Monday, May 26, 2008

A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step

Yeah I did it.........

A wish and desire to complete a Marathon Race starts with completing a 10K Race....

I feel little satisfied that I achieved something.

I feel that I am committed and determined and want to continue the same....

I know there is lot more to do....but it's just a beginning.

Ohhhhh Sorry am I confusing with lot more adjectives.....Ok let me come to the point straight away...

Today I completed a 10K race(6.2 miles) in 67 minutes 43 seconds....(even though not my best..)

On tread mill i used to complete it in 57-60 minutes approx....

But I couldn't get practice on road,and this was the first time i ran road(With uphills,slopes..which are all new to me)

Anyways this a good start i hope....

But i learned few lessons in the process of preparing for this 10K race and completing it.

Prepare for the worst....and life will not be the way you want it to be...or dream it should be.....Prepare for the odds...

The reason I am saying this is...I didn't know whether I will participate in this race or not...but I was desperate that I should participate in it.....Just 2 days before, I mean on May 24,2008 I was practicing for the race and I ran about 8.2 miles...but that's not the issue...the issue is that in the process of doing it I got my left leg knee locked and it gave lot of pain when ever the leg came in contact with the floor......

I felt really bad....and I thought.....what.....?????

What is happening.....?

In the desire to achieve the speed...now you have come to a stage where you are thinking...."Can I participate in the race...?".

I felt I shouldn't have run that extra 2 miles.....but again I thought "What has happened has.already.. happened,now there's no point in worrying about that......the issue is what are you doing ...now???

Everything happens for a reason....(mostly for a good reason.)


So I made up my mind...come what may....I should participate in the race..

Actually I was planning to complete 2 races of 6.2 miles the 2 days before the race...but since I was little upset with the first race...I dropped the idea of the 2nd practice race which i thought of doing it 1 day before the race,but i didn't do it....and good that suddenly i got an idea that I have combiflam tablets.....(thanks to ravindra pedananna...who gave me them when i was coming here to U.S ....they helped me in the right time...). So I used them and it relieved me from the pain which i got due to the knee lock.....and finally I could make it............

Thank you God for letting me feel satisfied that....."If i think I can do.....I will do..it and I can do it..".

But the point is please.....please..make me feel that "I can do it and I have the potential to do it.......",rest I will look after..... hahah :-)

So in brief the lessons I learned or points to remember from this experience are :

1."Everything happens for a reason"

2.Prepare for the odds...
("Life can never be the way you want it to be...It can be better or worse..but prepare for everything...")

3.You can dooooooooo itttttttt Leader......You can........

Yes I did it..and its just a single step......still have lot more miles....to complete the journey...

Here are few moments of my satisfaction...







1 comment:

naz said...

gr8 work dude I knew u ll complete it and also u seem to have done a lot of prep for this(tread mill) -- gr8 beginning.