Monday, January 2, 2017

Confessions

I decided to publish his post which was unpublished years ago This time, with minor edits - Life before 2012 and Year 2017
What unfolds below may be revelation to many,but familiar to those who can read my silence.

Morning person or night owl?
Before 2012 - Night Owl
Year 2017 - Neither of the two.

Over easy or sunny side up?
Before 2012 - Sunny side up
Year 2017 - Sunny side up with cheese

Favorite place to relax:
Before 2012 - 10 D, Marina beach
Year 2017 - Home Sweet Home

Favorite pie:
Before 2012 - Apple n Cinnamon
Year 2017 - Eternally in love with Apple n Cinnamon pie

Favorite ice cream flavor:
Before 2012 - Its weird for a girl, I’m not quite fond of icecreams
Year 2017 - No icecreams for me

Storms - Cool or Scary?
Before 2012 - Cool
Year 2017 - Not cool anymore. Vardah was scary.

Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
Before 2012 - Noooo
Year 2017 - Oh. I love Brocolli

If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?
Before 2012 - Got em done – Magenta red
Year 2017 - With my premature greying, black would be nice.

Name all the different cities/towns you have lived in:
Before 2012 - Karama- Dubai, Pattoor – Pandalam, Pune, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Shillong, Triplicane – Chennai, Kaduthuruthy - Kottayam, Trivandrum
Year 2017 - Chennai, Chennai, Chennai

Favorite sports to watch:

Before 2012 - Yuck, I despise em all
Year 2017 - Sports? What's that?

One nice thing about the person who sent this to you:
Before 2012 - Guess he’s hot!
Year 2017 - I really don't remember now.

What’s under your bed?
Before 2012 - Bag stuffed with sleeveless tops and halter necks
Year 2017 - Nothing

Would you like to be born as yourself again?
Before 2012 - Yes, with a little change here and there
Year 2017 - Yes, but with no change at all. I'm fine.

Have you fallen out of love?
Before 2012 - Keep falling in and out all the time *&#*
Year 2017 - Hopefully, not.

Last movie seen in a theater:
Before 2012 - Anwar
Year 2017 - Be-fikr (Puke)

What book are you reading?
Before 2012 - Intimacy by Osho
Year 2017 - Snehathinte Swargavathilukal - Madhavikkutty

Favorite board game:
Before 2012 - Cludo – I love those miniature weapons.
Year 2017 - No board games for me.

Favorite magazine:

Before 2012 - 4 P’s ( I don’t buy them nor do I subscribe, just get hold of those stray ones from boss’s table)
Year 2017 - Vanitha

Favorite smells:
Before 2012 - Smell of the first rain, diesel, old spice after shave (My daddy smell):P :P
Year 2017 - Fresh laundered sheets to dig my face into.

Favorite sounds:
Before 2012 - Announcements at stations.
Year 2017 - Voice of a long lost friend

Worst feeling in the world:
Before 2012 - Betrayal
Year 2017 - Being ignored

Name one secret fantasy:
Before 2012 - There are quite a lot – Like say, date a foreigner!
Year 2017 - Impersonate a 'man' maybe?

Monday, November 2, 2015

Doing the run!

I hated sports. In fact I hated any form of activity that needed physical agility, aggression and competition. I can't remember how long I have been this way. The sports day during school was uneventful. My javelins used to fall flat. My short-puts drops right below my nose and the PT teacher says 'position change' even before I start serving during throw ball.

But I was always there. Never bunked a PT class ever. I would stand in awe and watching my friends win medals after medals. I would cheer for the house till I went out of breath.. And I knew it, long before anyone could. I just didn't have it in me!

And then, one fine day, I wanted to know, how it felt like to run. And what propels me to this drastic step? My ever increasing waist line!

It was a stray poster that announced about a 3 km fun run for cancer awareness. I got hold of a buddy (who was also a first timer like me) and went for the kill!

It was a morning run. 5 am's are unusual hours for the late riser like me. We were at the venue all geared up, in our sponsored T-shirts, goody bags with water bottles and a banana.
Why the banana? Because bananas are power houses of energy!

And off we went, rolling our way on the marathon track. It looked easy at first, I felt the chillness of breeze as I pushed myself against the wind. I felt strong, in control and very light but, then, that did not last long. I was falling short of breath and had to slow down. The run softened to jogs and soon I found myself walking with a bunch of  'marathon walkers' .

Walking turned out to be as stressful as running was. We were under constant pressure to not fall far behind. We made up the distance by running until we were short of breath again. This is what I would call a 'semi-marathon'! Fighting all gasps, huffs and puffs, we pushed our way to the finish! 

A volunteer forced the medal round my head and smiled as she said, 'Well done!' I didn't know how my fellow runners felt about this, but I was thrilled. I was all grins, ear to ear, flashing my medal around like a 5 year old!

I really like this new phase. From being a sports averse person to indulging in milder version of athletics, I have come a long way. The key is to persist. To hold and say just a bit more to go.
In hurts at places I never knew existed, but I am definitely doing a 'semi-marathon' again. 
So now its 'Yay' to fitness!

My first run ever!