This blog as might be apparent from the title has to do with running, biking and basically other outdoor individualistic sports, sometimes extreme, such as rock climbing . But don't be surprised if you find articles on work, personal life, music and even philosophy, this blog is an exception in this aspect in the blogosphere of running blogs and I am trying to revamp the blog to make it more runner friendly. You might want to look at the sidebar titled 'categorised', which as is obvious, categorizes my posts into different areas of interest.
The other thing that might interest many people is a section on 'running videos' and 'general videos' on the side bar, which I keep updating now and then.
I plan to bring in more posts on running and biking, with some added colour, so as to make them 'complete'. That's about it for now.
As a post-note, I have run a half-marathon, but I am yet to attempt a marathon, which through some concerted effort and time should happen in the future, but that ofcourse is not the culmination of this blog, it would on the contrary be something to jumpstart this blog onto new vistas.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Here are some arbitly strange things that have happened in the vicinity of my conciousness during the past few days:

- I have set or rather a speck of a particle has set a record for the maximum duration
of irritation that has been caused to any of my eyes since my birth - The speck caught me unawares on my return trip from Mahabalipuram and had been probing my eye for more than a week.

- Placements are going on in full swing out here and I get detailed account of people clearing the interviews and getting placed and I don't seem to show even an iota of concern towards securing a slot. I don't believe in fate either.

- I seem to be hitting extremes with unerring accuracy. Case in point: The previous week saw me drawing inspiration from Kumbhakarana which resulted in my sleeping on an average 12 - 14 hrs a day. The other extreme is happening this week, now, even as I blog this post, which is being awake for more than 20 hrs a day. Surely my health is going to take a beating if I continue doing this yin-yang oscillation.

- Breakfast being good for health is a general notion and I am definitely for it but I miss out on it due to a highly cultivated sleeping schedule that ensures that I get up no earlier than the mess closing time, except on days when I turn into an insomniac. I see it as a trade-off between good nights or days sleep and good food(yep continental food is a definite speciality of our mess!!!). As regards adjusting my sleeping schedule, it being ingrained in my system since entering IIT, it would be a herculean task to effect a change and yes I have done that many times
with no success. But there is definitely a charm to being awake all night, you either get up at 3 am or crash at 3am. I do the latter.


NaiKutti said...

take care of ur eyes dude... placements take it easy, it will fall in place... and for the breakfast, can't u not tell the supie to have a plate for you, we guys used to do that as we knew the supie to a good extent...

arbit said...

Eyes are good now. Private catering with virtually no supi(from insti), that late meals system is gone.

Kennenisa Bekele with the WR

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