A beautiful breakfast

Food isn’t that important to me any more, I get a much deeper pleasure having it with people I care about. That was the feeling I had this morning meeting up with my friend Karla Solano at Chai Café where we had a semi-traditional Bahraini breakfast, and talked running, amongst various other topics. It was really nice to see Karla again.

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The café itself is nice and cosy, situated on two levels at a corner directly opposite Bahrain Mall. The place is nice, neat, tidy and clean. The staff attentive and the food really good. Their menu is quite extensive and they even have monthly subscriptions to dallahs of various teas! Not sure if the service includes delivery, but the idea itself is quite novel. Very nice. I’m a sucker for chai karak!

Opting for the “combo breakfast” and a khobiz jibin (cheese bread) with chai karak, Karla and I compared running injuries 😉 and we discussed the various running events happening in the next six months in Bahrain. I didn’t know there were that many! In fact, the running calendar via the Bahrain Road Runners is quite well thought out and extensive; taking a runner from the basic 5km a the beginning of the season and gradually go to 10k, 15k, 17k coast-to-coast (which is gruelling I’m told due to the terrain) and finally culminating in a half marathon in January. I’ll certainly attempt all of those as not only do they sound fun to do, but I know from experience that if I can run those here in Bahrain, I can conquer those distances anywhere else without too much of a problem. My target now, is to get much healthier, build my core strength and push for better timings.

I’ll tell you this now though: I’m aiming for a half-iron-man in 2016 and at least two half marathons in 2015. Hope some of you can join me. That would be a lot of fun.

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6 Comments
  • Hussain Almosawi
    29 May 2014

    That’s great goal, Hope to see you in 2016 the winner of iron-man competition and i’m sure you can do it.

    all the best

    • mahmood
      29 May 2014

      Thanks Hussain. Much appreciate your support.

  • Bones
    4 June 2014

    Hello there, soon to be Iron-Man.. wishing you all the best in your venture… knowing you … after the event you probably will be informing the organisers that the run was not at all gruelling and they should raise the bar….

    • mahmood
      5 June 2014

      Hahaha! I did. They told me to come back in November for the full Athens marathon! 🙂

  • Scott
    5 June 2014

    You need to change your front page pic. You’re a lot slimmer now.

    • mahmood
      5 June 2014

      I know I know. But like this one from the archive. I have to create a new one I guess.

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