The 1st run of 2007, that too without any training. A week before the run I went for my yearly medical and found out that my cholesterol is much higher than usual. So, taking into consideration a) lack of training, & b) the new illness, I decided to take it easy and run at a very slow pace. Throughout the race Nadia kept calling me to see if I’m ok. The race temperature was ideal, sunny, no wind and 13c. Nothing interesting happened along the way apart from desi volunteers at the 30th Km eating samosas. I was so tempted after being offered one, but then decided not to have one as I couldn’t risk going to the washroom! I finished the race quite comfortably in a little over 5 hrs. After the post race massage I met up with Nadia, Zara, Mama & Lala at Square One to celebrate both Mothers Day and Mama’s B’day. We had dinner at Bombay Bhel in North York. In the end, it just goes to show that with no training, I can still finish a marathon comfortably:)
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.