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Monday, December 07, 2009

The Thankful Challenge - The Run


(Images courtesy: prosportphotos.com)

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.

7 comments:

SUR NOTES said...

oh what fabulous photos of you. And yes, it sounds like it was spectacular.

Cheers!

PRG said...

sooooooper.... ammani You only can do things differently...
excellent.

Premalatha said...

Lovely photos. Looks like you had a good time.

Annan Guevara said...

If you remember almost 25 years back when we ran the Chennai half marathon someone in the crowd shouted at you.."Ido barra Disco Santi"

Blogeswari said...

Congratulations!Super!

Annan Guevera - And said " Idho paaruda Bakkoda kaadhar at you!" :-p

Madura said...

Truly jealousy provoking blog and photos! :) Sounds like a lot of fun ... I read that early morning at 4:30am (morning feed time!) and went to sleep and had an elaborate dream of me running in all kinds of places!!! :))) ...
Wish I were there!

And yes, definitely a great photo.

Priya said...

Great pic, Abhi! Power to you!