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.

Friday, September 21, 2007

It feels good

It feels good to be alive, to be able to wake up every morning and not worry about what's coming. It feels good to be able to say this, it feels good to have overcome misery in life and comeback strong. Miseries and struggles can't be avoided on the one hand, and make us appreciate the good things in life on the other hand. Its only when you are really miserable can you know what it means to feel good in life. It feels good right now, believe me.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Irony of it at US open

The man who had won all his matches so far in the US open without losing a single set, lost to Federer in straight sets at the semi final!! But, as Federer mentioned in the post-match interview, it was a major battle for every point in the match. The third set saw 6 breaks between the two players; each player was breaking the other and losing the game on the serve. Federer was down 3-5 in the third set, but made an amazing comeback to win the match 7-5. 6-1, 7-5. Davydenko is an amazing base line player, but on this occasion he was playing against proabably the best tennis player in the history of tennis. Also, the record of 9-0 match wins that Federer has against Davydenko might have been a psychological adavantage to the former in the match.
Federer faces a tough opponent on Sunday, against whom he has a record of 4-1, which is pretty impressive. But, the only loss occured at Rogers cup 2007, Montreal, a few weeks back. So Federer would need to be at his best(which often happens at grandslam finals) to win the final tomorrow hopefully in 3 or 4 sets, Djokovic's antics notwithstanding.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Tennis: US open

This US open has had a lot of upsets on the men's side. Hewitt, Nalbandian and Nadal have been ousted. The latter two upsets have been by David Ferrer, who is really persistent in his game and brings out amazing returns complemented by his amazing agility on court. Other upsets, include a real tight 5 setter loss for Blake against Hass, and though not an upset, a straight 3 set loss for Hass against Davydenko (who might be the only player to have not lost a set so far).In the other quarter final matches, my bets are on Federer, Ferrer and Djokovic going through for obvious reasons. The semis seem to be well poised, my take is that Federer goes through to the finals and a surprising upset by Ferrer should get him through to the final as well. And ofcourse, the final would see Federer winning a 4 or 5 setter. Now, back to reality.

Kennenisa Bekele with the WR

Robbie Mcewen and steve o'grady - The 'Nudge'