Thursday, October 29, 2009

Workoholic Anonymous

For the last 2 weeks incl. the day I bought my fridge, I have worked for an average of 10-12 hrs everyday with no holidays, weekends etc. And not a day's run for 2 weeks!
And to top it, I slept for 6 hours over the last two days. It has been a while since I had spent so much time on anything which was unrelated to my personal life...

Time to sleep.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


For a change I bought something other than books!
Bought a new fridge today for what seems to me like an exhorbitant amount.
Somehow I am not feeling as cool as I would have expected after such a purchase, no pun intended

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Diwali

Wishing a very happy and safe festival of lights to everyone. Have a stupendous time

Play it Again, Sammy

The Chicago Marathon course record set in 1999, was broken on Sunday by Sammy Wanjiru, my favourite to break the WR, in 2:05:41...

Read on...

Somewhat like Usain Bolt, Sammy began waving before the finish and broke the course record only by a second. He said he was happy and hence began waving!


Sunday, October 04, 2009

woh saat din

actually, these nine days (but the title above has a nice ring to it, due to the movie...) have been my longest away from work since i took off for my tour of the US two years ago.

i read books, ran as much as i could and tried to regain some sanity. meeting some friends including one whom i had last met 9 years ago, helped make the most of this vacation - somewhat literally dampened by the tragic destruction wrought by floods in Karnataka and AP.
if you had asked me 2 years ago how i would like to spend a week's vacation, i don't think staying at home would have been amongst my 1st three answers...

over the last nine days, i ran

30 km on Sun (the day after i landed)
10 km on Tue
10 km on Wed
30 km on Fri
10 km today (Sun)

90 km in 9 days...

the 1st of those 30 km runs helped banish some fears of not having done much since Apr when I had accompanied Bhasker on one of his 12 in 12. the 2nd one helped helped get some mileage.
now i am on an official dry spell till Bombay.

and back to the money grinding city t'row morning...

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