NEVER SAY NEVER

Runner's World South Africa - - The Loop -

I never con­sid­ered my­self a run­ner. I had weak knees, a dodgy back, and had al­ways been more aca­dem­i­cally and cul­tur­ally in­clined. Un­til one day, not so long ago, I de­cided to put on my (very old and very cheap) run­ning shoes and take to the roads. A close friend had re­cently died due to weight-re­lated is­sues, and I was sick of feel­ing tired. But not for one sec­ond was I ex­pect­ing to en­joy run­ning! I found there’s noth­ing like breath­ing in fresh air, and the sat­is­fac­tion of feel­ing my body working be­yond my ex­pec­ta­tions. – INGE MARAIS, CEN­TU­RION

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