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Why I Run: Omar Mulla’s Story – 2023 Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K + Race Weekend
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Personally and professionally, I’ve found that running gives us an immediate opportunity to condition ourselves to reduce stress and overcome adversity. When I’m struggling during a run, my mind usually plays against me. Thoughts of past failures and painful experiences start showing up. By embracing these thoughts, and pushing through my run, I learn to ignore the desire to quit, and instead, overcome. I believe this skill, when practiced, can be applied to other areas of life as well.

Training is not only a method to improving our physical health, but also a tool we can use to discover our capabilities, do more of what we love, and live with greater fulfillment.

My favorite aspect of the Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K is its support of education as the foundation for worldly impact. Education is a gift we can give to others that can never be lost or taken away. I am happy to be part of a movement that supports this idea by providing learning opportunities for our kids.

I was asked to pace and support training efforts for the virtual race by supporting all 10:00/mi for the half marathon and I’m really looking forward to supporting everyone’s goals along the way.

About Omar Mulla

Born and raised on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Omar earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of South Alabama in 2017. Working as an ACE certified personal trainer since 2013, he has helped a multitude of clients improve their health-related quality of life.

Upon completing his bachelor’s degree, Omar founded OM Personal Training LLC in Fairhope, AL. The mission of Omar Mulla Personal Training is to guide clients to fully comprehend how fitness can improve their quality of life and experience how consistent practice yields positive changes in the body and extends to the thought process.

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