Humbled by Malcolm Murphy who made me believe that I could run a marathon – if I showed up every Friday. Running has transformed my life and I will remain grateful to all those who inspired and helped me run my first marathon. DCS is my new family since 2010; I have made many friends and spend most of my off-work time with either runners or non-runners who eventually pick up running and that includes my wife, Mamta.
Fortunate enough to join the committee in 2014 to work towards enhancing race and members’ experience in the club. The race is a huge team effort; every stage of planning and execution is filled with challenges and demands best out of every volunteer. My most fulfilling moment in the race is to see the last runner crossing the finish line and happy runners celebrating in the race village.
There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.”
Every time I run it's with the mindset that if I die at this race, it's OK."
I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.”
Never underestimate the power that one good workout can have on your mind. Keeping the dream alive is half the battle.”
The world is actually full of challenges and we need to challenge ourselves. I took a challenge to run that fast. It consumes a lot of energy especially mentally. But I took myself and accepted to be challenged and I challenged the time.”