The day started with me dreaming that I had forgotten my running shoes in Munich. I woke up and, as the sleep cleared out of my eyes, I could only swear softly … I had forgotten my running shoes in Munich. But I had luck on my side and I finally found a friend, who could lend me his son’s extra pair of shoes…
And the day ended with me holding the only tangible proof that I had finally managed to complete my first run. Last year, I had almost given up with my knee hurting and frustration piling up when people suggested that it possibly wasn’t for me.
Thank you, Dad! This one’s for you.
I am still connecting donations for the Asha project – you can donate on my Betterplace.org page. Thank you for your support!
Team Asha 2014 – a team photo before the run (Oct. 26, 2014)
Photo Credit: Nancy Morthala
The Festhalle was all decked up when we went to collect our running numbers – light, sound, cheerleaders, dancing troupes… it had it all (Oct. 25, 2014)
My running number – 1022C (Oct. 26, 2014)
After forgetting my running shoes in Munich, I started the race using friend’s son’s old shoes – I was lucky. It saved my day. (Oct. 26, 2014)
Team Asha 2014 – a team photo before the run (Oct. 26, 2014) Photo Credit: Nancy Morthala
My relay team – Paritosh, Kasturi, Karthik, and Anjali – running the last metres to the finish line together (Oct. 26, 2014) Photo credit: Nancy Morthala
Finishing together is the awesomeness of the day. (Oct. 26, 2014)
Holding Kasturi’s and my medals in the evening. The tangible memory of a day spent well. Of my first run. (Oct. 26, 2014)