Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Number 5784

That was my marathon day running number. The run was great and I enjoyed myself thoroughly. Needless to say I was pooped after it. And hurting.

21 kms. 2 hours and 2 seconds. Next year will be a sub-2 hour run for sure.

Some of the sights and sounds as I ran (some in my head):

  • The loud Punjabi bhangra at Fountain
  • Thousands of feet pounding the streets of Mumbai at 6.45 on a Sunday morning
  • The Navy brass band at Marine Drive
  • Fellow runners from the gym cheering each other on as we crossed each other
  • Watching in awe as the Kenyans whooshed by at nearly 17 km/h at Haji Ali
  • Struggling on the uphill on the way back at Peddar Road
  • Looking out for the water counters on the way
  • Turning the corner at Babulnath on the way back knowing I was on the home stretch
  • The thought of slowing down near Chowpatty with 4 kms to go.
  • Can't slow down now
  • Running on empty as I see the finish line in the distance
  • An eternity passes until, at last, I am back where I began

6 comments:

haathi said...

wow!! sounds like fun. i so need to start running again :(

Alexys Fairfield said...

Ajeya,
Thanks for the rundown (Ha ha. Get it?)

Congrats on finishing, that's the real victory.

Ajeya said...

haathi... the effort was definitely worth it. i love running! yeah, you should! :)

alexys... rundown? :) thank you!

Alexys Fairfield said...

Ajeya,
Just wanted to invite you to visit my new blog.

www.soulmeetsworld.com

Hope to see you there.

evil_me_never! said...

i wana do that tooo.... some day i hope!!

Ajeya said...

alexys... will drop in for sure!

EMN... you should! it's one of the greatest feelings in the world to finish it!