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I am a Bicolano by birth and choice. By any standards, I am a slow runner but I like it that way. I look at running as a healthy and exciting way to make a difference. Together with my fellow runners from our family, school, office and the community, we use running to give back..

November 25, 2013


EmoticonYesterday, November 24, saw the blue-loving  83neans garbed in green tops for our  training run inside Camp Aguinaldo. 

All four of us - Ernie, Ed, Fards, and BP - were wearing green. Only Ghibz came in a different color (purple). Normally for our weekly long runs, we are in blue or white.  But this Sunday, without any consultation with each other, the running 83neans all decided to wear something in a shade of green. 

Two pairs of shades of green

Clash of Colors

Heat training in green

Ghibz- lone wolf in purple

Greenest of Green

Color coordinated, head to foot
What gives?

Maybe we can do a bit of research and google what the color "green" represents.

From a color psychology perspective (http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-green.html), it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart.

From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.

Green is an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally.

Being a combination of yellow and blue, green encompasses the mental clarity and optimism of yellow with the emotional calm and insight of blue, inspiring hope and a generosity of spirit not available from other colors.

Green promotes a love of nature, and a love of family, friends, pets and the home. It is the color of the garden lover, the home lover and the good host.

It is generous and loves to share, but it also looks for recognition. It is friendly and can keep confidences.

This color relates to stability and endurance, giving us persistence and the strength to cope with adversity.

Looking at this, we are tempted to say that the color Green is most apt for ultra running as it is about enduring and coping with adversity  - traits most helpful to long distance running. 

Another website (http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html) talks about the color Green as having great healing power. This is something we wish for our classmate Fards as he recovers from his injuries. The 21-km run yesterday was in fact his longest run for the year.  Something to celebrate indeed.Emoticon

Fards with his longest run of the year

P.S.  Thanks to Ernie for the pictures.

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