Well, aren’t you all the absolute best readers a gal could ask for?!

After my feeling-sorry-for-myself post the other day, so many of you sent kind messages, and made me feel embarrassed by your generous words.

Thank you.

You are all smashing.

Watching all the videos on Instagram of people collecting their bibs for tomorrow’s Mumbai marathon, and seeing photos of my fellow Dilliwalas posing happily on sunny Marine Drive, yes, of course I feel very FOMO-y.

But, as they say, it is what it is.

Many of you sent sweet messages telling me that there are many more races ahead of me, and I choose to believe you.

Despite my age 😛 I fully intend to keep running for many years to come, so yes, agreed – I do indeed have many more races in me 🙂

If the weather here in Delhi permits, and if the AQI isn’t too horrific, I might go for a slow lil’ trot in my local park this afternoon. I’ll pretend I’m doing a pre-marathon gentle shake down, and that’ll make me feel better.

These 2 photos are when the finish line was in sight (above) during my first and (below) my last Mumbai Marathon

On a scale of all the terrible stuff happening in this world of ours, pulling out of a marathon does not figure. At all.

Doesn’t even cause the smallest of blips.

I might well be feeling a tad despondent, but no-one else cares two hoots. This is 100% my lack of training, my setback and my disappointment.

So, as the song says (or at least I think it does) I’ll pick myself up, dust myself down and start all over again.

And I will!

To everyone running tomorrow, chak de!

Have a blast, run safely & happily, and enjoy those fantastic Mumbai crowds & the fabulous city for me 🙂

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