There are two types of running.
Long distance and short distance.
These classifications are different distances. To put it in a different perspective.
You are competing with others.
You are looking at your own record
I don't like to compete with others.
I don't like to compete with others very much, but in physical education at school, they teach competition anyway.
That is why I was not good at PE.
By the way, I was a pretty good athlete, and I didn't have bad grades in terms of competition, but I didn't like the air of competition.
Recently, I have been jogging once in a while to lose weight.
Slowly, at my own pace.
When I get tired, I walk.
When I recover, I run again.
I can't do it during the daytime, though. At night, even in summer, it's quite cool and pleasant.
Running is fun even if you don't compete.
I know some people like competition, and I think that's great, but I also want them to know that there is fun to be had outside of competition.
People who win in competition stand out, and it is easy to assume that this is how life should be, but there are people who are happy even if they don't compete and lead a life of running long distances.
I am one of them, and I think Mr. Sasaki at the beginning of this article is also one of them.
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