Thursday, December 20, 2012

Facing your Fears

After my disastrous first marathon, I resolved never to attempt the distance again. And yet, even as I made that resolution, I knew I would have to return at least once. If only to prove to myself that I was not scared.
I trained hard for it. Almost let it become an all-consuming passion. And in January, I did it. I exceeded my wildest expectations; ran a marathon of which I could be proud. On my birthday, I ran the distance again. By the end of the year, I ran my first ultra.
When you face your fears, they disappear.

While I was running on the Bandra-Worli Sealink during the Mumbai Marathon, I saw the Sun rise over the waters of Mahim Creek, and paint the sky golden. I couldn't resist whipping out my phone, and snapping this picture. It is symbolic of so many things, and forms a part of my Pictorial Flashback of 2012.


Lisa said...

Beautiful shot, Natasha! And well done on the ultra--You are amazing!!

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - That's the thing about fear isn't it. If you just get up and face it, you find that things are not as scary as they seem. I'm so impressed with your accomplishments!


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