run, dubai, runnnnnnn!!

I love how Jenny tells Forrest to run, and he kept on running and running…. he overcame his leg braces, grew up, did a million-and-one-things, and then years later, he just…. ran. Because he could!

I like being inspired. It’s a surreal feeling when it hits you. It gives you goosebumps, it makes you wonder how is it that some people achieve the remarkable by sheer will, gut, and their choices alone. Makes you wonder what keeps them going and sets them apart.

So with that thought, I went to the Dubai Marathon.

But unlike Forrest, I didn’t run till my leg braces came off or until I had a world of followers. Instead, I wanted to capture the love, spirit, the je-ne-sais-quoi of some of the runners who push themselves to do something that’s a little tougher than an everyday task, to express something that they believe in.

I love meeting random people, striking up a conversation, and just trying to figure out what makes them tick. I’m sure they think I’m an oddball, but …. well, genius has its eccentricities…. I love being an oddball at times! Here’s my photo interview with these lovely people.