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The Amazing Stories Behind Pictures: Places, Events, Poetry, Works of Art Some pictures have far more to see than what is immediately obvious. It's also a window and a library of whatever went before. Tell us this and so we'll be taken beyond the picture deep into the nature and feelings that will buttress the pictures and pull us to come back.

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Old November 9th, 2017, 11:04 AM
fahim mohammed fahim mohammed is offline
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Plantar fasciitis!!

It was and is painful. How much pain can one bear? What is the limit?

The goal had been set. The training had gone very well, since the beginning of the year.

Then it happened. Pain in the heel. MRI. Stem cell injection. Trip to the States. Chicago. Doctors. Hospitals.

' It will go away, gradually ', they said.

But what about the challenge. It was the dream. It had to be accomplished.
Pain or no pain. Sun or rain.

Back to NYC, N.Y.

Dateline: 11/5/2017. 1000hrs.

The 2017 New York City Marathon. 42 Kms.
It had to be completed! The race had to be run. The challenge had to be met and overcome. The courage had to be summoned. The pain had to be conquered. The will to achieve had to succeed.


It is all in the mind, grasshopper. All in the mind. Believe; and it shall be achieved. Seek and you shall find.


The pain might bring one to one's knees; but to paraphrase Rumi...

“When the pain pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.”
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Old November 9th, 2017, 11:13 AM
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Is she wearing Nike shoes ?
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Old November 9th, 2017, 11:27 AM
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Wow! That is amazing and fantastic Fahim!
Kudos Hat and a knee down to Madame : ) (Chapeau bas et genou à terre)
Respect!
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Old November 9th, 2017, 11:34 AM
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Antonio, I have no idea what make of sneakers she wore that day. But they did have a specialist made insole.

Thanks for looking in.
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Old November 9th, 2017, 11:35 AM
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Antonio, I have no idea what make of sneakers she wore that day. But they did have a specialist made insole.
Thanks for looking in.
Please read the article. It is interesting...
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Old November 9th, 2017, 11:38 AM
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Nicolas, our good friend.

She is reading your so so very generous compliment.

I am being asked to convey our thanks and the very best wishes to yourself and your dear family.

Thank you kindly.
Best regards.

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Kudos Hat and a knee down to Madame : ) (Chapeau bas et genou à terre)
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Old November 9th, 2017, 11:44 AM
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And the celebrations extended well into the night in the rain!!

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Old November 9th, 2017, 11:47 AM
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Plantar fasciitis!!

It was and is painful. How much pain can one bear? What is the limit?

The goal had been set. The training had gone very well, since the beginning of the year.

Then it happened. Pain in the heel. MRI. Stem cell injection. Trip to the States. Chicago. Doctors. Hospitals.

' It will go away, gradually ', they said.

But what about the challenge. It was the dream. It had to be accomplished.
Pain or no pain. Sun or rain.

Back to NYC, N.Y.

Dateline: 11/5/2016. 1000hrs.

The 2017 New York City Marathon. 42 Kms.
It had to be completed! The race had to be run. The challenge had to be met and overcome. The courage had to be summoned. The pain had to be conquered. The will to achieve had to succeed.

I read carefully, my eyes work from the first line and my small screen only reveals text at first!

I thought, this is terrible, Fahim has plantar fasciitis. He needs to stay mobile and this is a bummer! Running? He's totally crazy! He can't be doing this. Is he suicidal or what. He could collapse after 15 minutes!


Then I saw the beautiful picture and I was so relieved and happy and proud of you both. I have always admired Ayesha's tenacity and ability to train past everyday folks endurance and will power.

She is not only a role model for women but for me too!

Bravo Ayesha!

....and you are safe, Fahim. You had be worried for a moment.

In awe!

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Old November 9th, 2017, 12:40 PM
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Fahim

Tell your beautiful wife I say " There is nothing in this world like a determined woman...Nothing!
Bravo!

Charlotte-
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Old November 10th, 2017, 09:18 AM
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Wow! That's great, please tell her I'm happy for her. Was this her first?
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Old November 15th, 2017, 08:57 AM
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Asher, Charlotte and Jarmo...

Messages read. Lots of thanks being conveyed.

Now my turn to take a well deserved vacation...maybe Hanoi and Philippines this time around.

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