Ok, a lot of walking and good amount of running, till the Finish line of the 5k Run, in today’s Airtel Hyderabad Marathon.
It was our first ever participation in such an activity and for one, about which we weren’t even sure of completing, the entire experience was amazing and the sense of accomplishment was thrilling.
I enrolled in the run, about more than a month ago, and had been pestering V to do the same, but all my efforts had been in vain. Finally, I gave up and decided to take part alone, and V accompanied me to the event this morning, very obediently. And as luck would have it, we bumped into an old friend of V, as soon as we entered the premises, who was volunteering for today’s event and running in tomorrow’s event. After a quick chat, he left us and re-appeared with a bib, the entry into the run, and safety pins too, to fasten to your t-shirt and just ordered V to enter the run. I couldn’t resist smiling and didn’t give V a chance to think before acting. So there we were, all set to enter the run !
The energy there was contagious, with music, with people of all sizes, from kids to aged people, with lots of volunteers, with so much of frenzied activity. We just moved along with the crowd, ran whenever we could, walked whenever we couldn’t run, admired the enthusiasm around, pulled up all the energy to finish the run, and there, we finally did it 🙂
The sense of starting something for the first time is by itself exhilarating , and succeeding in it is something more.
I definitely am looking forward to the next such opportunity.
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