It’s a real honour & privilege for me to be handpicked to be an official blogger for Brooks Malaysia. I fully support Brooks “Run Happy & Go Green” campaign because I, consider myself to be a happy runner, sometimes deliriously so. You see, I don’t run for prizes or money because I am not a good runner, far from it. However, what I lack in skills & knowledge, I make-up for it in passion, training hard and giving my best in every race. My personal reasons for running have always been for keeping fit and healthy, and to make good friends along the way. I feel so grateful that I am living that dream today: The doctor has given me a clean bill of health, and I have made some lifelong friends among the running community. As long as I continue to Run Happy, this dream can never stop.
What Does Run Happy mean? It’s a philosophy. It’s a way of life. It’s not a cheap gimmick but rather, it’s a power tool which we can use daily to brighten our lives. If you are a weekend runner like me, then it’s most likely you are running because it makes you happy in one or many ways. When I run, solo or with a group, I am in a very happy state-of-mind. Sometimes, it even makes me sing, laugh and smile. When I Run Happy, my troubles magically disappear together with the stresses of the world. If you are a regular runner, then you would probably understand what I mean. Scientifically, the act of running releases Happy Chemicals called Endorphines into our system which gives us a feeling of euphoria like when we are excited or in love. Some people Run Happy because Running has helped them to improve their health significantly by dramatically reducing their risks of suffering from lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high-cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc. Others Run Happy because they can bond with their families and friends through the simple act of running together.
I am living prove that Run Happy is available, and it’s viable and REAL option which anyone can strive towards to improve our lives in so many ways.