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The big running party (and pictures to follow!)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I ran the monthly Full Moon 5K yesterday. Let me tell you a little about what it is, because this is the coolest 5K I ever ran! It is a 5K run around a helicopter landing pad, starting at midnight, and it is a giant running PARTY. People come dressed in outrageous costumes, there is a DJ, and there are some kind of shenaningans before the start of the race: this morning the crowd played volleyball with ginormous beach balls, last month there was a water balloon fight. I cannot wait to post the photos of the run, mainly due to the fact that I photographed guys in crazy costumes and ones without shirts (its 100+ degrees even at midnight).
It was a load of fun, but considering the fact that 99.9% of participants are extremely fit (you have to be a true fitness maniac to run at midnight on a weekday here, and considering the fact that, as I previously complained about, everyone here is super-fit as is, you can imagine the whole thing looking pretty much like a scene from MTV's Spring Break pool party footage) I ended up feeling a little depressed. Sure, I am losing weight, but running next to super-fast super hard bodies just makes me think... whew, I got WAYS to go. In the light of the day, I guess it is just another challenge to overcome, another mountain to conquer. I choose to look at my obesity like I would at any other possibly fatal chronic disease, something like cancer - it's an uphill battle, but you can do it; it will never go away, so you have to control it and be vigilant... Maybe a bleak outlook but, in my humble opinion, the only way to think about it. I lost weight before, and I let go, and the weight came back, more then ever. Time to look at it as a chronic condition, and treat it as such. All the lifestyle changes I make will be permanent. Little by little, day after day, I will work and struggle to make health and fitness part of my life, and maybe this time next year I can be one of those super-fast super-hard bodies hurtling past other, slower runners. Instead of letting them be a reminder of everything I am not, I choose them to be a vision of what I can be, a golden, shiny prize of doing what I am trying to do. The pictures will be coming soon, have a great Tuesday, everyone!
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KAMINEKO 7/23/2013 12:16PM

    It's perfectly understandbale that you had the emotional response that you did---what's the saying? "Comparison is the thief of joy." You will get there too! You have a great attitude. Just gotta be patient with yourself.

Bravo for running the 5K. I can't believe it's that hot still at midnight. Sounds like daytime must be miserable!

Totally agree with the assessment of obesity as a chronic condition. It sucks to think of it that way, but it's the honest truth, really.



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CYBERCITYSHELL 7/23/2013 8:12AM

    Sounds like that was a lot of fun. And good on you , your body must appreciate that. And before long you will have a body like them super fit people. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 7/23/2013 6:57AM

    That sounds like so much fun! Great spirit and attitude!

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