Goodbye 2015: My way

So! One more year of our lives is about to pass by! Just like every other year, I am sure that your 2015 must had been a book of mixed feelings, experiences, both good and bad and more importantly, memories. We all in fact strive to make good memories out of time. And before this year officially comes to an end, I’ve tried to create one more memory out of it, and I would call it my way to bid goodbye to the awesome year 2015 was.

Actually, this idea hit my mind last night until I modified it today. Quite fast eh? After coming back from lab late at night, I told myself that the year is about to end, and it would be great to have one last running session before it ends. I was wondering whether to change in my running shoes or in the night wears. Luckily, I didn’t hit the road straightaway otherwise it could not have been possible. It was only while having lunch today, I asked myself, if I’m going to have a last run, why not run 15k for 2015? What could be better than that to remember it this way? Running 15k is not impossible for me that I knew because I’ve had runs of up to 13k last month.

So I hit the track in the evening. I started with a good warm-up and headed on for a soft start. 1k, 2k, 3k, 4k, it was going all fine. I was trying to maintain a pace of 5 min/km otherwise I know that keeping on the track for a long time could be boring like hell, believe me! On 5k,a thought crossed my mind. “It’s good enough. Can’t you feel your legs shaking? Take rest now. You have plans for tomorrow morning” But I told myself no! Not now. I swept another kilometer and when I reached 9k, I heard my brain talking, “9k is pretty good. 44 minutes 18 seconds. This is your best so far. Let’s make this a record and continue training later” I was thinking to stop for while but then I realized that I’ve already came more than the half way, now it’s a matter of few kilometers. Can’t you even do 6k now? I heard the right voice, slowed down a bit so as to make my body to cope-up with the wind. Once I hit 11k, then I started the countdown. At that time, my average pace had gone down to 5:12 min/km and I wanted the original pace back. In the last two laps, I gave it all so as to maintain the average speed. With every step, I was feeling that I am about to do what I thought of! And that feeling was incredible! I completed 15k in  an hour and 15 minutes. So much of 15 to end 2015!

I am really thankful that I can run. There are a lot of small things in our lives which we don’t realize until they are gone. My love for running increased more after I had my knee injury. Small things like this make a lot of difference in our life once we act on them. Cherish every damn single thing you have!

And here is my running record:


I hope you had a great year of 2015! Don’t forget to share your adventures 🙂


2 thoughts on “Goodbye 2015: My way

  1. DollyShahani December 30, 2015 / 11:43 PM

    Nice post! Enjoyed reading it a lot. Needed a motivation, I am going to start running now 😀


    • tanmayagrawal7 December 30, 2015 / 11:47 PM

      Hope this motivation works for long enough 😀


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