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Month: January 2015

Dopey Challenge Race Report (Compiled)

Dopey Challenge Race Report (Compiled)

This post on the Dopey Challenge Race Report is a compilation of all my Dopey days! Just a little blurb that hopefully makes it easier for someone to search and read them all (SEO – don’t give up on me now!!)   Dopey Challenge: To go Dopey or Not to go Dopey (read before you register!)   Week 0 : The Week Before   Day 0 : The Expo   Day 1 : The Fab 3 take on the Family Fun 5K…

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Friday Five – Indoor Activities

Friday Five – Indoor Activities

I must be one of the rare people who actually likes training indoors. Obviously, outdoors is the best. But I’m faced with so many time and logistical constraints that having resources at home lets me continue training without too many breaks. All I need is to make sure that I wake up early enough to get the workout done! So instead of sharing Five “indoor” workouts, I’m sharing five activities that I like doing indoors for the Friday Five.  1. Treadmill …

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My Worst Race

My Worst Race

I’m joining “Tuesday on the Run” with Run the Great Wide Somewhere, MCM Mama Runs and My No-Guilt Life! Today’s topic: My worst race. What makes one give a race the title “my worst race”? It could be one with the worst possible finish time. Or one like Thanksgiving Day Half 2011, where I was completely humbled on course. Or the Atlanta 13.1 2013, which was a complete misery after mile 5 when I wasn’t prepared for the hilly onslaught and I got dropped. Or the most memorable one of them all – Chicago Marathon…

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Dopey Challenge Race Report – The Marathon

Dopey Challenge Race Report – The Marathon

The day of the marathon started bright and early! Not really bright, but certainly early!  (Maybe I should stop calling it the start of the day and just refer to it as the continuation of the previous night’s party!)  Surprisingly, I wasn’t feeling nervous. All my nervousness was spent the day before during the half marathon, when I could barely get my breaths straight in the beginning! I was feeling surprisingly good for having run 22.4 miles over the past…

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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

While growing up, I wanted to be an Archeologist who wrote cricket columns for Sportsweek (publication in India), or a writer who went on archeological digs (Agatha Christie!). Ended up taking no courses that were English or History related and they were relegated to a hobby and soon forgotten, even writing. A pity. Then came the social media age and I found blogging and even facebook posts sometimes. A perfect outlet for me to write about what I love (now running/tri instead…

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Dopey Challenge Race Report – Half Marathon

Dopey Challenge Race Report – Half Marathon

After 3 nights of early wakeups and late bedtimes, I was so tired the night before that Shawna says I fell asleep mid-paragraph! And hence missed the start time memo. It was a hurried departure and we got slightly stuck behind merging lanes of traffic. But that helped us get a spot closer to the entrance! So all was good.  For the half marathon, we went as Pirates ready to have a jolly good time! The weather turned from hot…

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Dopey Challenge Race Report – 10K

Dopey Challenge Race Report – 10K

After kicking off the Dopey Challenge with the 5K on Thursday, our strategy should’ve been to kick back and put our feet up. Instead, I dragged everyone along to Harry Potter world in the afternoon. And we walked around a ton (well, du’h!). So I showed up to the start of the 10K on Friday  Sleepy With aching legs. Make that killer aching legs. but complete with awesome costume for our themed race!  I had teamed up with Julie Anderson…

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