Monday, January 19, 2009

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."

Post by: Beth

I never imagined that I'd one day be able to see the Mumbai Marathon, but here we were, getting up at 5:30am on Sunday morning to head to South Mumbai for the start of this annual race! CHIP Mumbai - the NGO for which I volunteer - had several of their team members running, so some of the staff & volunteers gathered to support them. It was such a cool experience to just sit and take it all in. Some participants walked a short distance and carried signs for organizations for which they'd raised money... many participants carried flags and anti-terrorism signs... other participants ran for the love of running and had been training for months to complete a half or full marathon. It was as chaotic and exciting as most things in Mumbai, and I feel so fortunate we got to experience this event.

(Above are some of the CHIP staff and volunteer members.)


Big Cuz said...

Yay!! I got this morning and checked blogger... and not only was there one from you... but three posts!! you have started my day off great. I know I get to talk to you on a semi regular basis... but, I love to read your blog (with lots of words or without)... and it had been almost TWO WHOLE MONTHS!! (even though I had seen you a couple of times during that time :P ) thanks for posting

Beth + Raja Gupta said...

I'm trying to do better about posting now that I'm back and settled in. :) I just got so busy for a while there. Thanks for always reading it, without fail!