Saturday, September 30, 2006

running update...

time ---------- 5.25 pm
place ---------- gurgaon

distance 7k

Weather here is a bit dry. Though it gets pretty sweaty in calcutta but i feel that its easy to run in a humid environ than a dry one. May be I have been having less water these days. Need to keep my self hydrated.

After touching 10k i plan to increase not more than 15% of distance in a week.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

the running diary

if i look back, running is the best thing to have happened to me. It started as i was putting on weight like anything. Now its become a habbit. It gives me immense satisfaction to be able to run fairly long distances. In the process I have had my shares of disappointments as well as moments of achievement like when i did my first 10k run or when I had to cut my marathon training because of an injury which left me grounded for a good six months.
I have started again and this time along with the action I intend to keep a running diary which I would update regularly. I can judge my progress that way and keep a record. May be somebody will find it interesting too. I also intend to start a running club@IIMC. Its nice to see people taking those long strides to fitness.

Well thats enough bakar.....the stats:

26 sep 06 ----------2.6k road running slow pace
27 sep 06 ----------5k road running fast paced

And wish me luck so that this time i avoid injuries.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Competition Vs Passion

The feeling did arise, though because of sheer frustration :-) (too much load before Durga Pooja holidays). If people did what they felt like doing , more so in the context of the placement process of B schools, will the concept of competition come into picture. If you really have a passion for something, something which you look forward to doing, would you really care that there is somebody else who also shares the passion for the sake of competition ( there are exceptions though, Some people might be inherently competitive).

Thursday, September 21, 2006


do things change when you start believing in destiny? Does that make you more risk taking in nature. Or should i say you start believing in urself because you know that u are going to get somewhere which is already decided so nothing else matters.
After coming to IIMCAL I have had the pleasure of meeting Malli Mastan Babu. Malli opted out of placement process at IIMCAL to climb mount everest. He did climb it and in the process made the world record for fastest seven summits despite tremendous difficulties and obstacles. Hats off to Malli. Guts of steel i must say.
Now what could be that thing or feeling which can inspire/motivate a person to do something like that. I feel that belief in destiny could be one those factors.