It was a beautiful sunny day in Toronto. Just before leaving for the race I was trying to delete some pictures from my camera of our trip to Eastern Canada. But somehow I accidentally deleted all the photos…I think Nadia was bugging me in the morning while that happened. Anyway, I left the house in a bad mood and drove downtown. The race was as usual packed with runners and was a great atmosphere there. I even saw the 92 year old Fauja Singh competing in the marathon. I ran at my own slow pace and as I was approaching the finish line, I saw Nadia with Aunty (Mother-in-law) there cheering me on…( that was a real surprise especially after what had happened in the morning ! ). After the race I went for a relaxing massage before we drove home. A few days later, I discovered that the photos I had deleted were actually still saved in the memory card. So that was a big relief!
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.