|“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|
One week after the Grimsby race, I decided to run the Chilly Half in Burlington. The race was a total contrast to the one in Grimsby. It was overcast and cold on race day and plenty of wind chill. It was a big event and the organization and crowd support was at it’s best. Most of the race was along the bay and affluent residential areas. I really enjoyed the run and the scenery that was offered. At the end, we were given a really nice medal in the shape of a chilly. The post race party was held in a heated tent where they offered hot chilly and soup, courtesy Tim Hortons. On the way back, I stopped over at Rohan’s place in Oakville to see his new house.
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.