Many would ask me as what makes me run long distances and why?
My Spontaneous reply would be“Running gives me inner peace, each passing kilometer pumps in more energy in me rather than depleting it, thereby increasing my self-confidence and self-belief”.
Usually a week before a long race is tapering, so was a week before SCMM 2013 where I was to run 21.1Kms half marathon. Beyond the obvious, taper window is full of anxiety, eagerness, excitement and adrenaline ready to rush. Unexpectedly, excitement doubled when the above mentioned won “best reason to run” amongst thousands of other entriesat Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2013 – Run with the king contest. Needless to say, an award was to greet & meet International ambassador of SCMM 2013, Haile Gabreselassie nicknamed as king of the road. A dream comes true moment for anyMarathoner!!
July 19, 2013 is when registrations opened for Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2014 to be held on January 19, 2014. Like any other freaky amateur marathoner, took few minutes to enroll myself for 42.2Kms race, nicknamed as one of the greatest run on earth.
With Confirmation on my registration coming in, excitement has reached to a new peak& looking forward to swell my marathon medal tally.
It’s time to undergo Intensive training program at Nike Run Club, once again.
With two full marathons, five half marathons&several 10Km sunder the belt, will stand proudly at the start line on January 19, 2014 i.e. THE RACE DAY. However it will be a fresh day and new race altogether. So true and in line with a famous saying “there’s no finish line, it’s just another start. Every day is a new day and every race brings new targets”
Finally, here comes reason to run Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2014,”This 42.2Kms grueling race is up against self, a race against time & a race against cancer” a run dedicated to my mother who won her race against cancer, a run dedicated to Tata Memorial Center for their ongoing fight against cancer.