Are you a self proclaimed Running Guru?
This is a question that has occasionally appeared with my new followers on Social Media.
For those of you who have been following me on Social Media for the past 20 months or so, will know that i started running. So i wanted to have a name for the accounts that reflected what i do and my online identity. Having this blog and being a Forrest Gump fan, it was a straight forward selection based on Run Forrest Run, but instead of going for Run The Reluctant Guru Run, which is quite a mouthful, i just went with RunGuruRun.
So for those who have not been following my running journey, it’s understandable to think that i may be some kind of self proclaimed “Guru” at running.
But then again, running only my second marathon in 6 months at the age of 55 in a time of 3 hours and 15 minutes, for some, that makes me a GURU!
You can watch my Boston Qualifying marathon run here and be sure to Like and Subscribe to my YouTube channel.
So often in my life, as i’m sure in many of you reading this also, we are told what we can’t do.
So when i saw below VLOG by Casey Neistat, it really struck a chord with me and i wanted to share.
In recent months and past couple of years i have started many things which people have told me i can’t do, you don’t have the right experience, what do you know about this, blah blah blah.
Here are a few things i have done in past few months and years, with zero experience:
- Published my first Mobile App
- Started a regular blog here and also a running blog
- Started a VLOG on Youtube.
- Started running and qualified for World Marathon Majors with just 9 months marathon training.
What amazes me, is that the above 4 are supposed to be the realms for “young” people only. Who said it was just for young people?!?
For me, age is just a number. I may be soon approaching 56, but who’s counting? I most certainly am not.
I didn’t know i could write a book, but i have been writing since December last year and hope to finish in next few months. If it happens, great! If not, so what?
Life is for living, whatever age we are, so lets go live it!
Below is VLOG from Casey, hope you like.