Runner's Life
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Runner's Life

Couch Potato Nerd to 42K Runner

The first time I tried to run, I lasted 27 seconds.

Photo by Joe Ciciarelli on Unsplash

I was 26, and I had never touched a basketball. Or a baseball bat. Or a football. I had never entered a gym, never been on a team, never had a physical education class.

I grew up in the Middle East, going to schools focused solely on academics. At the time, the idea of a sport never entered our…

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Ikram Al Mouaswas

Ikram Al Mouaswas

Consultant by pay, writer by passion. Love listening to podcasts, books, and people. All about philosophy and psychology of life, happiness and humans.