I got some sort of claim stub from the Philippine postal. I wonder what it is. I don’t remember ordering something online. But that’s not the point.
At the end of the run, Mark offered his “realizations” in life. Some world-changing realizations.
He said he realized that he’s a “TOOL” person. In short, he’s a gear junkie aka trash-donator man, who keeps buying stuff and use it for awhile, and then all ended up in some box. Funny that he needed to “realize” that when it’s quite obvious.
In relation to running, it means that he only runs for the gears. Though, he would always make it valid by saying that he likes gears because he wants to know how things work, and not because of just “having.” I guess after xx years of hearing his excuse, it is somehow becomes believable after some time.
So he asked about what I am. I replied that I am a “SOUL” person. Well, nothing special explanation behind it. It’s just that SOUL perfectly rhymes with TOOL.
I’m actually a tool person too. I use all Mark’s unused tools. But on a serious note, I do love gears but unlike Mark who loves new shiny shimmering things, I stick with one tool/gadget. I guess it’s because of having that “sentimental value” with that gear — the soul of it.
Some changes with the upcoming Columbia Trail (http://aktib.ph/171-columbia-eco-trail-run-cebu-leg-8), they scrapped the 6km category, which left a friend disappointed. But then we’re not giving up yet so we thought of trying to cover a 10km of chill walk up to Busay, or at least 2 hours of walking or whatever would come first.
I was a bit apprehensive. Scared that Mareee Flor might get mad with me after this. And, more scared that I might scratched her flawless skin, Dion would never forgive me.
But I’m soooo happy. We only did not cover 10KM up to somewhere in Chateau de Busay; we’re also able to do in around 2hrs 30min. Trail run is really time consuming run so it’s good we got a lot of time on our feet. So we were able to cross out all our goals!!!
And, manage to do photoshoots along the way.
The 1hr of our running time was spent doing this.
Losing my innocence is when I stop believing in “changing the world.”
As they say that the world does not need changing. It was perfect all along. It’s the humans that need changing.
I guess life has been hard when I realized that. Because “changing the world” is much easier to do than “changing humans.” I can hardly even change myself.
I don’t know where I encounter this thought. Maybe it was from that Fidel Castro book. How I hate that I read his book. Life has been so much harder to live after reading that book. Because it always leads me to ask if what I’ve been doing can really affect people in positive ways.
But as they say that making our own selves better is more than enough.
And so the endless question of really am I making myself better? Is what I am hardworking hard here can make me any better than lounging in a hammock on a beach sipping margarita?
I mean I could just do nothing, and the world will probably be a much better place.
Early this morning, we were following this garbage truck on our way out of the house. And, I cannot help but think how did it come to this point where we need other people to keep our trash?!? Spend on gas, release fumes just to get our trash away from our peaceful well-kept homes.
It’s probably the CONVENIENCE that comes with innovation from this MODERN CIVILIZATION?!?
My writing is like much my running. Aside that, both have no forms; they both left me so spent after. But still i won’t have them in any other way.
Both could really take much of me, that I would end up so spent after finishing any of the two.
So after knowing that the story I was supposedly making for Olango Challenge as a way to promote it could not be published, I totally felt spent. No more energy to do other things. (Maybe i’ll just make use of my time doing Help posts.i It does not take much emotions.)
Just like the last post i made, it was such a sucker post. I hate it. I felt it was the epitome of mediocrity. But i just had to publish it to close the circle, so I can finally move on.
I mean just like runs, most of them are really bad runs. It’s a rare to get that one epic run where everything feels good and satisfying. But to get that epic run, you just have to go thru do all those pointless shitty runs.
So yeah, more cringe-y stories from me to come! 🙂