Category Archives: My Writings

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 32)

Some Performance coaches teach that to attain a big goal, you need to divide your main objective into chunks. In this way, you will not remain intimidated by the enormity of your dream. You will, instead, take on one challenge at a time, and before you know it, you will arrive at your glorious destination. […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 31)

There is an adage that says the expanse of the heavens is wide enough for birds to fly (I love how it sounds in my mother tongue, Yoruba!). In other words, there is space for everyone who wants to run their race. During my last race, the half marathon, I saw all manners of people […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 30)

Yesterday was meant to be the day when Nigerians voted for the next Nigerian President. The choice before the nation included the incumbent President and more than 70 others – well, over 70 on paper; perhaps just one or two feasible candidates in reality. I say “meant to be” because the elections were not held […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 29)

I crossed the line! I finished a half-mara today! However, the day got off to a potentially bad start. Read all about it. The night before, I attended a friend’s book launch in Chatham, which meant returning home a little late and having less time to sleep. Ideally, I would have wanted to rest all […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 28)

I had barely turned the left corner at the end of my street when I heard the Lord say, “You are not working hard enough.” I kept on running as the word registered in my spirit. Somehow, I knew what He meant. As a co-worker with God, not only do I need to be about […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 26)

The other day, I got me one of these smart, techy wristbands. The cute little thing could tell the time, track my steps, display how much distance I have covered in a day and measure my heart pulse. It can even tell me how much calories I burn each day and monitor my sleep each […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 25)

A few weeks ago, I got me some new running shoes! It was time I replaced my old, worn-out shoes with new ones. Although I had gotten used to my old shoes and have had the pleasure of running in them for a year, a change was needful. Running experts recommend changing your running shoes […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 24)

Why do people find it difficult to sustain their commitment to New Year Resolutions (NYRs)? Are NYRs even worth it seeing only a tiny percentage of those who religiously make them keep them? With a backdrop of mixed feelings about the concluding year, many make promises to themselves to do better in the new year […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 23)

I went for a run on Christmas day. Yes, with a Christmas hat on to keep my head warm! It was quite early in the morning, well before the church’s Christmas service, where I would be playing four Christmas carols on the keyboard. Oh, and well before the family woke up to finish off the […]

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