05 November 2007

New York Marathon 2007

So, the New York Marathon 2007 has been hunted down with a personal best time in an timed International Marathon. 4 hours and fifty minutes it is. It is a bit pissing considering the fact that I wanted to finish it in 4 hours and thirty minutes.

It was in 1974 that two people joined in Holy Matrimony. Two people who selflessly decided to do whatever they do just for the betterment of their children. It is not that they were born with silver spoons in their mouths. Well, the groom was born with a silver spoon, but then, family issues made that disappear. Hence, like every other Indian parents of that socialist generation, they worked hard, and pretty hard at that, to provide only the best for their children.

I dedicate my personal best and my finishers medal to that selfless spirit of those two people, my parents, on their 34th wedding anniversary. Mom and Dad, you were the best !! Here's to wishing you many more anniversaries, together !!

K.Shyam

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Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 5:15 AM

7 Comments

  1. Blogger Shankar http://www.parasar.com posted at Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 1:08:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Hi Shyam,
    Congratulations on your NY marathon. From your LA marathon post I learn that you went to IISc. I am also an IISc'ean (1997 ME (Int)). I live in San Diego. I have recently started running and hoping to finish my first Half marathon this sunday.

    -Shankar (http://www.parasar.com)
  2. Blogger Ravi posted at Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 6:06:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    Hi Shyam,

    It was nice meeting you and knowing that you completed the race in 4h50m. Not at all bad considering that it was cold and you had very less time to acclimatize to NY.

    Hoping to meet you again soon.

    All the best.
  3. Blogger supriya posted at Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 7:13:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    hellow shyam.. am sure you would be unsure as to who this is.. well.. am from Isha Gitikaa.... only yesterday we came to know about ur merits as a runner.. congratulations from me and sudanand and probably from the whole colony... !!!!!! see you.... wishing u many more glories!
  4. Blogger K.Shyam posted at Friday, November 9, 2007 at 3:01:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    Shankar: Cool ! Have fun and good luck. It is just 13.3 miles and one step at a time does it ;-) :-)

    Ravi: Danks ba. Yes, we should meet up again.

    Supriya: Thanks ! Yes, I do remember. Catch you folks in a few more weeks from now ;-) Say Hi to Sudanand from me.

    K.Shyam
  5. Blogger The Talkative Man posted at Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 12:11:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    Time for 'Odinaen, odinaen, odinaen' dialaak :) :)
  6. Blogger K.Shyam posted at Monday, November 12, 2007 at 7:11:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    TTM: exactly. odinen, odinen, ny-in yellaiku odinen. angu kadal vandhadhal thirumbi vandhu vitten ;-)

    ny yennai poda vennai yendradhu.
    K.Shyam
  7. Blogger manoj posted at Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 3:47:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Hey Shyam,
    It looks like we both have come a long way since out 5:30 finish last Bangalore Int Marathon. Since then I've gotten my ligament fixed with surgery and managed to get under 5 this time at Kavery Marathon. Met Satish there as well.
    A writeup will soon be on visorview as well... Gud Luc

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