Saturday, November 19, 2011

Old African Saying

If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together.

One of the biggest positive influences on my running training has been my association with Hyderabad Runners.

If you want running to be fun, search out like minded people, create a google group and start running. Explore new routes and keep challenging the limits. Reward yourselves with a hearty breakfast at the end of the run

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Mighty Heart

They say all the running makes the heart bigger; endurance runners have been tested and have been found to have a biger heart than the average.

A big heart; a mighty heart.

No wonder, charity and long distance running go hand in hand.

Launched my own charity drive to raise money for Catalysts for Social Action - they work in the field of adoption. They work with adoption agencies and help place children, help in improving the conditions as well as the governance of adoption agencies and are also involved in advocating the cause of adoption to policy makers.

Have given myself a target of Rs 500,000 and the initial response from friends has been very encouraging.

I have created my own page on the website of the official charity partner and if you are reading this and want to make a donation from anywhere in the world, click the link below:

God Bless.
And Thanks.

The Speed of 9

Discovered yesterday that I am now able to run on the treadmill comfortably at a speed of 9 km/hour.

This was something that I was not able to do earlier.

So, looks like there is some benefit indeed of all this practice.


Monday, November 7, 2011

My longest run - so far

Ran 25k yesterday. My longest run as yet.

Took me a little over 3 hours. Spent rest of my day nursing my legs in buckets of icy cold water, eating like a pig and sleeping fitfully.

The best part though is that on Monday evening I am walking without a limp. My shins and knees are behaving and the pain has now found a new home - my right ankle.

Very pleased to have got rid of my limp and might actually try running one more day in the week!