Back to blogging. One post a day, for 91 days straight.
For someone who hasn’t blogged since March 17 (that’s a gap of 124 days), this title might seem odd. Lot of things have happened since I posted last, but there was nothing unusual. Spring has turned into summer, with scorching heat and Mumbai-like heat and humidity. My mother visited me for 3.5 weeks and was content with everything (pheww!). And so on.
The reason for this post is to announce that I have registered for the Toronto ‘Half’ Marathon which is going to be held on October 17, 2010. The Marathon is 42.2km (as usual) and I will be running half of it, i.e. 21.1km.
This blog, with daily updates, is just another mechanism to keep me motivated. I’ll be posting my daily progress, race plans, and share any information that I gather from devouring tons of reading material.
For the past few months, I was increasingly feeling like I haven’t ‘done’ something for a while, be it travel or adventure or both. Back in 2003, I biked 650km (6 days) from Goa to Mumbai. In 2005, I went on a trek in the Himalayas and saw glaciers and snow (which is not so interesting anymore!) In 2006, I biked in the Himalayas (8 days). 2007 was an exciting year of moving to Canada, followed by a trip to Israel, Peru, Russia and Bhutan in the next year.
Last year and half were low-key, I was busy ‘settling down’. Hence, it was important to do something interesting this year. The thought of running a Marathon occurred to me one day and before my dominant rational-self interfered in the decision making, I spontaneously signed up.
So, here I am, soon to be a half-Marathoner!