Some days, I will feel motivated. Some days I have to drag my feet. The days when I am jam packed with plans, my brain tries to trick me to miss your workout is more. It requires an extra effort to design your day in such a way that you are able to make time … Continue reading Day 32
Thank God for enthusiastic kids who listen to anything you say. There is this kid in my neighborhood, who has just taken his class X exam. I came to know that every morning 6 to 8 he plays football in the stadium. So yesterday, I fleetingly mentioned that I would love to go with him. … Continue reading Day 31
I snoozed the alarm twice. I clearly had no intention of getting up at 6 either and go running. "I can always go at night", I told myself, "let's just sleep now". I pressed the 'snooze' again and slept some more. When mom came to wake me up at 7. 30am, I told her, "It's … Continue reading Day 30- one month anniversary!
My first morning run in the last 29 days, and I see hope in myself. In the month of February, every night before going to bed, me and my sister would decide to wake up early the next day and go for run. And every morning we would laugh at our audacity to make such … Continue reading Day 29!
The morning run didn't happen. My alarm did wake me up at dot 5 am, but I was in such a sweet slumber, cocooned with heavy warm blankets, that I pressed snooze and slept again. God knows, how I used to commute to work in Delhi. I am really not a morning person. I have … Continue reading Day 28
When I was in class IX, I did this Art of Living programme in Duliajan. I didn't know then what's AOL is all about. It just came from word of mouth from a friend of my father's, and he insisted that I try. I learned a lot of valuable things from that first session. I … Continue reading Day 27
I am so so thrilled that I already covered the first quarter of this journey. I am glad that my 25th day happened on the same day as 2018 London Marathon, one of world's premier marathon. I couldn't have asked for a better coincidence! When I had just began this journey, I thought 25 days … Continue reading Day 25
I am grateful to those people who have shared their workout journey with me, someway or the other. Even though, I wasn't instantly inspired, and didn't jump on the bandwagon with them, but their stories helped me imagine mine. I thought if they can, why can't I. And, that's the beginning point of my journey. … Continue reading Day Twenty-two
Annnnddd, that's how you successfully complete three weeks of running. When I started, one week seemed like a long time. One month felt like an unmountable work. 100 days felt like forever. And here I stand today- tall, proud, happy, and much lighter- on the threshold of 3 successful weeks. Three damn weeks completed. Three … Continue reading Day 21
Those who knows me know how scared I am of street dogs. I feel every dog I see would come chasing me. On my way to the Helipad today, near the Tiny Tots school, I ran past these three kids. As I crossed them, I saw three dogs coming from the opposite direction at a … Continue reading Day 20
At around 11am, my relatives made an impromptu plan to go to Tinsukia in the evening for shopping. I wanted to go, but knew that they would be stuck there till dinner time. Because, generally when we go to Tinsukia, we don't give up on the rare opportunity of eating out. So, I knew if … Continue reading Day 19 and I acted like a complete maniac.
I want to remember Day 18 as the day when I went for my run without even removing my makeup. And this photo stands testimony to it. Biggest achievement is not those sweat gleaming on my face, but it's the lipstick. I did not lick it off. Yayy!
I planned to go for my run around 4.30-5pm. And at 2pm in the afternoon, I started watching this movie on Netflix and I don't know when I slept off. The weather is to be blamed for this. Anybody would fall asleep if it rains the entire day. My mother thought I am not going … Continue reading Day 17 and my cravings for a good massage
The weather was lovely yesterday. So, I took a route longer than my usual one. Duliajan boasts of such clean and green environment. It's a pleasure to walk around. I wish the younger generation understood this and leave their bikes at home. After leaving in metros for almost a decade, you wish for a quieter … Continue reading Day 16- photo journey
I was doubtful when I started this 100 Days Running Resolution. I thought I would quit after week 1. But, look at me, I crossed the '2 weeks +'mark today. I have successfully completed 15% (as a mathematician pointed out) of my target. Yayy, to that! I realized that I enjoy going for my runs … Continue reading Day 15
I defeated the rain today. I showed it that it's not stronger than my dedication. I have never been this satisfied before. Fourteen days ago, I would have stayed in my bed on a rainy evening. And would have fallen asleep at the first sight of lightening. But today, today I went out for my … Continue reading Day 14- the most adventurous one till date.
The weather is very cloudy these days. The rain visits us at its own whims and fancy. The fields and roads become muddy and slippery. That's why, from the last 2-3 days, I am running before sunset. Another reason to go for an evening run is the photo, which comes out brilliantly in natural light. … Continue reading Day 13
I am so excited thinking that in two more days, I will be completing two weeks. Wow, who would have thought that I could pull it? I am happy that I am going more stronger each day. Day 12 was fantastic in every way. Dad dropped me off till Zaloni Club, where I waited for … Continue reading Day 12
Eleven days ago, I had no idea that this girl existed. I have never seen her in my entire life. I don't know where she was hiding all these years. Do you know this girl? She is showing such unimaginable determination from the last 11 days. Something which was on her 'to-do' list for the … Continue reading Day 11- The new me
Rain always evokes beautiful feelings in me. Maybe that's why on rainy nights I get my inspiration to write. The sound of raindrops takes my wanderlust heart to places I have not visited in a long long time, which are buried under the layers of newer memories. Rain helps in unearthing them, by bringing back … Continue reading Excerpt from a rainy night
I was very happy to have completed one week successfully. That too, without any excuses or hesitation. It may be a tiniest achievement as compared to my main target, but I am still proud of myself. To commit to something daily requires a lot of determination, focus, and a constant reminder of why you started. … Continue reading Day 7- Successful one week.
On my 6th Day, I decided to go out alone for my run as nobody was there to accompany me. Dad said he was too tired after work, so I didn't insist much. I decided to go by myself to a nearby playground. Dad tried to persuade me to go in the morning and that … Continue reading Day 6- Under the stars with the fireflies
The secret to successfully work on yourself is to never get disheartened when people say they see no change in you. Carry on your work silently and make your success make the noise. That's what I am doing. Because I am not doing it for a short term gain, I have a long term lifestyle … Continue reading Day 5- My body, my rules
Today morning I went to see the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge. That means a 5 hours drive from Duliajan, up and down, and the bad roads in between make it worse. I came back home around 4.30 pm. I was exhausted. But, I knew I had to go running. I cannot miss. Being exhausted was not even … Continue reading Day 4
What do you do when you have this ridiculous determination to go for your run and a dinner invitation soon after? And, the venue is far away from your home and you want to be on time? Also, you don't have a vehicle. In this scenario, I decided to run to the venue. After this … Continue reading Day 3
I am not a morning person, and I am not letting this become a hindrance on my road to 100 days running challenge. I believe, the best time to go running is a time you find convenient. So, my sister and I decided to reserve one hour from our evenings for running. I am super … Continue reading Day 2