Monday, June 08, 2009

......RUN FOREST RUN.....

So the day came again .. I had planned for it long .. and planned it hard .. After going to Cornell I was consistently motivated to do it .. because there were so many people all around the place who did it swiftly and continuously .. and I was astonished, surprised, shocked and challenged ; how can they do it when I give up so fast .. is it in their genes or have they trained themselves so hard ..

So there I was .. after coming to Toronto for work .. had a week off and nothing to do . So I took out all the cool gears I had gathered to mark the big event .. Nike Shoes .. Apple IPod and a cool short hair cut styled with hair gel .. I knew I was ready for it .. I might fail but I made sure that I would look good even while failing :)

I already had a long day .. applying for my SIN no and shopping at a mall with a friend .. I had stood helplessly while she tried 1000 sandals .. [ ah no .. this time it was not for hitting me ] I had drank coffee .. soda, had cookies and heavy lunch .. tried killing the time in vain [ offcourse there are other perks when you are shopping in a ladies section :)] .. ahem ahem .. so back to the topic .. This was the appropriate time to begin my journey .. I was destined to do it today ..

So against all oppositions I embarked on the journey .. The other day, I had seen a girl do the same on the opposite side of the road so I decided to take the same path .. I convinced myself that this is the path where all the regulars do it .. I started slowly first .. but the excitement was so high I could not control myself ... so I got carried along .. moving closer and closer ..not realizing what I am doing.. getting lost in the songs .. as if I was drunk .. I never realized how close I had moved .. finally the moment of realization came .. I guess I had done it ... I had planned about it a lot since 2 years when I had failed to do it and was hurt .. but now I was victorious .. I had ran more than 2 kms at a stretch!! .. I can actually call that as running .. but I was dead at the end of the road .. i should have taken it easy there was no reason to hurry along .. I felt that 2 big 5 kg blocks were tied to my legs , they were frozen the moment I stopped running .. nevertheless I was victorious..

I always thought its more exciting to do bigger things in life but time and again I get surprised that you derive more happiness by doing things which you thought you wont be able to do ... This feeling of joy today was more than the feeling I had few days back when I graduated !! .. I always knew I would graduate .. everybody graduates in US :) .. but now I can run !!


Dagny said...

good one....
but i am surprised that u didnt start running in grad school..
generally ppl run a lot during grad school to vent out frustration..
i know i did :)
started running the same miles here as i did in kms back home (1.5x).... that jus reflects that better roads, lesser traffic, smaller queues cant vouch for less frustration i guess :)

P1 said...

thanks sudnya ..

grad school went fast .. 32 credits .. 2 sem.... half sem temp -20 deg celcius :)

P1 said...

btw .. i can do 5 kms now ..