And I am here in London! I can’t believe that I have made it on the fundraising front. With the help of friends and family, we are on track to reach the goal to raise GBP 1,800 for Scope for Disability. It is my first time running for charity and I tried all sorts of things to hit the target. From talking to brands to selling stuff to posting online. I have a lot to learn and can get better at it but I am just happy that all the scrappy efforts have paid off. Thank God too for social media for making things a little easier.
But amidst all these, it truly boils down to the generosity of people who believe in making a dream a reality. A lot of you remained anonymous, some not even wanting me to post anything about the contribution. I told you my story and you believed in it, believed that an ordinary person has a chance to finish all of the major marathons of the world. For the first time in my life, I found the courage to ask. I was never one who would ask for anything but the clarity of purpose is very strong that I felt compelled to share it with the rest of the world. Thank you for the unwavering belief, thank you for your heartfelt generosity.
On the training front, I have also learned a lot about giving. Within us lie so much potential and there is power in knowing that. This is the hardest I have trained ever and I have never been more focused on my running. My body is exhausted but I have never been happier. And I have more to give and I will give it my all, run with all my heart on race day. The training started with Boston Qualifer as the goal but throughout the process I have come to realize that it is ultimately about giving one’s utmost and pouring it into something worth believing and striving for.
As I gear up for the marathon week, I am reminded of something a very good friend has told me time and time again. “There is a lot to give and happiness is being the gift that keeps on giving. ”