Thursday, June 6, 2013

3rd marathon, complete!

Hi everyone!! I have been so overwhelmed with love since this past Sunday's marathon. I am so incredibly proud of myself for finishing my third marathon. It's official! And it was the most wonderful race experience I could have imagined. The only thing that would have made it better would have been a better finish time. But I have every reason to be proud and I am. 

I have had a few queries as to when my official race report will be written. Thank you for this! It means a lot to know that you appreciate reading these reports. I normally try to write it the soonest moment I can following a race but I've been rather busy here in California since the race, and I also don't yet have all my photos. I forgot to pack the cord for my camera where all my best photos are saved. So things will have to wait a bit longer, until I have a bit more time and energy to dedicate to the task. Thank you for your patience and understanding!!

In the meantime, I'll leave you with a couple of the photos I had on my phone that I can access :-)

As you all know, a bit part of this experience was reconnecting with family. My cousin Saeed and his family joined me in San Diego for the race. He ran the half marathon and was my inspiration for fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Here we are at the Team In Training (TNT) dinner the night before the race.

And then there was the race itself, joining my teammates at the start and finish lines with Chrystal and Megan also running the half marathon. And my wonderful friend and TNT mentor Humphrey deciding to come to San Diego and run the full marathon with me, every step of the way. Boy did we ever have fun! Here are all of us after some cooldown time at the finish.

Thank you for reading and supporting. Stay tuned for the full scoop!

<3 Zahida

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