29 Aug To Stronger Physical and Mental Health
A participant from the Good Vibes Run in 2021 shared with us her very uplifting race day experience. She completed the Colourful River course with a lady suffering from anxiety. Her takeaway from that day was that there is nothing that should be taken for granted in this world.
“I participated in the Good Vibes Run and completed a 5km route. I had the privilege to walk with a group of people who had, or are dealing with mental health issues.
One lady in particular touched my heart. We arrived at the meeting point and she shared with me that she would need a minute before we started. She sat quietly by herself, and I could see she was doing some deep breathing exercises to calm her nerves. Then we started – she was both nervous and excited. Along the walk, she shared with me some of her struggles. She had trouble even leaving her house – she tried every day for six months but each time her anxiety took hold of her
She continued to tell me it was a huge win to just be outside. We needed to stop a few times along the way as a few things raised her anxiety levels. I learned that she had never walked more than 2km in a row before, so for her, the 5km journey was a real challenge. As we walked, we took in the beautiful sights that Singapore had to offer along the scenic route, things I had often taken for granted.
We enjoyed the audio provided by the MyRaceGate app. We were inspired by the motivational messages and laughed at the silly jokes that were told. It was simply the best time. When the app told us we had 500m to go, her face lit up. She said “I didn’t think I could do it, but I did! I am so proud, this is a huge victory for me, both mentally and physically.”
We finished the 5km walk with huge grins on our face. It was a great win! You don’t need to finish first to be a winner. We are all winners. This lady in particular has won in so many ways.
I am delighted that I could share this victory with her, this is an experience that I will always remember.”
If you would like to experience this inspiring journey like our past participants did, sign up for the Good Vibes Run 2022 here before registration closes in a couple of weeks! Don’t miss out!