Running Tales

A Year of Firsts

I was one of the 17 “mad runners” who braved the cold and the rain driving out there for the Ruiru run early on Saturday morning (seriously, I almost turned around at some point sorely tempted to dash back and re-join the rest of my family whom I had left snoozing in their warm beds). It was a very nice run though and I look forward to doing it again hopefully on a drier, sunnier day.

God willing, I hope to be there too this Saturday but I also wanted to say THANK YOU!! to the Urban Swaras for the exposure, stretching, friendship and the encouragement of your running community that resulted in my being able to do Lewa. 2014 has been a year of firsts for me on the running front; the first time I started running more than 10k on a regular basis, my first time running up hills (as opposed to walking up) my first time doing Lewa which was also my first half marathon, first GPS watch, first pair of running shoes outside the Nike/Adidas bracket…. The list could go on. I’ve been part of your amazing group for only four months (I was introduced by Peter Macharia) but I feel like a mwenyeji already! Kudos in particular to the dedication of our Chairman Ajaa, Susan our uber committed secretary (you must have won a Most Valuable Employee award at some point in your life).

I look forward to more challenging runs in the second half of this year (so far, the Ngong Hills one for me is still the mother!) and the Standard Chartered Half in October and getting to know more of you better. You are all a true inspiration!