Monday, December 07, 2009

The Thankful Challenge - The Run

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What a fantastic run it turned out to be on Saturday. Eight miles of pure adrenaline rush. It was far from the flat course that I'd been training on. It was a terrain full of steep ups and slippery downs. There were interminable lengths where we were wading through waist-deep slush (think yellow coloured thick milkshake). There were stretches where the surface was so sticky that the shoes would get stuck at every step. It was like stomping through chewing gum. And then there were these massive puddles of knee-deep freezing cold water. The legs would burn and just as you'd managed to shake the water, you'd be plunged into an another one. It was massive fun.

It was the most alive I've felt in a long time. It was like a stinging slap to wake you up to the joys of life. I smiled and laughed through much of it. And it'd do it all again.

p.s. The photos don't quite convey the madness of it. My timing was far from what I'd hoped for. I completed the course in 1 hour 47 minutes.

Coming up, results from the challenge I'd set for you.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A Thankful Challenge

Thank you everyone for your show of hands. Here's what I propose to do.

I am running 8 miles this Saturday in an off-road challenge. Details of which may be found here. If you are in the neighbourhood, please do come and say hello.

Now, here's your challenge.

Write about someone you are really thankful for for their presence in your life. Post your story in your blog and drop me a line. The 8 winning stories will get a mile dedicated to them on Saturday. I will take a photo at every mile and post it later on this blog.

While we're on the subject, thank you for reading my blog.

Deadline: Friday evening 10 pm GMT

p.s. No, I haven't forgotten results of the earlier letter writing contest. Actually, I have. Results soon!

Hands up

...if you are reading this then please leave a comment.

I have a contest coming up for you and it needs a quick turnaround.

Go on, don't just stand there. Comment!