A SHORT STORY – The Fall & Rise

A SHORT STORY – The Fall & Rise

Life is full of twists and turns. Along the way, you will stumble and fall. You will fail often. Sometimes, you will even be betrayed and rejected.

When the going gets tough, you might wish that the ground open-up and swallow you up whole. You may feel sorry for yourself and crawl into a dark hole to hide.

But no, it’s not in your genes to give-up. You pick yourself up and dust yourself off. You learn from your mistakes and you get right back on life’s roller-coaster, hanging on to dear life.

This time, you try harder to succeed. You are looking at fear directly in its eyes, and this time you will not flinch. You ride the rock-slamming waves one after another, hardly able to breathe. You fight with every sinew in your body. Finally, you emerge on the other side still intact. You have done it! You have taken the hard knocks, and you are still standing defiantly. A overwhelming sense of pride washes over you, and your confidence grows. Then, you look over the horizon in search for the next, bigger, challenge with renewed vigour….

About The Author

Gus is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance writer, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. LIKE Happy Runner, and

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About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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