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Missing That Feeling..!!

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I think it's the longest break I've taken from an official running event since I've properly started running in 2018. Today while discussing with a friend, I ended up re-living my running sundays in my mind. Then just for few moments (I had to do it), I got up and just admired these medals and got back to work.




Let's see what all I can add to the list for the moments that are missing in my life because of Corona. Lemme start:

I'm missing...

That feeling of booking flight tickets and hotel accomodation three months in advance to travel for the run

That feeling of collecting and keeping all running gear up front in the evening as you have to go for a run next morning
That feeling of cursing myself when I put an alarm for 3 in the morning to wake up
That feeling of cursing myself when I had to wake up and leave the bed at 3 in the morning as I had to go for a run
That feeling of finally getting a good bowel movement at such an odd hour of the morning

That feeling of morning h…

A Long and A Lone Run.. Few thoughts..!!

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Covid-19 has got to the nerves of everyone, someway or the other. However, there is one thing that has helped me maintain my sanity is endurance sports, like long runs and long bike rides.
There are days, when I've started doing my own mini-duathlon (say 20-30km bike ride followed by 10k run). This might sound awkward to many, but there are few who will be okay with me doing this.
Despite all this, even with so much physical activity, I've never attempted a half marathon alone. All my 14 half-marathons have been in some event or the other. Maximum distance I've covered alone, I guess, will be around 17-18km at a stretch. So to give it a try, last weekend, I thought of attempting a half marathon. All alone.
I made this decision pretty late I guess, as weekend was almost over. Yup, it was just another usual Sunday evening (there wasn't anything special gonna happen while everyone is stuck in the lockdown). I geared up and went down for a run. However, with Corona around the…

Live It Up..!!

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Travel the world, Be your own muse.
World can be a cruel place,
Lets put it to some use.
Find the rhythm,
In day to day rush.
How about we put,
Those unnecessary voices to hush.
Focus on the silence, Find the nature's acoustic.
Like even at low tides,
Ocean feels therapeutic.
Lost in our efforts, We even struggle to strive.
Buried under simulated burdens,
We forget to thrive.

Take a look,
There's so much to life. Turn around and see once, Beautiful nature's rife.
Go ahead, Experience and nurture.
I'll wait for you on the other side,
While I create my own culture.

How I broke the ICE on stage and got comfortable..!!

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I had a bad history of stage appearances. Not that, if I reached on stage, someone was gonna come to me and eat me alive, but yeah, that’s how it felt to me. Apart from that what all I felt when I was on stage is tough to describe, but let me make an attempt to the same.
Symptoms were as follows: 1) Looking down at the floor or up on the ceiling, 2) Dry lips, 3) Itchy throat, 4) Elevated heartbeat, 5) Trembling legs, 6) Sweat dripping all over me, 7) Lower than normal voice (I’m already known for not speaking much loudly)
I’ll come back and add more if any other thing pops-up my head, but right now, apart from someone eating me alive, these 7 points I mentioned above were the key highlights of my mental and physical state whenever I stepped on any stage addressing even a crowd as small as 4–5 people. Yeah, I know 5 people might not sound big to you, but for someone who has stage fear and paranoia, for them it is a LOT.
I tried a lot to improve and the harder I worked on it, more anxious I becam…

A Random Morning Musing..!!

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With ample to learn, None to concern, I still yearn, For my childhood days.
I looked out of the window, Rain hitting the ground low,
Seeking out the rainbow, Dreaming, on my bed, I lay.


Two Faces..!!

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Am I the sun, or Am I the moon? Well, I'm a celestial body in a vast lonely sky, You may call it a bane or a boon.
I've got two faces, But they're one. None of them as bad as yours', that you Tell to stay away from, to your daughter and son.
I don't hate it, that One of them has always been a dark one. At least, it has always been there for me, My forever companion.
Loyal, as it's always Present in my bad times. Reliable, 'coz It won't judge me even in my worst crimes.
Every evening, I see you sitting on the benches, When I look down from the sky. Some smiles look so genuine and fresh, While few smiles come out as a bit wry.
Some are trying to please others, Some are struggling with the experiences they've sorrowed. Some are trying to make relationships work, Some are buying happiness with the money they've borrowed.
Crippled, That's how you people feel. Like handicapped you behave, Just because in life someone acted like a heel?
Stop depending on others, Stop being a c…

Uprooted Leaf..!!

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For years,
I held my ground.
But everyone has their day,
This time nature found its way around.

Like a sudden puff,
I got sucked with the stormy wind.
Away from my roots,
Leaving everything behind.

How would I survive,
I thought, as I held my nerve.
While I blew towards the ocean,
With the nature's breath which felt like swerve.

I stood on ground,
With nothing to hold.
I saw waves approaching towards me,
I felt everything, but bold.

For few moments,
There was breathlessness.
I was stuck in a roaring wave,
Accompanied with total darkness.

Then there came a moment,
I felt like someone held my hand.
It was nothing like from what I originated,
It was just a pile of sand.

Half buried in the sand,
The hold was firm.
For the first time since I left,
I felt safe, that was confirm.

Now that I had someone to rely upon,
Relaxed, I lay alone under the sky which seemed so big and wide now.
Wind gushes couldn’t take me away,
Waves couldn’t take me for a ride now.