First of all, wish you all #GlobalRunningDay and I am sure most of you would already be out running or back from it to commemorate the day. I ran too after a really long break. I know you have heard this multiple times but when I say long I mean months. Since mid last year, my mind was off running and while I was running now and then, my speed had slowed, my frequency had gone down. By September I had registered by myself in OXFAM and started concentrating more on walking and building strength. November was my last ever long run where I did 21 kms with a little struggle. In December, my team(an all women’s team, makes it sound better, doesn’t it?), and I finished OXFAM trailwalker, a 100 kms trail walk under 48 hours and we were ecstatic. Many teams gave up during the trail as it is as much a test of your mental strength as physical(you walk over hills and forests through scorching heat and through pitch dark), but why am I talking about this here? After the OXFAM, I felt I had my moment of glory and now I could hang my boots and that I did. By now I had written off the SCMM or any marathons for the year. However, as the day approached like every other runner, I couldn’t resist going for the marathon. Being unprepared I could barely run and walk and this year the weather Gods were also not kind enough. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I barely finished the half marathon.
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