DaY 15

Time: 10 mins
Distance: 1.xx km

Couldn’t run much… i guess the 11km run had a big toll on me. But still just went for a jog. Chandpreet was here after celebrating his new year in Goa and being on a world tour for around 2 months. Interestingly just happened to discuss about the half marathon with him and was pleasantly surprised after hearing of his experiences of the London Marathon 2005. He did underwent the well-known 12 week training schedule and I also happened to learn that I just over-worked my body and I need to rest it enough to give my 100% on the race day.

DaY 13 (Leaping towards FiNiShInG LiNe)

Time: 60 mins
Distance: 11.xx km

[Every km increase needs and exponential increase in effort. I know 11 km is no big deal just half way considering 21km but you never know how things change when you achieve the goals you set for yourself. Previously I would tell myself that I just need to cover 11km running the rest I can easily walk. But since already achieved the goals I set for myself now I need to set it higher. How about running the whole 21km. Now this sounds possible, doesn’t it? Can’t find any reasons or evidence which suggests it doesn’t!!!]

DaY 9

Time: 30 mins (29.xx)
Distance: 7.xx km
Khurakh: Attended Amar’s brother’s Wedding Reception (…LoL)

DaY 7 (Victory Walk)

All these days I was blind, dumb and stupid. I had no perception of the truth, no idea of the task at hand and no clue of what I stepping (or rather running) into. Today has changed everything for me. Now, I can visualise, sense and foresee. I know how long the distance is and I have rough idea of the time it would take me to reach and believe me I can see myself crossing the finishing line.

Are u surprised of this sudden change in my thought process? Well, anyone would be except for me because this is the way I approach things. I am sure even you wanna know how? Okie, heres the recipe…

Ingredients: Stopwatch and Map.

Procedure: I got up and reached Sea View Hotel (near Pizzeria, Churchgate) the first destination on the map after CST. I jst love this place and believe me I have sat at this very place on Marine Drive for hours (with a cousin of mine, not wid a gal bcoz I dnt have a GF but I do intend to 😉 ). Did sit there for around 5 mins just to get a feel of environment. Now the actual thing starts. I jst started my stopwatch and started walking towards my destination (Mela Restaurant) on the map from where we take a U-Turn return to the start (finishing line). Simple isn’t it.

How it looks after all this:

Marine Drive to Chowpatty end: 47 mins (-14 mins bcoz i went the wrong way)

Chowpatty end to Kemps Corner Flyover: 11 mins

Kemps Corner Flyover to Jaslok Hospital: 3 mins

Jaslok Hospital to Mahalaxmi Temple: 3 mins

Mahalaxmi Temple to Haji Ali: 3 mins

Haji Ali to Nehru Center (Haji Ali sea face): 12 mins

Nehru Center to Mela Restaurant (Under flyover adjacent to Poonam Chambers): 8 mins

Total: 1 hr. 28 mins. (Considering I start from CST and do not take a wrong lane)

I m not going to discuss this with my friends because it plays on my mind. Also, I must add that they have been so sweet, esp. because they find the distance tooOoo much but they have a feeling that I would surely be able to make it. BTW: My Mom feels I would make it!.

The bottom line is that today I know what I have got myself into.

DaY 6

Rest Day… LoL

[attended the Kshana Christmas Party at B. J Home. Everyone rOcKd (I, Kshana, Asama (ya the gal-boy band), DJ, Kids)]