And the gift I received is the gift of knowing.... I Can Do 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.
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 →
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 →
I went for regular practice run today, finding my legs heavy! If not for Headspace Andy Puddicombe’s voice on Nike Run Club guided run, I would have probably given up real early. With so much in my head, travel details, car maintenance, trips across Cairo and errands to finish, I couldn’t believe that the day... Continue Reading →
So folks, it’s time to pack!! Watch out for the runner! Remember …. 13705 Ticket booked, practice completed, visa received, friends contacted (to stay over and meet), I’m all set! Except I’m not really sure what to pack in my tiny carry on backpack!? Except for the shoe (my faithful, enduring Saucony), and pants (Mango... Continue Reading →