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Why Boston Marathon

Why Boston Marathon

4 years ago, around this time of the year, I was unexpectedly offered a charity spot to the London Marathon. Unexpected because I had been applying for a lottery and charity spot ever since I started running (London Marathon was my THE ONE race that I’d always wanted to do) but had always been rejected. That year after the incredible accomplishment of 70.3 Augusta, I wrote on the blog about wanting to do more. To run for something bigger, something…

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My Charity Team for Boston Marathon

My Charity Team for Boston Marathon

Those who have followed my running (and sometimes triathlon) adventures know that I’ve been on a quest to complete the World Marathon Majors (Chicago, NYC, Boston, London, Berlin & Tokyo). Boston was my biggest challenge. Since a Boston qualifying time was not happening at my sloth pace (please no judgement about how “anyone could run a BQ if only they really really wanted to”), my only option was a charity entry. I AM SUPER EXCITED AND SUPER HONORED TO RUN…

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#YouWillBeFound

#YouWillBeFound

#YouWillBeFound “So let the sun come streaming in‘Cause you’ll reach up and you’ll rise againLift your head and look aroundYou will be found” Have you ever felt emotionally breaking down for absolutely no reason other than a song, a song that you may have heard may times in the past without that extreme reaction? I didn’t even have this reaction on watching DEH live or when Hugh Jackman performed it so wonderfully. The song somehow found it’s way into one…

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Back to School – 7 Weeks to Berlin

Back to School – 7 Weeks to Berlin

First full week of school.The heat and humidity is back with a vengeance. The weekly mileage is creeping up.My runs were hodge-podge but I did get all my miles in but could not get in any lunchtime bootcamp this week. Tuesday: I think I had a good tempo interval speed workout. Definitely made me work at it!! It was exhilarating to actually get it done. Wednesday: Tuesday night, my 13yo and me had a huge spat so I didn’t want…

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Not being the perfect Mother

Not being the perfect Mother

Relationships are hard. Expectations in relationships are harder. Maintaining relationships that have expectations of certain behavior is even more harder. Not having open conversations about the expectations in a relationship that you have to maintain is the hardest. A lot of what I feel is cultural and may not be understood by someone growing up in the US. Parenting Indian parents are mostly rigid with their kids with the focus on school rather than outside of school. I’m more of…

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Trying to move past the frustration of running

Trying to move past the frustration of running

I never thought I’d say this and I know that I don’t probably mean it and it is just the frustration speaking – At this moment in time, Saturday 5pm, as I sit defeated after yet another sucky run making it XX sucky runs in a row, I wonder …. (No, it is not just the Atlanta summer, I had horribly slow runs even when running next to the majestic Niagara Falls) I wonder why I am doing this to…

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