Monday, August 24, 2009

Why Do I Run ?

As i start answering this question, i can clearly separate the pre-marathon and post-marathon days..

During the school days, i was lucky to win a few medals at the school / district and run at the state levels. I ran 100 / 200 mts at school / district levels and 400 mts & 4x100 mts relay at school / district / state levels. Those days, i admit , the top reasons for running were to be the fastest runner in school , receive the medal from the school principal at the morning 'assembly' in school , win a medal at the state level ( and get into a top engineering college through sports quota!! ) , impress some of the 'friends' at the school sports day :P .. okie, i know that was selfish !!!

Move a few years forward and i ran my first marathon in 2006. And here are some of the reasons why i run these days...

“If you want to win something, run the 100 meter race. If you want to experience something, run the Marathon” – Emil Zatopek


Ashwin Raghu said...

Hey KK, I'd recommend Haruki Murakami's book "What I talk about when I talk about running"... its a great read written in a memoir... you'll find it at Landmark

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