it`s been so long since I wrote a blog , I hope everybody is doing great with summer is coming up , the hot weather , beaches , volleyball , swimming outdoor and Barbeque at the park. Sunny day , tanning oil , and all the hiking and fun outdoor stuff.
well That`s for all my friend in Canada , in here we don`t have any of that so I decided and registered for an Ultramarathon in Spain which marks to be my toughest challenge yet even harder than eating a snake or doing an ironman .
I did eat a rattle snake by the way and it was delicious . Back to my race . Al Andalus Ultimate Trail is a 5-stage (230km) ultra-marathon in Southern Spain with numerous long climbs (7,200 meters of ascent/descent), technical trails, and extreme heat (30-40C). Over 90% is off-road mountain and desert track with occasional stretches of tarmac. The race is challenging and the end of each day offers an opportunity to relax and enjoy the local culture and ambiance of the beautiful Granada Province in the heart of Andalucia. The race is: 5 stages like they said
stage 1 : 38 km
stage2: 49 km
stage 3 : 39 km
stage 4: 67 km Damn son !
stage 5 : 37 km
I`m like what the hell did I get myself into ! Mountain , heat , hours and hours of running and sleeping in a tent at night and cooking my own food , sounds like an adventure YEEEE HAA ! well only 4 weeks left before I head to Spain with my shoes and shorts and shmagh (Saudi Head cover ) and hours of myself thinking . Challenge is accepted !
so these days all I do is running , with my work , and feeling exhausted all the time from running too much , I took this week as a recovery week . Imagine how many KM of running I do every week it`s not normal ! but for everything there is always a first time !
i`ll be the only middle eastern and Saudi in this race which is somehow makes me feel like I need to represent it very well and not slack which is what i am doing right now .
YOU know what as well it will be my birthday during the race stage 2 JULY 10/2012 I`ll be 24 years old !! OMG!!! i`m getting older and stronger that`s the positive way to look at it ^_^ . so I expect you guys to send me gifts like a celebration that I finish the race in sha allah and for my birthday .
They say that life isn`t easy , Life will kick you in the nut , and make you wish that you were never alive , but that ain`t the truth , life can be easy if you want to be , life will work with your goals if you want it to be , you know the secret to living is enjoying the small moments. Don`t be in a hurry , Just live your life . For me the way I am living to a lot of people it`s like living in a hell , but for me it`s what I love doing it`s heaven for me
Wish me luck and keep your prayer for me
and i`ll leave you with this quote:
“Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” William Ross Wallace