This blog is one in a series of stories about our Right to Movement storytellers. We have asked them about their right to movement and their running habits. Here’s Bassel Ahmad from the US! – See more about our Storytellers here
# Describe what running means to you?
To me, running is more than just a sport or an activity. It became part of my life. I wake up early mornings, eliminated fatty foods and sugary drinks, and make room for another late night long run. Running is more than a sport, it’s a way to express and show your Right To Movement.
# What is your best running experience?
My favorite running experience would be the last half mile of my first marathon. Seeing the finish line after 3 hours of running brought so much joy to me. It really was an unforgettable moment.
# What is your best running tip?
A running tip I’d like to share would be not to strive for perfection but to strive for progress.
# How do you fit in running in your everyday and how much time do you use on running?
Two days a week I would wake up early in the morning around 5am and go for a run and again late at night. Most of my runs are at night right after work, school and homework. I would spend anywhere from 1-3 hours a day running 6-7 times a week.
# What does Right to Movement mean to you?
Right to Movement means a lot to me. Coming to a country where in 2012 women and men were not allowed to run in a race together and changing this, that means something.
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