Back to Cairo, I spent the first few days busy with a ton of details: washing, cleaning house, shopping groceries, saying hello to people etc. Yesterday I got myself to start opening my machine again and work a little on some pending communications and worried about some useless details. I had the intention of heading... Continue Reading →
More like Marathon Week really! Few days before the Amsterdam marathon on Sunday 21 October 2018, I flew from hometown in Cairo where temperatures were still around late 20s and early 30s Celsius, to Amsterdam where temperatures were dropping fast to 10s and 7s at night! Upon arrival on the 18th, I was already feeling... Continue Reading →
My marathon journey is ending here... With the trip back from Amsterdam to Cairo. I have very mixed feelings: there's the thrill and victory... And also the questions. There's a new realization of strength within... And also a responsibility. There are no coincidences!As I get ready to get into bed after another midnight flight, I... Continue Reading →
Yes... That's me! Under 5 hours!! Totally burnt out, barely walking after the finish line! Holding my medal during a celebration dinner later with sister and friends.
My gear is all set...bib.. clothes... shoes.. basically my mind made up on all details as much as possible! I spent the day around the city with my sister and her friends, then lunch with a lovely lady from my previous life, before indulging in homemade pasta for dinner followed by cookies! I resisted hard... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →