Jogging is fast becoming a regular exercise routine found in most neighborhoods.
Doctors and nutritionists advise their patients to jog, for jogging brings many
benefits. It increases stamina and helps us to keep fit and healthy. But for me,
jogging is also a fun activity that gives me great pleasure. I enjoy breathing
in the fresh air of the early morning, listening to the songs of the birds and
seeing the beauty of nature through the first rays of the sun.
I began jogging
when I was twelve years old. My elder brother asked me if I wanted to join him
for a jog around the neighborhood and I agreed. we jogged for about fifteen or
twenty minutes. At the end of the run, I was panting and felt very tired.
The next day, my brother asked me out for a jog again. I was somewhat
reluctant to join him the second time. My brother sensing my thoughts assured me
that it would get easier day after day and that I eventually I would enjoy
Needless to say, I went for a jog for the second time, and then a third and
from then on there was no quitting. I fell in love with this activity. Gradually
we increased the distance we jogged. First we started with one kilometer, then
increased it to one and a half. Little by little, we increased the distance as
our stamina improved. Now, we jog five kilometers daily !