What a Revelation it has been, truly awakening! And when you are awakening you break through lies. All these 10 days during the challenge, I was blissed out. Every run gave me simple joy and immense satisfaction.

The 10 days that I am talking is about a running challenge. I don’t have a clue what I was thinking when I decided to do this challenge. It just happened! There was no second thought, had it been then probably I would have never attempted. I must admit, this required a certain level of commitment and dedication.

It would have been lot easier if it was for ‘once in a blue moon’ long run that I usually do but the challenge here in this case was to run 5km for 10 consecutive days. And exactly this brought in a lot of discipline, unwavering focus to finish the job.

I got to understand that mind plays along with pretexts – you took a decision without thinking, you are lean already don’t do it and all kind of such nonsense. I realised that mind doesn’t want to get out of comfort zone. And within few days, It was clear to me that I have to first complete the run in my head and then on the trail. So it’s true and now I know that If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

These runs have transformed my Sleeping time, Diet preferences. There is no snooze button in my alarm, I am lot more confident in everything that I do. I can go on with the list. If at all this is runner’s high then certainly this is ‘miles’ ahead of any other ‘high’ that I ever had:)

This one sums up all my thoughts
“You might win some, you might lose some. But you go in, you challenge yourself, you become a better man, a better individual, a better fighter”.

I would like to thank Niharika for introducing me to running and paticularly to this challenge. Without her support and motivation this could have got difficult to complete. And thanks to my Family for letting me be and do what I was doing.

 

Day 1, Hated running laps on the same route and decided never to do it again.

 

Day 2

 

Day 3, slow run.

 

Day 4, To lake view point and forgetting exit gate to realise after running a km.

 

Day 5, Running with Mongoose and Rabbits

 

Day 6, Challenge within a challenge. Get pace below 6 and I did it:)

 

Day 7, Kundavada circuit. All time 4th for the route even after running extra to the view point at the centre of lake:)

 

Day 8, was disappointed that my pace dropped below 6 min benchmark that I had set.

 

Day 9, Second run on the same route and since i knew the elevation it helped me to increase pace where needed and conserve energy.

 

Day 10, Fastest ever, Mad rush!