Most of us have one or two hobby, such as painting, traveling, dancing, singing, drawing, collecting special item, or eating some strange food, running is my hobby. I would like tell you why and how it become my life hobby.
Because of my father was a GMD and my mother is a SQT while my grand-father was named as a landlord by the CCP in 1951 despite he had only 1.4 arche rich land for grow vegetable, my family was labeled as the "Black Five" family which had been suffered great discriminated from 1949 to 1979, the sons and daughters come from such family were deprived almost all rights of High-education, decent jobs, esteem social status,and join either the CCP, GQT or army, even had no rights to be hired as an state own- industrial worker! When I as a teenage, all schools stop teach natural and social science, instead forced students went to countryside to learn from poor and lower-middle peasants, or sent to factory to learn from the Leading-class as the CCP fooled ignorant fool people that working class are leaders of the country. As a son of black-five family, what remain for me is to be a Carpenter, as Jesus' professional skill to make a living, or to train myself become an chimpership sportman.
At very beginning I want to be a Ping Pong player, then a genetics and finally a long-distance runner. My friend Mr. Xiaowei invited me join him to run at early morning one day, I never realise that three month later, we participated a long-distance running competition at new year of our town at Changting, I win the No. one easily, even while on the last few hundred meter, I was hit by a bicycle whose duty was escote us and his name is Wangming, to the ground and one of my shoe lost, at same time two protester passed me and run to the end. Since hardly have time to find and pick up my lost shoe, I stand up and run immediately to run to the destination and win the No. one with glorious.
Ever since, I keep running every morning between 5 am to 6 am and always attend various sportmeeting, usually win,to satisfy my praise proud. during my four years at Jilin University I took away all No. one and No. two new year running competition.
Up to date over forty years, average I would have runned 10 K, sometimes 20 K, the longest one was 45 K. In Victoria, I enjoy a special privilege for I have at least seven high level quality running trails, which almost only me used it everyday.
Long distance become my hobby which help build up both my body and mind. I have been enjoyed this wonderful sport in my life and will continue to the last breath of mine. Long running is one of the idealist sport of all, for while enjoying running, I always relax my thought and wonder on the free thought without board, many ideas come out of my brain, it is really a health for both body and soul.