Day #-91 Marathon

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.

Why?

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!

13 thoughts on “Day #-91 Marathon

  1. Given your adventurous profile, running some 20 odd km doesn’t sound like a real adventure at all! ;)

    But here’s wishing you have a great time! Good luck.

  2. Bravo! It’s very important to make each day meaningful, and to have something new to report. Otherwise, you’ll wake up one day, and you’ll wonder what you have done for the last ten years. It’s gone up in smoke, with no interesting memory of it. I’m probably at the last decade of my life. And I try to learn and to do one new thing a day, be it a piano piece, or a new type of muffin, or a new country via someone’s blog. You help a lot by sharing your adventures. Thank you!

    • Thanks for the encouragement Claudia! I agree, one must keep doing new things in life because there is so much to do and human beings are not meant to play video games all the time (I used to do that too)… haha!

  3. I may not be as fit as you but I have no problem with trekking (we did that a lot in Patagonia and I walk a lot every day), biking or swimming. But I can’t run. Like, really can’t run. Even if I had tigers or King Kong coming after me :lol:

    Good luck!

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