From sinner to winner

Posted on March 15, 2012

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Feeling the need to sweat out your sins?

Feel it’s time to confess to the seven deadly sins?

If you find yourself a sinner to one or more of the below, all is not lost … identify your sins and sweat them out!

LUST – the feeling when you check out the new adidas collection

GLUTTONY – the guilt-free (and endless) glasses of vino to re-hydrate after a heavy week of training

GREED – the desire to stuff your face with everything you feast your eyes on at a well-stocked aid station

SLOTH – the excuses that spring to mind when you find yourself without energy or motivation to rise and shine for a morning run

ANGER – the knowledge that the previous night’s excess has rendered any kind of training the morning after, nigh on impossible

(Cue: Tori tomorrow morning after Bob Geldof at the Irish Village tonight!)

ENVY – to see a fellow runner glide past you effortlessly late on in a race … it stings even more when she’s dressed in a cuter outfit than you

PRIDE – the moment of pure euphoria when you cross the finish line and know you gave it your all

Want to sweat your sins away?

Here’s what you need to do:

Pitch up: At the start of a running route, any one will do

Pray: Seek pardon from the running gods

Confess: Interact with other runners you meet, share your stories and seek forgiveness

Purge: Wash away your sins by running long

Celebrate: Indulge in bottomless cups of coffee and a yummy big brekkie

This post has been Tori-fied from a mail I got from my friend and fellow runner Roger Henke who organises the Annapurna 100. If you LOVE magical mountains, true Nepali hospitality and fancy starting a new year in arguably the best way possible, sign up next year.  Believe me, you won’t regret it!

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