By Foibe Paavo
Swakopmund, Aug. 16 -– While some people lack the motivation and drive to leave their blankets to the morning rush hours to hop into a quick shower or dress up for work, avid sprinters beat the odds of that narrative.
Swakop Striders have an unmatched motivation and determination to keep fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
They are a group of individuals who work together collectively to attain the same goal.
Striders get together three times a week at 05h00 and get their runs in, no matter the weather. Above and beyond the misty, windy, foggy coastal weather.
“Strong minds make strong runners, and we all know that running makes one happy,” said one Striders member.
Striders run under the slogan “Stay happy, stay healthy and keep on running” to motivate themselves every day and remind themselves of their commitment to their healthy lifestyle, what it means to them and the benefits included.
They said the moonlight run is the best because it is an enjoyable and wonderful experience. Under that cool breeze and blazing moment, one gets to witness the magical moments of the sky before sunrise. A lived experience, that many could never understand through a couple of picture-perfect shots.
“So how can one not be happy after such a divine moment? The care and love among these runners are inspiring and proof that all runners, no matter their age, speed or experience, are family that support each other always,” said a member of the group.