22 September 2012

Vibha 2012 Race

Ran the 5K Vibha Dream Mile Race today. Our Sunday morning Bengali crowd was there – Samaresh and Paroma, Amitesh and Sharmila joined in the 5K race. As did Gouranga and Sudipta ! Youngster Paroma ranked high enough to win a award (I missed the ceremony though). Esha, Sreya, Mistu and Anusuya did the 5K walk.

That was one hilly route. Made the mistake of starting fast (7:31min/mile pace). Had to slow down to finish off at 8:02 min/mile pace average. (24 min 29 secs).




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22 September 2012

14th Vibha Dream Mile Atlanta Run 2012

Ran the second race this quarter at Vibha. First Vibha 5K run for me. Sharmila also came for the run. As did Amitesh, Samaresh, Paroma, Sudipta and Gourango. Anusuya, Esha, Sreya and Mistu came for the 5K walk.
I ran too fast in the first mile (7:31 pace). Had to slow down in the last two – the hills did not make it any easier… finished wit 24:29 time. Have not seen the official results yet.

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21 September 2012

I guess I deserved that..

My flight this morning was horribly late and I gave up all hopes of going back home to change and went straight to office in jeans and my printed shirt (see pic) to some hilarious effects.
The classiest one was from Dudley – “Boss, the 70s called. They want their shirt back” πŸ™‚


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20 September 2012

Fill in the blanks

Usually, I fly home on Thursdays. This time I am flying out on Thursday. Nonetheless, puzzle time. Fill in the dashes with the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 so that the equality stands. (the evaluation is done strictly from left to right – so 6 – 2 x 3 = 12 and not 0).

_ + _ – _ x _ / _ x _ = 50

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16 September 2012

Sunday morning run – Roys and Mukherjees

Since we came back home late last night, it was decided that I will join the Sunday morning run but let Nikita and Sharmila sleep in. This morning as I was putting my running clothes on, eight year old Nikita sprang from her bed and said she will come out. Sharmila and I were concerned that she might not have rested well but she was adamant she will come out – even after I told her that her best friend was not going to join today.

I was impressed by her energy – so I switched back from running shoes to walking shoes and Sharmila also decided to join us. Amitesh, Samaresh and Paroma came and they ran with Sharmila for 5K. Nikita and I walked for 2.5K. Met Lara from our running group at the Greenway.

During the walk, Nikita asked me when do I get up for my run on weekdays, how much do I run and when do I finish. I was getting excited that she might want to come out on some weekdays too. So, I answered her questions and then asked “Why, what are you thinking?”. She said “Nothing. Just making polite conversation”!!

So, that was that!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚






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13 September 2012

Nice quick run in this fallish weather

Sub-9 minute miles for 3 miles. Beautiful Milton weather in this early fall. However, the hills were steep enough that I had to take a 15 second break to catch my breath. So far, September is going nice and easy. I think the muscles are recovering enough that I will shoot for another month of 100 miles of barefoot running in October.

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11 September 2012

The Indomitable Nikita !!

If you know me even in the passing, you probably know that I make friends with anybody and everybody πŸ™‚ I always am curious to know the background, likes, dislikes, aspirations and so on of anybody I meet. Now, this habit of me making friends with total strangers in cabs, hotels, airports, bars, coffee shops and so on and then adding them on Facebook so I can continue to be in touch with them is utterly ridiculed and often outright trashed by my wife and daughters.

Nikita always warns me of “Stranger danger” – like I am a eight year old like her.

But the following conversation on Saturday was too hilarious. We had just come out of the restaurant where I made friends with this particularly nice server who has great aspirations in his life. Anyways, back in the car, Niki asked “Why do you make friends with everybody”? I said “Life is too short not to make friends”. Her immediate retort was “Yeah, and life is not a Facebook webpage either”.

I was totally stumped. πŸ™‚

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