All these days I was blind, dumb and stupid. I had no perception of the truth, no idea of the task at hand and no clue of what I stepping (or rather running) into. Today has changed everything for me. Now, I can visualise, sense and foresee. I know how long the distance is and I have rough idea of the time it would take me to reach and believe me I can see myself crossing the finishing line.
Are u surprised of this sudden change in my thought process? Well, anyone would be except for me because this is the way I approach things. I am sure even you wanna know how? Okie, heres the recipe…
Ingredients: Stopwatch and Map.
Procedure: I got up and reached Sea View Hotel (near Pizzeria, Churchgate) the first destination on the map after CST. I jst love this place and believe me I have sat at this very place on Marine Drive for hours (with a cousin of mine, not wid a gal bcoz I dnt have a GF but I do intend to 😉 ). Did sit there for around 5 mins just to get a feel of environment. Now the actual thing starts. I jst started my stopwatch and started walking towards my destination (Mela Restaurant) on the map from where we take a U-Turn return to the start (finishing line). Simple isn’t it.
How it looks after all this:
Marine Drive to Chowpatty end: 47 mins (-14 mins bcoz i went the wrong way)
Chowpatty end to Kemps Corner Flyover: 11 mins
Kemps Corner Flyover to Jaslok Hospital: 3 mins
Jaslok Hospital to Mahalaxmi Temple: 3 mins
Mahalaxmi Temple to Haji Ali: 3 mins
Haji Ali to Nehru Center (Haji Ali sea face): 12 mins
Nehru Center to Mela Restaurant (Under flyover adjacent to Poonam Chambers): 8 mins
Total: 1 hr. 28 mins. (Considering I start from CST and do not take a wrong lane)
I m not going to discuss this with my friends because it plays on my mind. Also, I must add that they have been so sweet, esp. because they find the distance tooOoo much but they have a feeling that I would surely be able to make it. BTW: My Mom feels I would make it!.
The bottom line is that today I know what I have got myself into.