We run when we are scared. We run when we are happy. We run because it is our amazing right as humans to do so. We can also run because we simply love it. In the book from C. McDougall, Born To Run, he says,
“...there was some kind of connection between the capacity to love and the capacity to love *running*. The engineering was certainly the same: both depended on loosening your grip on your own desires, putting aside what you wanted and appreciating what you've got, being patient and forgiving and... undemanding...maybe we shouldn't be surprised that getting better at one could make you better at the other.”
This will be my first ever time that I will use 21 km to expand my ability to be patient, forgiving and... to love. So I am dedicating this semi-marathon to the Children of Mekong. What you put in here, will put a child to school. "Children of Mekong" carries out 100 development projects every year to improve the environment for both children and their families, such as school, classrooms or wells building, bicycles, cattle purchase...The projects that you fund will respond to real and identified needs in Southeast Asia.