Two marathons in three weeks – there’s no stopping Lubisi
I look back to the start of May – my birthday month.
Back then, anyone who asked me to join them for a run would be met with a stone-faced me exclaiming: “Running for what, exactly?”
I had no inclination to run. For me, the abs and strength training at the gym were enough – and at a very rare chance maybe an 8km walk. That was it.
But the constant invites to this and that race slowly worked on me. My curiosity grew and, instead of the face that said I wasn’t interested, there were more engagements about running.
In the absence of many of those who wanted me to join them for a run, I would take on the treadmill – and walk. The walks developed into small jogs and then began the running. And since then, I haven’t stopped.
The People’s Race in Soweto last Sunday became my second half marathon in three weeks.
Initially, I registered for the 10km race. By September, I was convinced by colleagues Timothy Molobi and Kgomotso Mokoena that I could easily tackle the 21km run.
I doubted myself. After all, I’ve been a sprinter all my life – those I went to school with can tell you a thing or two about my younger days (although their stories could be laced with some jealousy).
But then I got more encouragement and heard about the SABS Jacaranda City Challenge on October 14. I