Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Big Climb Seattle


A challenge of a different kind. I signed up for a stair race - running up the stairs in the tallest building in Seattle, the Columbia tower. I'll be part of my running group team - SGLRC Stair Crushers. I needed some prodding by the team leader to sign-up :) It just gives me the motivation to run up stairs where-ever and when-ever I see them till 22nd March! I walk up the stairs to my 4th floor office everyday. I'll now be running up them. Boo to elevators!

Friday, October 17, 2014

The man on the bench...

I've been running on the Elliott Bay trail for over five years now...

Day in and day out...

Through rain, sun, snow, dark, hail, wind,...

Summer, Winter,...

There's been one constant.

The homeless gentleman who sleeps on the same bench every day.

Seeing him again this morning made me reflect...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Getting back on the roads...

I've had a two week break after the Berlin marathon. I was in Kolkata, India. This was a planned break and was determined to stick to the plan. I didn't have to try hard - the oppressive heat and humidity in Kolkata meant that I had no desire what-so-ever to walk let alone run :)

I returned to Seattle after a LONG and arduous journey on Monday evening. Jet-lagged and tired, it needed quite a bit of motivation to head out for a run. Motivation I had - a new pair of Nike test shoes waiting for me!! These were another iteration of the shoes I had tested a couple of months back. I have to say these new shoes are beautiful (if ever that can be said of shoes). I'd have posted a pic here if I was allowed to. Gosh - I love these shoes. I might have to pony up the money to buy a pair when they are released :)

I've now got in my first three runs post-marathon break. My body is rusty. My pace is above 8. My quads and calf are a little sore. Here's hoping this phase does not last long!

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