It seems like there were a quite a few races taking place across the world this weekend. The annual Standard Chartered Marathon took place in Mumbai yesterday. Along with the half & full distance, they also organised a “Dream Run 6 km.” Last minute (i.e. Friday), I decided to run the latter with the charity Life Trust- the marathon spirit was too contagious to ignore!
Believe it or not, I’ve been running for 7 years, yet this is the first official running event I’ve taken part in. I was amazed at how well-organised it was: plenty of water stations along the way, live bands, floods of crowds cheering…and apparently it was even better for the half & full marathoners. Along with ending with a case of the obvious runners’ high, here are some other tidbits from yesterday:
- Sleeping for less than 5 hours the night before probably wasn’t the smartest idea
- I’m pretty sure the clock ticked slower during the one-hour waiting period before the race started
- Always look at the racecourse beforehand. When I saw that we were approaching the Princess Street Flyover Bridge and suddenly had to start running uphill, three letters came mind: FML
- 6 km is currently my favourite distance to run
- Roadside running is so much more pleasant without car honks or the fear of getting “run” over
- I have no clue of my exact finishing time…just that it was under 37 minutes
- Running makes me
- If I could find a way to bottle up the feeling after a run, I would be cashing in some serious bucks!
I can’t end a post about the Mumbai Marathon without giving a shout out to my friends Maneka & Ria who killed the half marathon- SO proud of you both
What was the highlight of your Sunday?
What’s your favourite distance to run/walk?