Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure. This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life.
A week after running my first (and almost definitely, the last)! Comrades Marathon, I am still left with one unfinished agenda – writing my comrades experience. My writing however has been limited to only e-mails (annoying ones for the most part)!, some comments on others’ writings, Facebook©®™ status updates and tweets. I had taken up blogging in the past with mixed results and unkept promises. Just like running, I keep trying again and again, take a fall, lick the wounds and still rise again, with my ego yet to be deflated. Over the past week, some of my friends expressed their interests in reading about my comrades experience. Living in a world where the virtual world is larger than the physical one, the ‘some friends’ is automatically multiplied to many friends and hence, the deluded presumption that a world is out there to read what I write.
Running 89.2K is not something that I have attempted even in one week, let alone on a single day. It was not just the run but the journey to the comrades has also been a long one. Just like one of the Saas-Bahu soaps, it is difficult to decide where to start and where to end. I make the start today and would work on getting the story over the next few weeks or months or years. The road ahead for the blog looks as bleak and uncertain as I was during the start of comrades. Hope to have an enjoyable journey and if the journey is enjoyable, the destination is only a bonus. The journey shall continue till it attracts sizeable ‘likes’ on the Facebook©®™ – A standard for its online attraction.
Running 89.2K is definitely not a one man effort, even if it is the individual who accomplishes the feat and awarded the prestigious medal. Over the long journey, there has been many people who have encouraged, motivated and directly helped me in getting past the finish line with 2 minutes and 2 seconds to spare. Over the next few weeks, I would do my best to credit each one of them and yet, it would be still incomplete.