Friday, February 22, 2013

The Marathon: A Journey in the Depth of Self (1)

This is an article about my marathon journey. I ran the Frankfurt marathon on the 28th of October, 2012 (I wont tell the time here so read on!) which corresponds with my 40th birthday. I wrote the following thoughts and reflections on my experience. The article was originally published in Arabic by Al-Qabas newspaper of Kuwait on the 20th of December, 2012.  This is a translation of the article which I will post in my blog in 27 installments. Enjoy!

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," so the saying goes. The marathon is not a thousand miles. To be precise the marathon is 26 miles and 385 yards. Why the marathon? I feel I am at crossroads. I wanted to go through a different experience. A unique experience to accompany the changes that will occur as I bid farewell to an age and welcome another. It is my 40th birthday, and it's an important point that requires ample reflection and thought on what has passed and what is to come.

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