Sunday, May 31, 2009

Impossible = I'm possible


I am not sure whether I really believed in it. But now I do believe in it. You want to know why? I completed the 10 km in the Sunfeast World 10K today. I know it's not a big deal for a fit or trained person. But for a couch potato like me with a lousy stamina, who has never ever run in her whole life it indeed is a big deal. When Diana founder of Chrysallis asked us about the marathon, all of just laughed it off. It looked just impossible. But later when me and a dear friend H discussed about it we felt we should do it and told this to Di. Since this was the first time for all of us, we were totally confused and it took us some more time to actually decide. Finally we did make a last minute entry for the 5.7 km Majja run which looked doable for non-runners. But by mistake, some in the group entered in the Open 10K category and then Diana felt all of us should do the 10K. Having worked with her and Chrysallis for these many years, we knew what it meant. Diana has always shook us out of our comfort zone and made us do things that we have never tried or done before. She has made non-dancers to dance , non-performers to perform on the stage, non-talkers to compere and end of it we all came out with a sense of accomplishment and belief in ourselves. It was all about hard work, dedication and joyful discoveries and this was no different.. Anyway end of it we all enjoyed the experience thoroughly and is looking forward to more such runs ;) Btw we also managed to raise enough money to gift 20,000 children in such a short span of time. Isn't that wonderful?

Ending this with a summation I liked very much:
"Do not lower your goals to match your abilities but raise your abilities to match your goals"

20 comments:

Amal Bose said...

when you put your mind to it, you can do anything.. actually i never thought this was always practical but after reading it i think it is possible..
if you can do it, why cant i? .. i hope so ;-)

sandeep said...

excellent dhanya. its indeed a gr8 achievement

~mE said...

Wow thats lovely dhanya...what an achievement...i am so glad u ran the 10k :)

btw..are your muscles behaving well today ? :)

Sini said...

cool.. congratulations!!
so, u on leave today? :)

Devil Incarnate... said...

Wow... congrats dhanya, i am glad tat u made it..
:) i think determination speaks a lot on this...

Dhanya said...

@ Amal Bose : Yeh surely you can do it.. If I can do it any other human being in this world can do it :)

@ sandeep : Thank you Sandeep :)

@ ~mE : In fact 'ran the 10k' will be a lie.. I just walked :)
And my muscles are very well behaved.. Not at all troubling me :)

@ Sini : Thank you :) ayyada.. me very much in office today..

@ Devil Incarnate : Thank you.. Not determination but more of inspiration :)

Santosh said...

wow wow wow!
Congratulations...

Dhanush Gopinath said...

ഹോ.. ങ്ങള് ആള് ഉഷാറാണു കെട്ടോ..ഞമ്മളെ പ്രീജ കുഞ്ഞു പേടിച്ചു പോയികാണുമോ ആവോ.. ;)

Heena said...

Dhanno dear.....from whatever i have known of you, one thing I am convinced of - there is NO target beyond your reach!! :)
Congrats for successful completion of the run!

usha said...

wowie!!!! you made it!!! :)
high fives!

We did make a last moment plan to hit it on saturday night.. but chickened out by sunday morning :(

Resma said...

Really great Dhanya :)

Prashant said...

super dhanno!! Congrats!

JollyRoger said...

Gr8 job!!! Way to go.

Bindhu Unny said...

Congratulations!
Keep running! :-)

Eashwar said...

See you on Sep 13@ Srirangapatana.

Sumanth said...

Power of the mind does matter

Sreejith Kumar said...

Congrats, though a bit late... learned a few things from this post... the heading and the ending quote... superb...

By the way, where are you? You continued to run and run away from the blog?????? ;)

Sini said...

blogine upekshicho?

Dhanya said...

@ Santosh : Thank you Thank you :)

@ Dhanush Gopinath : :) ariyilla.. onnu anveeshichu nookkoo ;)

@ Heena : When I have you as the role model, how can I not be confident? Thanks a lot dear :)

@ usha : There's always a next time :)

@ Resma : Thank you :)

@ Prashant : Congrats to you too my partner in crime :)

@ JollyRoger : Thanks a lot :)

@ Bindhu Unny : Thank you.. but running again? ayyo.. :P

@ Eashwar : Is it full marathon? I'm not game for anything less u see :D

@ Sumanth : Yes for sure and the kind of inspiration you get also :)

@ Sreejith Kumar : Thank you :) And yeh those are my fav quotes. :)
Yeh I was away but now I returned :)

@ Sini : illa illa.. vannu :P

sowmya said...

Thanks for sharing this post. I am eagerly waiting for your next update. good job done.
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