Yes….It’s My Birthday

And the gift I received is the gift of knowing.... I Can Do It!


In Short: I MADE IT

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.

Tomorrow is the day!

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 →

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 →

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