By Dominic "The Enforcer" Condello
This is what running means to me.
Running makes me feel like I can fly
It calms me , it allows me to think, it fixes all my problems, it allows all of the beauty in my mind come to the surface
You cannot hide when you run, everything is up to you.. The proof of who I am comes out when I run..
Running shows every flaw , every success, every backward step, every forward stride, it shows resilience, patience, cowardice, strength, weakness, character, it levels you, it brings you down to earth, it lifts you above the stars
Running is the great leveller that truthfully shows where you are.. It knows when you are not training, it shows when you drink too much , it shows when you eat badly, running sees inside you
With running you cannot hide behind a superior team mate, an unlucky bouncing ball, a dodgy umpiring decision .. running tells the truth
I am just a good average runner who is able to produce a good run every now and then , Elite runners run well every time, they look smooth , they glide, they look light, they are in another place, but what running does for a good average runner like myself is improve..
Running will always allow you to improve.. You can improve your times, your speed, your endurance, your strength of body, mind and character, you can improve something about yourself from one day to the next, you can do this exponentially forever, you are never beaten when you run because you are running against no one except yourself
It's not just the elite that can fly, it's all of us... all we need to do is run... all we need to do is look inside ourselves see who we truly are and running will improve everything.
Running will make you feel like you can fly
Running is like life but just that little bit more fun
This is my forth season of pro running, I have only become competitive these last two years, and have been lucky enough to win two sashes and over 20 finals
But that is the beauty of our sport anybody can be competitive if they try , be patient and believe in themselves