2 weeks completed

Yeah!!! Proved some people wrong but more than that surprised myself.
After running today one of my toe is hurting a bit, I hope it is nothing serious.

Tarun Chandel
Still a long way to go...

IMP: I will be going offline for some days and will update this blog after coming back online.

Best Day

Today I ran for 20 mins without taking break and that includes a sprint at the end. I had to push myself at a lot of places, especially at the point where I generally used to stop. The sprint at the end was the best part, as I did not know how much I had left in me, but the outcome surprised me (though I was almost breathless at the end and everyone passing by was staring at me but for the first time I was feeling good about it). Good day at running, really happy :)

Tarun Chandel  
I am surprising myself

Cross Training

First day at the cross training. Started with skipping and it was really fun. Next I tried squats and after doing just 5 I was about to crash, still I pushed myself for 20. Though it got easy later on, but I am sure I will feel it while using the stairs. I somehow did the situps but the toughest part was yet to come. I tried Vajrasana (yoga), it is supposed to make your body tough. In the first attempt, I could hardly sit for 10 secs. In second try I pushed for 20 seconds, it felt like a truck was passing over my legs. Cross training was over in 5 mins. The confident feeling that I was building in last 2 days at jogging was gone; I am still in horrible condition.

“Give up, give up a Business Analyst need not run, go back to the comfortable life”
This is what I keep hearing in my head. May be I should ...

Tarun Chandel
Need to avoid using stairs today

15 Minutes at a stretch WooHahaha...

Another good day at running. Today for the first time I was able to run at a stretch for more than 5 mins. I jogged for almost 15 mins without taking a break. Passing the first five minutes was tough but after that for next ten minutes it was fun. I think I had glimpses of getting my rhythm back. Though the speed was very slow but I was pushing to go on without taking any breaks, speed I will build over time.

Tarun Chandel
Now we are running :)

An Old Angel

I had just crashed on a bench in the park as an old man stopped in front of me. "When I was your age I used to run like a horse and you are wasting a morning on this bench", he blabbered uninvitingly. I looked at him and he was smiling as if he was Birbal and had just given the best advice to Akbar. I got up (out of sheer respect for his age) and offered him the seat. I just started running; somehow I was not feeling the ache and was not feeling heavy either. I thought that the old was an angelic figure or may be he just wanted my seat. I looked back and could not see the old man... (because a tree was blocking my view). Good day on the track ran the longest of distance till date. I think marathon is not completely off the table :)

Tarun Chandel
Run-->Get Tired-->Break-->Run-->Get Tired--...

Oversized Girl

Today I was feeling good as I was moving faster than usual. Just then a lady at-least thrice my size overtook me and I was thinking that I was really fast. Another sad day on the track. I am slower than kids, oldies, fat guys and even the oversized girls. Seriously what was I thinking before registering for the Marathon.

Tarun Chandel
Whatever...

Inspiration for running

Prakash Vibhute is my new inspiration. Prakash runs for 32 kilometers everyday and he started running just month and a half back (somehow hard to believe but that may well be the media exaggeration). I hope that I continue to run and someday run just like Prakash Vibhute does.

My running has improved from the first day but, I have still not run for more than 5 minutes at a stretch.

Tarun Chandel
Getting ready, getting inspired!

Tarun Chandel's Healthy Living blog.
Get to know Tarun Chandel better: Photos | Twitter | iThink... | Business Analysis Blog | LinkedIn | Facebook | Flickr

Template: Smashing Magazine - Design Disease - Blog and Web - Dilectio Blogger Template