When I asked Anyuta Dhir, one of my ASICS Running Club friends, to share her thoughts on her first ever half marathon, I knew I’d get happiness.
Anyuta is fairly new to running, and indeed only touched 13km for the first time at the end of August.
Less than 2 months later, voilà!
Her first half marathon. Done & dusted.
This is a young woman with determination, grit, and oodles of enthusiasm and passion, and she totally deserves the joy of her first half.
Here you, the lady in her own, inimitable words 🙂
“They say LIFE IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU MAKE IT…..
I realized more than that in this RUNNING GROUP that I joined just a few months ago.
All the wonderful BEINGS I met….made me a RUNNER out of the FREE SPIRIT I never knew I HAD.
List of Acknowledgement is endless….but today OUT OF NOTHING I AM A HALF MARATHONER….that too a first timer.
How every, bit was contributed by these beautiful souls I met every morning…and today though I FEEL it’s me but I KNOW IT’s the CREATION of GOD that made me reach here and the VIA MEDIA his creations IN WHO I CALL FRIENDS.
This BIG DAY, I RAN rather was made to run with my AWESOME PACER who pulled me through in the literal sense….made me learn DETERMINATION and COMMITMENT…
SINCE I HAVE JOINED THE GROUP I HAVE LEARNT TO GIVE, TO MAKE WAY, AND TO ACCEPT THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD AS IS….and the RESULT IS MATCHLESS…
FULL OF LOVE, FULL OF JOY, HEALTH, and VITALITY not to mention the UNIVERSE FULL OF AFFINITY I GET.
NO WONDER I REALISED THAT I RUN ONLY FOR ONE CAUSE AND THE CAUSE IS LOVE.
DEBUTANT 02:35 Hours….
ONLY BECAUSE OF ALL MY RUNNING COLLEAGUES, COACH, GUIDING LIGHTS, INSPIRATION and FRIENDS.
YOU ARE, SO I AM.
LOADS OF LOVE TO EACH ONE OF YOU.”
Shabash, my friend, and here’s to many more races and even more joy!