|“We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatopek|
My 2nd half in 2 weeks. I was slightly under the weather the night before the race and Nadia didn’t want me to go. However, at 4am on race day, I woke with a sore throat, took 2 Tylenols and drove away to St. Catherine’s. I took a further 2 tablets before the race start and felt better. I started slowly and ran slowly (even by my standards) ! The race was very low key with the turn out a lot smaller than Scotia and Quebec City but the scenery was amazing. We ran through the vineyards and country roads and met a few nice people along the way. I even forgot my watch so had no idea how fast or slow I was. I eventually finished the race only a minute later than Scotia Bank but since the field was small, it felt like I was the last person to arrive. I drove home after the race with another medal (wasn't a nice one though !).
Ziyad Rahim is an adventure-runner from Pakistan. He currently holds 10 Guinness World Records in long-distance running, ranging from marathons to ultra-marathons.