Saturday, February 18, 2006

My Last words ...

hey..only the last words on this blog before my marathon :) .

I had to kind of 'pep-up' our wonderful team too!

Hey ppl,

Take it easy and no tension. If at all you feel nervous think about all inspirational moments in our training. These are moments that were turning points in our running careers.

1. Gaurav misleading savitha on the first long run
2. Savitha misleading karthik in revenge
3. My burnt pasta in our first potluck
4. Arvind being given president's treatment with cop cars and all at the 20 miler.
5. Mihir loving the hills and going "insane" after the tablets.
6. My piece of philosophy of "finding one's own path"
7. Steve getting so irritated with A+ gaurav's questions that he volunteers to cut his legs off.

and so on :)

Seriously, its been a party so far!! At the finish line tomorrow it will be the biggest party of them all!!

We are well trained and are prepared. Don't work yourself up ..just enjoy the party tomorrow ...10,000 ppl running, a sea of ppl on either side of the roads, music bands almost every mile, Team asha support teams at various points, known faces and the whole city cheering for you.

...and of course, when you reach the finish line there will be beer :)

Life like the marathon tomorrow teaches us to focus on positives and keep going. When you think of the legs that ache or the body that says enough... just spare a thought for the underprivileged we all strive for. Is this pain and suffering anywhere close to what they undergo ? Think of the change that this could bring in their lives...

Zatopek said "If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon."...

when we were discussing about a slogan for next year sanjeev came up with one that fits us damn well!

"If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to change a life, run a marathon."

You are a hero because you will cross the finish line tomorrow. You are a hero because the kid in that remote village of india can now go to school.

Go Team Asha!!

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