There are a few reasons why I enjoy running: it helps me burn off the pizza and beer I had for dinner last night; I get to meet new running kakis at our monthly MH Runners sessions; I get to steal glances at the hot female runners at East Coast Park (my wife is one of them, of course!), and it helps me de-stress after a hectic day in the office.
They are all simple reasons, but what I’ve come to realise as we put together the annual Guide To Running this month, is that running really is all about the celebration of the simple things that cumulatively, make running fun.
The twelve ordinary folks that are featured in this issue come from all walks of life: young and old, male and female, hardcore and leisure runners. But what binds them is the ability to simply enjoy the road, wherever it may take them. Thanks to them, I’m reminded that running should not always be about PBs, or how many calories I’ve burnt. It’s primarily about the love for the sport and enjoying the fun that come along. (Below are two behind-the-scenes photos of Mdm Jenap, Her Royal Meowness The Catwoman Runner, and one of Singapore's oldest marathoners, 82-year-old Uncle Chan. RESPECT!)
So to do that, I’ll be heading Down Under in June to take part in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon for the first time to soak up all the sights and sounds that the race has to offer.
This month’s Men’s Health will also show you how to put the fun back in everyday things that you do. Looking to stay in the pink of health the fun way? Have great sex, says the latest research. Or if you’ve been inspired by the recent mixed martial arts compeition, OneFC, to train like a fighter, we’ll show you how to do it – the fun way – with an illustrated training manual (because as boys we know a comic speaks a thousand moves).
So whatever it is that you’re doing, we hope you’re enjoying the little moments. After all, what would life if we don’t have some fun living it?
P.S. Our May 2012 Guide To Running issue is out at the newsstands now.