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September Shenanigans

September Shenanigans

Do you know what is harder than to start running after a break? Blogging after a break! I keep telling myself that I’m going back to my old schedule of 3 posts a week or to get inspiration from the other bloggers that I follow. But it’s been virtually non-existent, almost like I have writers block. It also doesn’t help that I write what I feel and about my experiences and with the injury, my thoughts are almost all consumed…

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What is Running Love?

What is Running Love?

For some reason, maybe because it was the weekend of Valentine’s day, these lines were stuck in my head. It is a sonnet by Shakespeare made more famous by the Emma Thompson/Kate Winslet adaption of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.  One of my favorite poems about love is a sonnet by Shakespeare made more famous by the Emma Thompson/Kate Winslet adaption of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.  “Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the…

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How to not let stress affect your workouts

How to not let stress affect your workouts

For the past week and a half, I’ve been involved with a very talented and a tad crazy group of people to compete in a hackathon – where we produce a fully developed product delivering actual value to our users and company. Yesterday was the final presentation and judging; we had to pitch to senior leadership. My stress levels were through the roof, even as we were having so much fun! My workouts a chore that was keeping me from doing…

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Welcome the New Year Resolutioners at your Gym

Welcome the New Year Resolutioners at your Gym

I wrote this post 2 years ago about New Year Resolutioners and after reading all the moaning about resolutioners on facebook, it looks like it’s time for a refresher post.    When I see new people at the gym, I love that people are taking the first step to their resolution. The new crowd of people also annoys the old hardcore people who view the resolutioners as a temporary annoyance.  I get it. The swim lanes are all occupied during your usual…

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Our weekend ski trip – Cataloochee Ski Area

Our weekend ski trip – Cataloochee Ski Area

I’m not a cold sports person, maybe because I prefer sports where my feet are firmly on the ground. Also, growing up in hot South India, I never had the option to play in the snow. My first snow sighting was when I came to Atlanta, but it being Atlanta it snows like maybe 1-2 days a year inspite of many impending dooms of Snowpocalypse! The minions love to experiment with cold sports and we’ve settled on an annual ski trip in February…

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Lack of Sleep and it’s Effect on Training and Life

Lack of Sleep and it’s Effect on Training and Life

Sleep. Or the Lack of. Every parent has vivid memories of being low on sleep during the newborn and sometimes well into toddler days. These days, luckily my minions sleep through the night, or atleast they are smart enough to know NOT to wake me up when I’m asleep. Especially on the days I’m up at 4:xx AM trying to get a run/ride/swim in before work.  It was hard in the beginning, but then I got used to the routine as…

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