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Thursday, May 12, 2005


Whatever happens and wherever I am; whether it’s Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bombay, or abroad it doesn’t matter. I am going to run a marathon before the end of this year. No monetary or professional challenges. This is a personal challenge. I'm challenging myself to run a Marathon, a distance of 42.6 kms. without dropping out.

Nothing is impossible, and I know I’m going to finish running a Marathon once I start it. The Pune International Marathon is held in the 3rd week of December each year.
There are eight months to prepare for an afternoon of running.
Come on Chirayu, fight!

If I’m good enough to run a Marathon, I’m good enough to score 750+ on 800 in GMAT, and good enough to get a call from all six IIMs by scoring 99+ percentile in CAT.

It is not impossible. I’d have made it to the IIMs in 2004. Oh my dear Senorita, all I needed was one email, a simple email of good luck (Why to blame that sweet girl. I wasn't good enough, but if I'd have got an email, I'd have studied inspite of a 12:00 midnight to 10:00 a.m. work schedule, and she was the one who encouraged me to take the test). The difference between 93 and 99 percentile wouldn’t have been more than eight marks (correct me if I’m wrong). I'd performed better in the first test, the Nov. 2003 test that got scrapped. I scored 93 percentile in the Feb. 2004 re-test.

The time for IIMs may have gone, GMAT isn’t an option because of a lot of factors, but the Marathon is a dream that’s wide open to turn to reality, and I’m going to run a Marathon. I won’t give up on that dream.

I may be all pumped up tonight and the next morning when in office, I’ll forget all about this post. No, I won’t let it happen that way. I’m going to run a Marathon and I’ll do what it takes to practice and complete the run.

Writing is so easy, now let's see some sweat rolling down the forehead!

Woh zindagi hi kya jisme koi namumkin sapna naa ho!
What's a life without an impossible dream to achieve!