【886三版專題】 Running, it’s worth it.

國企學程E一乙/梁 英(Francisco Javier Leon Aguilar) I was really happy to finish first at the Big 7k Run. Representing Ming Chuan University gave me great satisfaction. It was thrilling to be part of the atmosphere and be among lots of students running with enthusiasm. I am currently into my first year working towards my bachelor’s degree in International Business and Trade. So far it’s been a great experience to be part of the Ming Chuan community and the track and field team with my coach 劉淑華. I couldn’t have made it to Taiwan without the ICDF Scholarship and my family and friends’ support. My grandfather, Francisco, introduced me to running long distance races (5k to 21k) and, later on, short distances (400m). Running alongside him has been wonderful; he is a great training partner and role model. I really got into competing internationally at the beginning of last year, that’s when I really started to take it seriously. Before running I did soccer, swimming and karate. At the moment, I am recovering from an injury, but I will get back to the track because the season is not over yet. I’ll start training again this month to compete in the Taiwan National Intercollegiate Athletics Games and back in my country at the Guatemalan National Championships. Universiade Taipei 2017 is my long term goal; it is an international multisport event organized for the university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). Running has helped me to be disciplined in life. I have endured pain, learned to become perseverant and get to know myself better; more than a sport, it is a lifestyle. Running consists of challenging yourself both mentally and physically. In addition, it is a healthy environment where you can meet other athletes, learn from each other and share. I want to inspire as many people as possible to get into it. There are so many events you can participate in. You just need to find the right one and you’ll end up loving it. This is a sport of many ups and downs, lots of hard work and sacrifices, but in the end, it’s worth it. 我非常高興能獲得本次七校聯合路跑的冠軍,代表銘傳大學參加路跑給我很大的成就感,能在這樣的氣氛中與很多積極的同學一起路跑,是愉快的。我目前是國際企業與貿易學程一年級的學生,身為銘傳的一份子,並加入由劉淑華老師所帶領的田徑隊,這都是很棒的經驗。若不是有國合會獎學金、我的家人與朋友的支持,我不會有來台灣的機會。 我的祖父Francisco是介紹我長距離路跑(5公里至21公里)的人,而後,他也鼓勵我跑短跑(400公尺)。與他一起跑步是非常美好的,他是一位非常棒的訓練夥伴也是我的榜樣。我從去年開始參加國際性的比賽,也是那時候開始我更嚴肅的看待跑步。在跑步之前,我踢足球、游泳也練習空手道。 目前我正在從一次的受傷中復原,但因為本季還未結束,我還是會回到跑道上。這個月我會開始為了台灣的全國大專校院運動會與我國的瓜地馬拉全國運動會訓練。我的長期目標是2017台北世界大學運動會,它是一個由國際大學運動總會為大學運動員舉辦的國際性運動比賽。 跑步,幫助我建立生活中的紀律。我承受痛、學會堅持,並更了解自己。與其說是運動,它更像是一種生活方式。跑步讓我在身心上挑戰自己,同時,它也提供了一個健康的環境,讓你遇到其他的運動員,並互相學習與分享,因此,我希望能啟發更多人來參與這項運動。有許多活動大家都可以參加,你只需要找到對的那個,然後你就會愛上它。跑步是一個有許多高底起落的運動,需要很多的努力與犧牲,但到最後,它會讓你覺得是值得的。

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