Getting Too Old For Midnight Flights!

12:00am - arrive at airport 12:40 am - check in, got to keep my bag without much debating, given I'm only carrying one bag with absolute essentials 1:30 am - get as much coffee as I can to handle myself until the flight! 3:30 am - first flight departs I'm so so tired yet can't... Continue Reading →


Track The Runner: 13705

So it's all ready!! The TCS Amsterdam Marathon app is all set... My number there with my name and will also include the milestones and pace very soon! I sounded a bit like a proud fast runner eager to show off my records ... But any follower would know they can't hold their breath while... Continue Reading →

Running Companions

On top of my marathon to-do list is the collection of audio that I plan for company during the run. Although most of my short mid-week runs didn’t include audio and even on long runs I would listen around half the time and enjoy the silence for the other half, I realized the importance of... Continue Reading →

The Biggest Question: WHY!

As I got up this morning to say one last goodbye to the usual mid-week route around our neighborhood in Cairo, I felt this massive surge of emotions overtake my run! Although I had an exciting audio book, I hardly listened, and instead went nose diving into some bigger question that I avoided from the... Continue Reading →

Counting down …. NINE DAYS TO GO!

This morning ‘long run’ is the last in this episode! The 14 k were completely different from any other run! I had agreed with my sister we’d be doing it together. She didn’t think after her long break and twisted ankle that she would ever complete any runs, but she did 12 with me!!!! Those... Continue Reading →

The Friendly Dog Club

I cannot forget one of my earliest runs around Maadi suburb, south of Cairo, when a gang of dogs decided I was a threat and started gathering, trying to attack. I was saved only by an alert watch guard of company building nearby. I avoided that street until today, having witnessed these dogs scare several... Continue Reading →

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