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Monday, June 23, 2014

Running a Marathon!

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I'm not exactly sure when I had this urge to run a marathon. Most likely that it must have been around a year back when there was a lot of talk about the Wipro Chennai Marathon and how I got to know of a 10km run intended for beginners who were interested.

I was really never into sports. I used to play volley ball at school. I play shuttle (sometimes) out of a personal interest, given that everyone in the family plays the sport and it used to be a good way to spend time. When it comes to running, the only instances when I really had to run were 1. When I single-handedly destroyed Grandma's cupboard by swinging on the door, and I had to run before the glass bottles fell on me, and then I had to run away from the scene of crime till tempers ( Ma's and Grandma's) relaxed. 2. When I was playing with a few friends and out of nowhere a dog came and started chasing me. (I never knew I could run so fast :-D). Other than that, luckily I did not have the need to run for anything.

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So back to the Wipro Marathon, I decided to train and participate, but it did not materialize. I left it without another thought as I wasn’t very serious about it. Then it so happened that I met a friend/colleague who was a pro-marathon runner. He made it sound fun and interesting. A split-second decision later, I decided to take part in a marathon, which would give me sufficient time to train. The same friend told me about the Dream Runners Marathon scheduled for June 22. Since we were in February at that time, I thought it would be the best option. Things just fell in place :-)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Challenge Accepted!


There is something about the way Barney Stinson says ‘Challenge Accepted’.

I was never a lets-take-up-a-challenge-just-for-fun person. I used to be content with what I do, and unless I see the need to take up something and unless it is essential I never venture into anything new for the sake of it. It so happened that even without my realizing it, I was stuck in a routine. Weekdays – work. Weekends – Shopping, Movies, Eating out, Hanging out with friends or I occupy myself with something to do at home. I can never remain idle, so I ensure I am occupied some way or the other. And one day, all of a sudden, I wanted to do something new.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

SpaceBarNotWorking

Wait. This post isn't about rectifying this problem. Honestly I've tried everything what Google said, except for physically removing the space bar and attaching it back. So after two weeks, I've finally decided I wouldn't play with it anymore and I'll be sending it to those who have the expertise to deal with such hopeless cases. 

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Coming back to the main intention behind this post, I've wanted to update something on my blog for a long time. My drafts and Notes were overflowing with ideas and I was not able to put them in the form of a post because the space bar developed problems and I was unable to type properly. I did try typing from my mobile and gave up almost immediately. I was thinking of those days when I would be stuck with the famous writer's block and how I'd stare on the Microsoft Word screen for hours, miraculously hoping that Word would provide the spark - an idea, which I could work on. Now I'm at the other end of the scale and the grass is not greener here either. 
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