Sunday, September 21, 2014

My first 5K run and Runners high


I am approaching 40 years and was feeling the need of some physical athletic activity. Few days ago, one of my colleague Chris talking about triathlon and I mentioned that I never ran more than 0.3 miles on treadmill and he encouraged me to take up a 5K run that was coming up. I looked up the details and it was just the right challenge for me. I signed up for Brian Honana's 5K run on the same day (8th Sept) and had roughly 2 weeks to prepare.
With Chris, after we finished the run.

Preparing to run

    First thing I did to prepare was to look up about all information related to the preparation, planning and motivation. Started running with RunKeeper app to keep track of my progress. I was running 3 miles in just 3 days. First 3 days I had a lot of pain in the legs but a little rest on alternate days fixed it immediately. On the third day I could hardly lift my legs in and out of the car and had to support them with my hands. Did i feel that I should stop running now? Hell No.! Runner's high was all over my mind saying "Pain is temporary pride is forever". I did not tag along with any friend who could have motivated or demotivated me with their pace and distance.



I was reading an article that said "Once you start running, you become an athlete for life". With that comes a good health, conscious healthy choices in everything that goes in your body. Go out, run and discover healthy way of life.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Building a dream.., a home, a Dream home.

It has been a dream of my parents to build a home of their own ever since I was a kid. Since we were constantly moving to different cities/towns throughout my dad's career, we never felt settled until we moved to Bengaluru aka Bangalore.

Mom and Dad looking forward..
Place where they will have their future home.

We waited for this land to be developed for over a decade now so that we can start building a house.
We kicked off the construction project in August 2014 and lined up all activities. One of the first one was to get electricity and water to the site so that construction can begin.

Borewell water

Construction project is scheduled to end somewhere towards October 2015. Looking forward to the most prized procession.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bomb on Western ave Boston/Brighton, MA #BostonStrong

A bomb was found near my office today on Western Ave, Boston/Brighton, Massachusetts.
We were watching cops blocking the the road and wondering what was going on. We saw one of the cop wearing bomb disposal suit. We instantly knew there was a bomb. As we all watched eagerly from our office, they connected the wires to detonate the bomb. 

There was a small explosion and the there were was no damage to any vehicle or property. Needless to say everyone was safe.

Take a look at the video that was shot from my office.

 Street was full of cops and they had cordoned off the street. Multiple firetrucks and emergency vehicles were ready.
This may be to dampen the spirits of next month's Boston Marathon. None of these can affect the solidarity and the strength of our community. #BostonStrong