10 January 2013

It is 61! In Milton! In Jan!!

Some wise man once said “Climate is what you expect. Weather is what you get”. How true!
Two years back, this week in Jan was so cold and so much ice and snow that my car could not even get to the property gate. Before I could clear the last hill, it slipped all the way down off road and stopped between two trees!! Today, it is a balmy spring like 61!! Go figure!
A relative fast 5K run…

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6 January 2013

9 minutes!

Finally found a great and logical answer to the question – Why do those clocks snooze for 9 minutes? (instead of a more logical 10 minutes or 15 minutes ….). You may have already known it but I did not. Before I tell you what I read, let me ask you – why do you think it is that way?

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6 January 2013

First Sunday Bengali run of the year

First Sunday morning Bengali run. I was the only one who showed up πŸ™ Well, I have the whole Starbucks to myself now πŸ˜‰
Paid dearly for not packing my barefoot shoes for India. (Ran in my travel sneakers). Lot of pain in left lower calf muscle and a weird pain on my right foot right under where you have the shoelace knot. At around one mile, there was a sudden searing pain. I jumped up in surprise and pain. Could not put my foot down. After a few minutes, ran slowly back taking care to land on the outer edge of the foot. Any of you have had this problem before?

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4 January 2013

Now the last leg…

Wow! That was a pleasant surprise. Got down at DC and then immigration took all of 2 minutes. Customs was 0 minutes. Delta lady insisted that she will ensure I can catch the earlier flight. There was NO ONE at TSA Pre other than me – even the bored TSA ladies started small talk with me. Reached the terminal and Delta was yelling my name – walked into the earlier flight and they closed the door. And they were holding a first class set for me!! That reduces the thirty four hour trip to thirty two. However, only when I have had that first sip of Starbucks tall extra hot nonfat latte at Atlanta airport, will this trip be officially over for me πŸ™‚

3 January 2013

Onto second leg…

In the larger scheme of things, if The Lord intended us to fly, He would have certainly made it easier for us to make connections! πŸ™‚ Made it to the flight to DC from Dubai. Of course, the prospect of sitting in a metal tube for 13 hours with little ability to step out and catch some fresh air makes me wonder if it was worth making the connection to begin with πŸ™‚

3 January 2013

Yoga by my brother

While I love running, I am not a terrible fan of stretching. However, after I hit 45, not stretching gets me into a lot of trouble. I was curious about Yoga and asked my brother if he could show me some poses. Here is a few he showed me. It might be easier for me to stop running altogether!!!