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Thursday, March 30, 2006

New jogging trail...

Today after a long time I ran on a new trail, it was a welcome change from my daily path (where I happened to know each and every pothole and stray dog!!). Another change was that the new trail (Carter road stretch, in Bombay) is a dedicated track for people to walk (and also run), unlike my daily trail which is on a busy road. But Carter road is not really the best place to run as its been paved with very hard shahbad (stone) tiles. My shins got a heavy beating for the half hour I managed to jog.
The highlight of the morning was that I had the company of a bright boy named 'Nick', 10yrs old and always willing to try out new things. He wanted to try out jogging/running, something very different from tennis which he has been playing for the last six years. Hope had a good time and decides to take up running on a regular basis.
I only wish I had remembered that Joggers Park was located right next to Carter road. It has a mud track and would have been more fun to run. But, there is always a next time....

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe now an ironman is in order to feel like u hv actually arrived.
Cool deal bud.

VP

Girish said...

Thanks. Hope to do a triathlon someday. Do keep track of things to come through the blog....

Brett said...

Hey Girish,

Brett here, nice to see you running. Its good excercise and it can be quite spiritually uplifitng too. Hope all goes well in Singapore.

Anonymous said...

hey g!!!
i am really impressed with your blog notes... way to go and hey i see that running has become part of your life ...... keep running....monisha miranda

Girish said...

Thanks Brett. Yes, running is addictive... am yet to get to the stage of spiritual high!!

Girish said...

Thanks Monisha. Plan to be more regular with my blog, try and have 5 posts a week. Keep coming back.. Enjoy..G

Minesh said...

Mallya.
You gone crazy about this running stuff, anyways good going man, addicted to something atleast and its not tht bad :)

Another sign is u do have a lot of time man, good that after moving to this new company u have more time to do such things

Keep it up

Envy you

Girish said...

Hi MP,
Actually I have less free time now, but have made time to pursue a hobby. And am really enjoying it.... Maybe you should give it a shot. Trust me after I have start running regularly I actually have become more productive (have more energy, am more alert and dont really fall ill any more!!). Think about it......!!!

Minesh said...

Mallya,

I agree with you, but trust me when you live in a suitcase travel 4 to 5 countries a month and are sleep in hotel beds 20 days or more, you just wanna relax when back home dont wanna pursue any hobbies, which is why I said envy you

Girish said...

I agree, doing something physical might not be the best thing for you at this point in time. But take up a hobby like photography or blogging... to unwind and do something while you are on the move. Get the most of the travel that you do....