My plan was to run a marathon in Marrakech. So, on my first day I decided to spend most of the afternoon touring Marrakech and then get to bed early to get a good nights sleep for the race.
After doing some research I decided, against my will, to hire a guide. We walked around the main square, Jemaa el Fna, which is the lively heart of Marrakech and borders on sensory overload. Everything from spice vendors to street entertainers to snake charmers, you name it, it can probably be found in Jemaa el Fna. After dark, the square becomes what they call a “rolling restaurant”. Food vendors from all over the city set up stalls complete with seating for customers. Waiters even stand outside and hand out menus.
Coming to the Marathon, I have to say this was definitely the toughest marathon I’ve ever done. I hit a wall in the first half itself, but with a little motivation from a young girl, I was somehow able to finish it! What a day!