-time professional where I dedicate every last bit of my might to smash records, but then again making long range goals such as Boston no longer seems to be farfetched as long as I carry out an action plan and follow through with it.
This is where I'm heavily relying on social media for ideas and finding the relevant references.
For starters, I do YouTube searching marathoners run and observing their running forms. Not necessarily the best for holding on my interest but still- any bit helps. I'm actually more steered towards Instagram and looking up at the running related hashtags whether it is companies doing product promos or runner's IG / blog posts. Soon enough, my explore page is flooded with other running related posts which fascinates me, namely videos from various clubs and academies around the world that's short and sweet. Oh, and good for strength training / injury prevention stretches too!
So for the time being, I intend to blog out maybe once every few weeks? Probably focusing on the upcoming races, running up in the Markham area, and product reviews whether personally purchased or as sponsored.
Please also feel free to let me know what else you want me to discuss in my blog!