Archive for May, 2010

a ‘marathon’ with more fun than run

May 15, 2010

I had registered for the Mississauga Marathon and it was supposed to be my first ever 42.2 km RUN … but then Boston happened and I had time of my life on 19 April … 🙂

After that, I had not run (except for reaching GO Train station in time) and so I decided to ‘tone down’ my participation in just the quarter-marathon (or rather 10KM) category of the event … which meant there was only one-fourth running to be done from my side — but we gathered a team and volunteered (to supply water/gatorade) at a beautiful location and contributed (in our own little ways) to the marathoners in their accomplishment – and thereby quadrupled the FUN! 🙂

someday, i am thinking – should i pick up any new hobby(ies)? – do let me know if you have some good ideas to consider [this does not mean i will give up running – if Boston comes calling, who can say no 🙂 ]


if hope were dupes, fears maybe liars

May 3, 2010

if hopes were dupes, fears maybe liars

Recently, I came to see the above verse ( from Say not the Struggle Naught availeth by Arthur Hugh Clough) with a different perspective.

One day in hurry, I locked my bicycle at train station’s bike parking – using the chain with numbered lock – in such a way that it would be easy for anyone to take it away (leaving the lock behind; tied to the pole/stand like a ‘necklace’). I realized (or feared) this only after boarding the train – and could do nothing but to wait till I come back in the evening …

When I returned, as I had hoped – the bike was still there. I am sure no one had thought of ‘stealing’ it – but if at all some passerby had ‘rolled’ his/her eyes on the parking lot with an intention to find some ‘unlocked’ bike for ‘lifting’, he/she might have considered mine as ‘securely’ locked and not fitting his/her category of ‘easy steal’.

And then it occurred to me that many times our ‘fears’ are like ‘improperly used ineffective locks’ … they do not ‘exist’ at all for one who tries. So, fear not and go for your dreams 🙂

[I am certainly not ‘encouraging’ anyone to ‘look harder’ for such bikes ;)]

PS: It seems I remember many more poems (or atleast lines) from my school days than I thought …