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Think pink and Run the race

Going back to my post earlier this year, I made 3 promises to myself. They were my 3 New Year resolutions I ever made. One of them was to run a 5K, especially, running the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Sacramento. I DID IT!!! Yayyyy!!! Last Saturday, on May 8th, I ran the race for the Cure. For the runners it’s no big deal, but it was a huge deal for me! I made this resolution on the eve of my 30th birthday, it would be a lie if I say I wasn’t skeptical of my abilities to fulfill this.

May, 10, 2010

I’m not a runner, not anymore at least. But I wanted this to give me a reason to start running again. However, with my crazy schedule and everything else that’s been going on, running was the last thing I wanted to do.

I looked at myself on the mirror and realized that my excuses to deny the race weren’t good enough. I had to pull myself out of bed at 4:30 in the morning on a Saturday to make it to Cal Expo for the race. It was undoubtedly an amazing experience. Over twenty four thousand supporters, runners, walkers were there for a Cause. Many were running in the memory of their loved ones, many were survivors of cancer, there must have been a few who made this a new year resolution, just like me. I heard a story of a young mom of an 18-month old who couldn’t fight the cancer and died at the age of 31. I thought instantly, “I’m on the edge of 31 and I’m still healthy and alive”! I was grateful one more time. The experiences were greater than anything else, they gave a new meaning to this transient life. I think everyday we learn a little more about life, and that day I learned to see the life from a better angle. Even though, I stopped training months ago and I was totally out of shape, every step I took after the 2 mile stretch seemed like the last step of my life, I looked around and absorbed the positive energy around me and made another step towards the finish line.

I am thankful to four beautiful ladies who motivated me, supported me and were there with me from the beginning till the end of this race. Ladies, you know who you are and if you are reading this I’m saying out loud again that I couldn’t have done it without you. So THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I’m hoping to keep this up and make it to the next finish line with you.

Here’s a shot of us before the race, courtesy of Jeff Matulich.

  • Mariea Rummel: Beautiful story Nudrat! What an wonderful feeling of accomplishment and helping a wonderful cause at the same time.
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