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 →

Taper Runs: What is Going On??

So, dear reader, I got over the extensor inflammation with extreme measures over the last two days (3-4 times icing per day, anti-inflammatory pills x 3, and gel as often as I could), and went for a not-so-long long run today. According to marathon gurus, it is supposed to be about 25k. After completing the... Continue Reading →

Grateful for Every Step

Today I decided it’s time for some light practice though also hard! I went walking! Unlike majority of runners I heard of, I am in love with walking. I walked in my life probably longer than I would ever run. Nearly every day I made sure to walk … even just a walk to the... Continue Reading →

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