Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The High - Marathon


After those 42 kms, I existed only in relation to the finish line. And unlike the one that I chanced upon some 27 years ago, this was an existence of my own choosing; one that I had negotiated hard for. In the begining, I had said "I am strong"; but the hills made me walk. The sun then said "You are not strong enough"; but I walked on. "You don't have enough heart" said the altitude; "Whatever it is, it can endure", I replied. The desert tried to trick me; I persevered and it relented. And then after 06:12, there I was, humbled and proud; I wasn't much but whatever I was I was of my own creation.

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9 comments:

Neha Khaitan said...

Very well written!! Especially "And unlike the one that I chanced upon some 27 years ago, this was an existence of my own choosing; one that I had negotiated hard for."

Navin Sadarangani said...

Good one. Congratulations.

Bharath said...

Nice writeup Sachin.
Glad you overcame your fight against the elements. I think all marathoners regularly redefine their own existence as they run one marathon after another.

Kshitiz Anand said...

:) Nice. Wonderful words.

DesiSuperman said...

Great write up...

Devyani said...

Very well Written Sachin! Congratulation for the great achievement and expressing your experience beautifully! The mountains are intimidating and at the same time inspiring.

Sachin Tyagi said...

Thanks guys! :)

Don Quixote said...

Humbled and proud; you seem to have imbibed your lessons well!

Congrats.

Trips said...

Superb Sachin, glad to have shared the footprints with you

Trips