Tuesday, August 09, 2011

August, here i come!

What are the different excuses you come up with to skip your daily jog/run/yoga?
Here's a peek into mine -

-I’m tired
-I need to rest (since i dig trenches at work)
-It’s too late
-I’m hungry
-It’s raining
-It might rain
-There are weird looking people on the streets
-There is a giant dog in the park
-There is a nervous dog in the park
-I’m too embarrassed to run (the pitiable way I run) with so many experts running
-I don't have a proper running outfit
-It’s too hot
-It’s too cold
-just like that!

The ones below take the cake as the lamest excuses ever.

-I can’t unlock the apartment door (?!?)
-Now that I have opened it, I can’t lock the door

To be fair to yours truly, it has rained for the last few days and the wooden door doesn’t open/close properly.

Anyways, it’s high time I make some fitness goals – so in response to K2’s call, here’s my goal for the month of August - Run 3 rounds around the park (non-stop 15 mins) and run a total of 6 rounds (run and walk – 30 mins). Boo me if i chicken out!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Simple joys

I’m not a big fan of firecrackers. Never been one. A strange kid I was - I always worried that the someday some rogue firecracker would land in my ear and burst there. Gawd! The misery of having a vivid imagination.

Anyways – the promise of spectacular, jaw-dropping to the floor type of fireworks took us to the Charles riverbanks 4 hours before the designated time. The time was spent watching hordes of people munching on their snacks, guzzling buckets of beer and soda, and fooling around in wacky outfits. The impossibly cute kids were also spotted and they were really the saving grace. With no food, water or voluntary entertainment, and (er..ahem…filthy port-a-potty’s) time moved slowly. And miraculously with it my mood turned from my not so gentle “l’ll burn down everything” to “yeah, I’m enjoying myself”.
The fireworks, true to the promise, delivered. They were stupendous, out of this world and had me gaping at the whole burst of stars with an open mouth. The bestest I have ever seen.
So when a 4-day weekend came to an end, the fireworks ensured that I slept like a happy child. Not scared of office anymore. :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm alive

just day dreaming....