Yesterday I was telling my younger brother, I may not attend the wedding of a close friend. He asked me why, I said I have my Running Training going on and I don’t want to skip it. His eyes popped out. My younger brother has been pushing me for god knows how many years to get fit and watch myself. I kept telling him, yeah you’ll see the transformation in the next 6 months, blah, blah, blah which of-course never happened. So yesterday, for a couple of minutes he acted like a storm had hit us. His reaction was really??? I said “yeah” I am serious.
So todays training was a 3k run along with a swim. I was happy today cuz I was able to run a lil extra than yesterday. It’s a small achievement, but small steps lead you to bigger ones right! Being Monday, I was thinking what the week ahead will lie in front of me. After reaching work due to reasons best known to me I was frustrated. I decided to take a post lunch off and visit a friend.She is a runner herself wanted to go drop off the TCS 10K forms nearby and go watch a film.BTW I signed up for the TCS 5.7K run, yeh now lets see how that goes. We watched this really cute film called “2States”, thoroughly enjoyed the film. In this whole process of starting to run and train, I found it funny, but I started to lose my appetite. Normally I am a poor eater but I love food and enjoy good food. I just don’t feel hungry or feel the need to eat. So yesterday I hadn’t eaten the whole day, but I was still energetic and fine. Really weird and wrong on so many levels.
I realized yesterday that it’s been a week since I started running training and all I’ve spoken to anybody is and only about “Running”, I was warned but yes its “Addictive”
Also, I learnt a lesson today if you know something about anything or anybody just “SHUT UP”. Don’t open your mouth and keep it to yourself, its the best solution and keeps you out of trouble. PERIOD!
Today I did a short run and then swam for 45minutes. There was a Running Induction Workshop being organised at IIM-B. So my afternoon was completely booked for the session.
In between getting ready to go for the workshop and all I was having a conversation with a really close friend who felt ridiculous that everything comes with a price tag. I found it strange, cuz I am a strong beleiver that when a price tag is attached to anything you tend to value it more. It can be anything be it a workshop you may be attending or the gym or anywhere else, it may cost you 10bucks or 10lakhs but when you pay for something you realise the value of it more. You tend to take the matter/situation more seriously when you pay for it.
The founder of Art of Living always says never give anything for free, make people pay for it then its value increases. Think about it!
Coming back to the workshop, it was a learning experience. We tend to think we know it all but there are so many things we are not aware of. It was an eyeopener and a totally knowledgeable experience.
Love and Laughter always
Soo yesterday was the training session with the group again. I look forward to these group sessions, its so much fun and really motivating. I like this group, they are fun to train with, for a beginner like me its a great team to train with.
Yesterday, our Trainers Mother had come to train with us, a really sweet Aunty. I was shocked when she told me her age, cuz firstly she didn’t look one bit her age and secondly she was so full of life and motivation. Also she rides a cycle, how cool can that be huh?? I haven’t touched a cycle after school, now that’s another story.
Aunty came along with me yesterday while I was running and all throughout my run she kept encouraging me ” You’re doing well” “Keep it up” ” Don’t give up”. I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s session.
So I ran/walked a total of 3k yesterday and then did stretches for 30minutes. After my run,got back home and went for a swim with the husband. It was so relaxing. I slept for the whole afternoon and towards the evening I started feeling a lil sick. It was like I was in a trance state, the way you feel when you’re high! I could feel my head spinning, felt dehydrated and my whole body was aching. I was present physically but my mind was somewhere else. I guess I was really tired, I don’t know but I felt weird.
Love and Laughter always