I am in the fight of my life. No, jokes apart, this is me literally defining my future and it is funny how a run could seal my fate.
I saw Mercy for the first time on my way to work while she did her morning run. It was still a bit dark, but what I saw in her caught my breath and had me running after her in my suit and backpack.
When I finally got close enough to signal to her, she took away her earpiece and I realized she didn’t even hear me calling.
Plenty phone calls, dates and day-dreams later, I can confidently tell you that she is the one for me. My family have heard so much about her that now, I think I may put a ring on it.
But Mercy, my darling headstrong and strongly opinionated Mercy is putting me on high jump. She is very conscious about her health and even the future- hence any man that would be ‘hers’ must be at par with her on both levels.
First, she made me start upping my contributions to my Retirement Savings Account – says even if we don’t end up together, I’ll at least remember her when I’m enjoying my retirement (who wants to end up without her? *scoffs*). Now, she wants me to get on the healthy train.
Me? I don’t even have time for all these fitfam wahala or eating healthy ish – I have one life o jare and I plan to enjoy it. But the problem is, I can’t enjoy it without Mercy.
Mercy has suggested that I start small on the fitness matter. She registered both of us for the Run For The Future run/walk slated for April 14 and has now told me to start doing what she calls ‘practice runs’ just to prepare.
I know she means well for me but this one is double wahala – I’m stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea here. On one hand, I’m scared of losing her if I bolt from this run, on the other hand, I’m afraid I will not complete the race on that day and disgrace myself in front of Mercy.
Having weighed my options, I’d rather do a half-run than lose Mercy. But this half-run thing is not even a palatable option – so I guess I better hit the road for the practice run. I might just build enough endurance before the run day to avoid the shame of stopping half way.
Oya o, let’s run!
Wakanda person hasn’t registered to Run For The Future yet?