Life is all about small small recognitions and accomplishments… By reading above quote, don’t prejudge me as I’m going to tell Life philosophy.

Just I wanna emphasis one great thing I felt today. Yes, It’s all about Marathon…

Our entity organised a marathon which was about 5km, 10km, 21km categories… Even though as a daily treadmill runner, I just filled application for this event reluctantly.

SEPTEMBER 23rd, 4.45 am

Usually my weekend starts and ends with books as I always prefer to be with them. But, this weekend something special about this event. I felt gladly to be participate in this event and geared up for 10km long run with consistency from last 2 weeks…

Finally, the D-Day has come. I woke up and got ready for the run at 4.30 am. Transportation was arranged by our entity and the run was planned to conduct in Nice road, Bangalore.

When me and my colleague reached up the spot, we were astonished by seeing all endeavours made by our organisation and the spirit level of our co-runners.

The place was quite amazing in eco-friendly and We could sensed the zero traffic level.

After took up 1 banana and some glucose capsules I just boosted my energy level for endurance run and warmed up for 15 minutes to get back muscles in active form.

Finally at 6’o clock the organisers flagged up the 10km run. Timing chip was inserted on my bib. I kick started running with the spirit of finish it as much faster I can.

When my shoe touched the road, I felt the feel of getting closer with nature as I was running in dawn breeze. To be frankly It was like a kid running on floor with naked foot and I could sense that abondoned childhood within me just awakened instantly.

On my 4th km it might be, I was somewhat about to cease to get back my energy level. Suddenly, I heard one humble voice, “Come on bhai, Come on bhai… You can finish it easily”. Yes, It was my senior and we didn’t know each other before. But, he sown a so called weapon named hope at that time when I was tired.( Thanks Bhai)

Now I finished 5km and got returned to my way back for complete 10km. In between I took gulcose water and drank it on my way of running itself (Competition matter). While running In my mind only one thing was running ‘However we should finish it within one hour’.

My heart was beated like a hell. My veins badly wanted to finish this game with the same spirit as how I started it. I kept on keep going. Rapidly I increased my speed also while returning. Barely I overcame around 50 players on my way back.

It was about to 500 Meter. I could sense the joy of about to finish my first ever professional marathon and kids were there to encourage the runners. “Good job Uncle…Keep going” a kid shouted and gave me his hand from outside the track. Wow.. that feel… How could I emphasis…

It was about to 50 meter I guess, I increased my speed level inorder to overcome my elder corunner. I overcame him and reached up successfully my line. Suddenly, that elder fellow runner rushed to me and told something inspired. He was 78 years old. Still he keep running as it is his passion and he participated in hundreds of marathon then before. And we shared each other’s talk and he advised me “consistency gives you a way in marathon more than instant speed”. And I really got inspired by that grandpa. He finally told “Always get addict to positive habits which makes your life healthy”. I saluted and hugged him by heartedly and we shared our byes each other.

Yes, It was totally unforgettable event.I finished 10km in 56min 46 sec and came 78th rank among 1273 participants. Atlast, I sensed that life is not at all about earning and buy your desired 3BHK and it’s about small small accomplishments and recognitions too.

I request everyone to get high naturally by which habit secrets dopamine in your neurones wheather it may be Painting, Reading,Writing, Running, Coding, Quants puzzle solving what ever it may be which suits your cup of tea in your leisure time….Don’t forget..Get high naturally..!

– Vignesh Sekar , 560100


Another Engineering graduate.Avid reader.Ambivert.

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