Arkansas done towards the 50-state goal. Ran the Little Rock Marathon in rain. Due to extreme weather conditions the race was cancelled (rerouted?) but by then I had finished the race and got what must probably be the largest and heaviest Marathon medal. The volunteers were braving the pouring rain and cold weather.
Ran Myrtle Beach Marathon on Saturday, Feb 15th. What started off as a showery morning turned out to be beautiful and sunny with temperatures in the low 50s. Very scenic course along Ocean Boulevard with Atlantic Ocean to the right. Very well organized race with excellent volunteer support + post-race shuttle buses.
Now it is official. Please help me in my fund-raising effort as I am preparing to run what will definitely be a very charged and emotional Boston on race day. Follow the link to donate. Even a dollar goes a very long way. http://go.liverfoundation.org/goto/mohaniyer
After returning from a 24-hour trip to India the previous day, I chose to run on the frozen lake path in Chicago. No better way to shake off the jet lag than running 13.1 miles on a frigid Saturday morning.
Ran the Mississippi Blues Marathon in Jackson, MS. Welcome relief from the Polar Vortex to be running in sunny 65 degrees. After a while all these small towns become a blur – cannot tell any of them apart.
Watched the Bollywood movie Dhoom 3 on Saturday with my wife. I normally don’t write reviews, but felt compelled to write a few sentences for this movie, since almost the entire movie was shot in Chicago – in neighborhoods I drive by almost on a daily basis. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, Field Museum, Lower Walker(…)
Last race for the year. Great family vacation too. Ran the race with my sons. Hot and humid – but awesome race. Nice and strong end to 2013. Cannot wait to start 2014 with a race in Jackson, Mississippi.
Goal of 13 in 13 completed (10 marathons + 3 half-marathons) with yesterday’s running of a Half-Marathon in Schaumburg IL with my son Visraant. One more marathon to go next weekend in warm and humid Honolulu. Family vacation plus marathon with the boys Sravisht and Visraant.
Ran Indianapolis Marathon on Saturday, Nov 2, 2013. The course ran through all the nice parts of the city – and I definitely didn’t expect downtown Indianapolis to be this charming and vibrant. Indiana done towards the 50-state goal.
Ran the fourth consecutive Chicago Marathon under gorgeous Chicago weather. Absolutely perfect for running. New security arrangements did not seem to dampen the million plus people who were cheering along each yard of the course. Ran a much slower second half.