Nepal trip (2017)

An attempt to summit the Everest Base Camp:
Last year around this time of the year, I ran my first marathon in Memphis and Suhas was on his way summit to Kilimanjaro in Africa. Right after that, we decided our 2017 end of the year goal is to reach to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal! Just the thought of actually seeing the highest mountain in the world gave me jitters! Considering that climbing Mt. Everest is impossible for me, I was just excited to get as close as possible to Mt. Everest. So now almost after a year, here I am writing a very very detailed report of our trip to EBC :)
After getting some endurance training through biking and running followed by some high altitude hikes in Colorado and California, we finally started packing for our trip a week or 10 days before departure.

It was a meticulous packing because we logged every item we packed, location of each item, counted the number of nutrition bars we would need for our trip and packed gatorade in small pouches so it would b…

Journey towards my first marathon

It feels amazing to accomplish something that you never thought you would! 

It was a truly amazing journey from mile 6 to mile 26.2! Thank you everyone for your wishes - I am surprised I made it all this way! I had amazing support all throughout my training and on race day! Suhas was there with me every step of the way and I couldn't have made it without him <3 I realized how much determination, effort and persistence is required and how important it is to make it a priority even on a busy schedule. He saw me in joy, in pain and in tears and still kept me on my toes to make sure I do what it takes to do it. I am really blessed to have such an amazing partner even though he fooled me last 120 days about not making it to my race event :D
Thanks Reshu for all the tips you gave during my recovery period and Raghuram RJ for accompanying us on all hikes and SF run :)
I flew from SF on Friday morning and reached Memphis just on time to collect my bib for race day. I stayed with Mamta…