E very park run has a story, in fact, every run has a story. For years, I used to dread saturdays, dragging myself groggy and puffy eyed , a bag of nerves, shifting uneasy glances at the lithe fluidity with which runners passed me by, feeling like a turtle stampeding through peanut butter! 4 years down the line, and here I am, dragging others to … Continue reading New year 2020 park run
Groaaan , I can’t do it today because my Garmin is dead…. and Strava too 😋 And so it started with 101 reasons to actually not do the long run , including its too early, too wet, too cold, too little time, Romeo needs me, etc etc. I snuggled deeper into my duvet only to be unceremoniously kicked out by hubby who by now knew … Continue reading Amsterdam marathon- 2 weeks to go
40 years ago, London was just a name in fairy tales and nursery rhymes. 30 years ago, the same London turned into a fantasy place, where I would often escape into, mingling with statuesque regalia. 20 years ago, London was real, in all its glory, flesh and sweat as I toured around for the first time, super excited, wide eyed, taking in all the monuments … Continue reading London Marathon 2017: A dream we dared to dream
According to Phillip Schaff, the phrase ” All roads lead to Rome” is a reference to the Milliarium Aureum – a marble structure speculated to be the base of the milestone in the Roman Forum, the specific point to which all roads were said to lead. After attempting the Paris Marathon twice and the ‘bucket list’ London Marathon last year , Rome was naturally the next favoured in the quest … Continue reading ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
‘’You are tomorrow what you believe today’’. I am not a runner; I can’t run for my life; I am not made for running; I have bad knees; I have a family history of arthritis; there is no way I can run; blah blah blah These are just some of the reasons I encounter when I try to persuade friends to run. And believe … Continue reading The Running Diaries- ”you are tomorrow what you believe today…”
Running bytes 1- Motivation, Discipline, Perseverance #Parismarathon2017 training ‘A marathon is only about 6.2 miles actually, the other 20 miles are just there to reach that point on the day.’ – Sushant Hegde, marathoner Saturday 4th February 2017 Time taken – 2 hours, 39 mins Difficulty Level- 5 ( range 1-10) Positivity score ***** It was a 15 mile target day. 9 weeks to go…. … Continue reading Paris Marathon 2017 , here we come again….
Paris Marathon 2016 “Noooo……” That was the sound to which i jumped out of bed. The alarm had gone off at 4am, i had dutifully shut it and went back to the victory march near the arc du triumphe. And then it was 5am. We scooted to the airport and barely managed to catch the flight, huffing and puffing, heaving and sighing, ecstatic to have … Continue reading I am a Marathoner – Paris Marathon 2016
1st January 2016 ‘Every great dream begins with a dreamer’ The beauty of our dreams is that there is no limit to it. But sometimes, we do like to test the limits of our dreams, to take on our dreams. This was the maniacal thought that made us ( subhash, Kalpa, Viji and me) take up the challenge few months ago. Training however stalled due … Continue reading Paris Marathon 2016 – the plunge!
THE VISION There is always a vision, everyone has a vision and standing non-descript, amongst thousands of runners of varying shapes, age and sizes, I had a vision. Of the super fit me, in bright lycras and endless legs, bounding away to the muffled beats of music, pony tail tossing in the wind, evoking all sorts of responses from the appreciative crowds….. and the … Continue reading Coventry half marathon
Sunday, 19th October 2014 I have never been a distance runner. Having played a lot of fast sports I kind of enjoyed the sprinting aspect, but never could have thought myself capable of doing 13.miles..even now the thought makes me shudder. It was really Smitu who dragged me literally with my heels firmly dug in the ground and entered my name for the Birmingham great … Continue reading Never say never….. Especially if you’re wife says so 😉
Dear kids On the brink of new year 2013, I made 2 resolutions- to get your grandma to lose weight and to be happy throughout the year. Being happy is a vicious cycle, you are happy, others around you are happy and inevitable you are happy again and the cycle goes on and on. One thing I realized very early on in this quest of … Continue reading HOW TO WALTZ THROUGH YOUR FIRST HALF MARATHON!!!
Its easy to take it all for granted. The uneventful days that begin with trying to get the kids up for school and end with a kiss and a snuggle. Interspersed are the weekends in the park, a small bunch of wild flowers and the attack by the swans by the lake. Days of watching teletubbies and feeding the totally impalatable weetabix, repeated over and … Continue reading The best things in life are free…and around you always