Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and life in general

“Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
There’s a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
Though down this road we’ve been so many times”

We humans have the capability of sometimes surprising ourselves, going beyond what one can comprehend. Last night when I got free from an academic session which was compulsory to attend it was already 2 a.m. and i had a cab booked for 5 a.m. Incidentally the cab turned up early by half an hour. So with little sleep and sporadic practice over the last month I was unprepared for the run. But then I said to myself that this is how things are bound to be and all that one can do is make a choice. The difficult choice in life is something which distinguishes you from others. I had another session today at 1 p.m. and running the race also meant no sleep even after the event. Even the friends were suggesting to rest a bit but this was something which was more than a race to me, something about a strength unknown to self and so i just wore the shoes and ran. ran like i never did before.

Delhi is still hot and there was a stretch of almost 10km which was on flat road with no trees. It was extremely hot which added to the almost tired body. But somehow the 31,000 odd people running gave each other the strength. Compared to the Mumbai Marathon there was less cheering by the crowd but at the same time the track seemed to be familiar. I had spent some great times spent at the India Gate and for a period of 2 months of summer intern ship it was my favourite spot.At that time i had never envisaged running in all sweat past it and was really a high of today’s run.

I will always miss and i miss Madras a lot, especially the college terrace. I have made few good friends here too and it is fun with them. But life in general is a pressure cooker. It is amongst all these that I find those times of fun, most of them come at the football field while others come in tit bits. People are awesome, each different from other. I have an interesting knack of making friends with some people who are generally criticized. I don’t understand why everyone goes with glory , goes with high achievers , they are great and i too am friends with them but i feel that all our batchmates are the same and deserve respect. Try traveling with that one person whom you would have not done otherwise and you will realize my point. We are a generation who goes by our preconceived notion or in management terms what we call as the Halo effect. You will find me writing more from mid of this month, till then happy reading and thanks for dropping by.

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