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I ran Pinkathon

24 Feb

I can’t express how ecstatic I am! Yessss, I did it, I did it!!! Wooohooo. Please don’t assume I did the 10K by the way I am flaunting my “achievement”. I did the least distance run, the 3K. But for a non-sports person like me, who had never run any race even in her school life, this was huge. I always had the mind block that any kind of physical activity was not my cup of tea. Participating in a Marathon was on of my long cherished dreams, just to prove my own perception wrong.

Also, ever since I read RM‘s participation in Marathons, I have had the marathon keeda constantly poking somewhere in the corner of me head. I finally registered for the Bangalore Pinkathon 3K run. I did not opt for the timing chip as I was not competing on the time front. I simply had to complete the run. And I must write a special thanks to RM, my Marathon Maata, for leaving a comment wishing me well on the eve of the marathon. It boosted my confidence to a new high.

The event was mind blowing. There was a sea of enthusiastic women out there, all seemed to be on a mission. There was Zumba workout conducted by Shiamak Davar institute. It was like a music concert, all of us participants swaying to some amazing numbers following the instructors on stage. My office colleague was supposed to join me but she missed the early morning bus and was still on the way. I was alone and most women were in groups. I shed all my inhibitions and danced like no one watched me. I enjoyed myself πŸ™‚ The race began right on time. Abbas and Mantam were waiting at the Stadium where the race commenced and also would end.

I started exactly at 7:01 am, ran, jogged, walked… and then saw some volunteers on the way cheering and again pumped myself up and started running again. This kept happening but I was moving Baby!!! And then when there were 400 metres left to the finishing line, we were back to the stadium and I could see Mantam and Abbas gazing expectantly at the bunch of women buzzing past. I cheerfully waved at them and suddenly started running very very fast. I completed the race at 7:26 am. I took 25 minutes to cover 3 KM distance. I think I did well. Whaddya say? Well, this is just the beginning. I am gonna run again and try to beat my own timing πŸ™‚

Some pointers from the marathon in RM style:

-> I was amazed at elderly women who were so energetic. Salute to their spirit. I even spotted an old woman who wore a saree and had worn the Pinkathon T-shirt on top of it. Amazing, isn’t it?

-> I once again had a huge crush on Milind Soman who is one of the brand ambassadors of Pinkathon. What grace, what charm, what smartness!!! He was an eye candy with his salt pepper hair and mustache… We even got a chance to click a pic with him πŸ™‚

-> The event started right on time, which was the best part, not even a minute here or there! Kudos to the organizers.

-> Spotted one lady who had put on kgs of makeup. I shouldn’t be judging anyone but that early in the morning, among all the women who came in with hardly any makeup, I could easily spot her and was surprised!

-> There were little girls 7-8 years old perhaps, they were running so well! I began dreaming about running with Mantam in a few years to come.

-> The voulnteers kept cheering all along the route, it felt so good and their shout-outs helped me regain my rigour and not lose focus.

Today my legs have been protesting to move even a centimetre. But it was a Monday as usual, and I had to go about all the chores. Though every movement pained, there was a sweetness of achievement emanating from it and I am loving it!!!

Some pictures:
After the race

At home

Milind

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20 Comments

Posted by on February 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

20 responses to “I ran Pinkathon

  1. Bingo's Mom

    February 25, 2014 at 12:11 am

    wow… super, Seema. Congrats!

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    • Seema

      June 5, 2014 at 2:57 am

      Thanks a lot BM πŸ™‚

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  2. Dil On The Rocks

    February 25, 2014 at 3:58 am

    That’s a great achievement. Congratulations. πŸ™‚

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    • Seema

      June 5, 2014 at 2:57 am

      Thank you so much Dil (Can I call you that?)

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  3. R's Mom

    February 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    yipeeee congrats Seema so so so proud of you…super timing too..I took about 35 minutes to complete hehehehe πŸ™‚ Thats a great photo with the Great milind sonam..he is so hot na?

    and you look so hot as well..you have lost oodles of weight..wow!

    and mantam, kya kahu..sigh! ever in love with them..

    Three cheers to you..am so so proud again πŸ™‚

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    • Seema

      June 5, 2014 at 2:59 am

      Thanks thanks thanks, as I said earlier too… you are my Marathon Maata.

      Milind Soman is fiery hot. I had a hard time concealing the drool πŸ˜›

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  4. Sumana

    February 25, 2014 at 9:22 am

    LOL wonderful me too did the 3k one. Was wonderful got over really fast.

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    • Seema

      June 5, 2014 at 3:00 am

      Hey Sumana, we knew we were both going there. We should have exchanged numbers and met up.

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  5. ashreyamom

    February 25, 2014 at 11:27 am

    wow.. good that u participated and made a beginning.. may be years later u will finish it too.. :P.. nice to see a family pic.. πŸ™‚

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    • Seema

      June 5, 2014 at 3:04 am

      Thanks AM. That pic of mine was with Milind Soman re, Abbas was the photographer πŸ™‚

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  6. greenboochi

    February 25, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Yay to you for running the pinkathon πŸ™‚ That pic with Milan is awesome πŸ™‚ Cant agree with you more!

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  7. Little Fingers

    February 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Yay you did it πŸ™‚ A very proud moment isn’t it?

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    • Seema

      June 5, 2014 at 3:05 am

      A very proud moment indeed πŸ™‚

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  8. lifewithasparklingsoul

    February 27, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Wowww..that’s amazing..congrats Seema…I too have a dream of running marathon..:)

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    • Seema

      June 5, 2014 at 3:06 am

      Thanks LWSS. You must register for one and then rest will fall in place. To live a dream is an unmatched feeling.

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  9. manasaprasad

    October 15, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Wow! Did u train for this??? I loved those pointers in the end. I have been wanting to try them in my blog, like, “what I learnt from the experience” etc.
    And a picture with milind? How awesome! πŸ™‚

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    • Seema

      October 17, 2014 at 9:26 am

      I find pointer posts rather easy to write πŸ™‚

      No, I didn’t train Manasa. Just did Leslie walk for a month at home itself. Milind Soman still has it in him ❀

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      • manasaprasad

        October 17, 2014 at 11:06 am

        I loved Leslie walk .. now my mom is doing it as well.

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        • Seema

          December 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm

          Yay! How awesome is that πŸ™‚

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