Related stories: 7-Day Marathon at KM 0 Cebu Capitol (Dec. 12-18, 2012)
Day 1: 7-Day Marathon KM 0 Cebu Capitol (Dec. 12-18, 2012)
Here’s to the Crazy Ones: Day 2 of 7-Day Marathon KM 0 Cebu Capitol (Dec. 12-18, 2012)
If it seems impossible, then it must be worth doing: Day 3 of 7-Day Marathon KM 0 Cebu Capitol (Dec. 12-18, 2012)
Why run 7-day marathon?: Day 4 & 5 of 7-Day Marathon KM 0 Cebu Capitol (Dec. 12-18, 2012)
Probably when I didn’t have a glimpse of running, I would right away believe that Nap’s main goal of his “7-day marathon” is for weight loss. But I believe runners who run “excessive” long distances always have different reasons or maybe none. “Weight loss” and “good health” is just an easy excuse for them to justify why they run. Seriously, it’s easier to starve one’s self to lose weight than run long distance every day.
Before this 7-day marathon will end, I will re-post here again the other reasons why Nap came up with this aside from losing weight.
2) It’s something new.
3) Pushing the idea that marathons can be done silently or for personal consumption.
4) Introducing the idea that it’s okay NOT to have medal running a marathon (waste of metal ore and it destroys the environment). Medals should be for something special like 100K and beyond, and for below 100k for podium finishers only. This way we delay the destruction of the environment.
Here are snapshots of day 4 and 5 of the of 7-Day Marathon KM 0 Cebu Capitol (Dec. 12-18, 2012). Each of these runners has their own reason why they run, or maybe none. As it’s okay to run NOT to have a medal, it’s also okay to run without any reason.
Breakfast by the Baywalk, Naga City. It can be hard to understand why they have to run to eat at a Baywalk carenderia.
Maybe they run the 42km so they can justify posing like this:
Maybe they run to find another place to run.
Taken from the book, Running with Kenyans, following are some snippets why try to explain what drives people to run:
On what drives people to run:
What really drives us is something else, this need to feel human, to reach below the multitude of layers of roles and responsibilities that society has place on us, down below the company name tags, and even the father, husband, son labels, to the pure, raw human being underneath. At such moments, our rational mind becomes redundant. We move from thought to feeling.
After a run, you feel at one with the world, as though some unspecified, innate need has been fulfilled.
Run time: 1am
Route: KM 0 to Gov. Leyson Peak, beyond Ayala Heights when going to Balamban