A few days ago, I posted a video on Instagram of me riding through some incredible scenery in France. I managed to invade France, thanks to an unmanned toll booth on a sunny Sunday afternoon. (To be fair, a lot of people were commuting and I didn’t break any laws. Plus I was riding alone, well isolated).
I rode almost 15k through some incredible scenery helped by a nice tailwind, which was a respite after a steady 8k climb followed by a descent through terrifying 24 kmph crosswinds, with a Zipp 404 front wheel.(meaning the front of my bike weighs less…

Ok, probably it is not the best idea to start an article’s title with a pun on a Metallica song but if it managed to make you chuckle, I am happy.

Like most deep, contemplative thoughts this thought occurred to me while staring at an ice-capped mountain, with a calm serene lake illuminated by the first rays of the sun. I was engulfed by a sense of overwhelming gratitude to be able to witness such a sight.

Here’s the thing, deep down I’m a rather sensitive and emotional person. And I fall in love quite frequently. Not even kidding. One time, I was running, passed a girl who smiled at me and I spent the next 2 miles doing my wedding planning and thinking what her opinions were about the new Ginsu knife set. But wait.

Sometimes love becomes complicated. It becomes more than a passing fling. When the person is just like a virus (BAD ANALOGY), they grow on you and take control of your thought process.

This happened to me. There was a person in…

I thought the title should be long befitting the topic I am about to write about. For anyone who is, has befriended or dated more than a casual runner knows that weekends are usually reserved for “long runs”. There’s even a phrase called The Church of the Sunday Long Run.

Someone targeting longer distances or faster times might be doing their long runs twice a week and if your name is Eliud Kipchoge then Thursday is your long run day. …

I keep telling people I want to be a writer. And I actually I do, but here’s the thing: To be a writer you need to write. And no, writing mean comments on Instagram doesn’t count.

So, while I fiddle with the idea of being a writer I will draw to inspirational words of an author whose name I forgot but whose words stuck with me “Write 50 crappy words a day and very soon you’ll get into a habit” and proceed.

Ok, it’s not like I didn’t write. I did write some stuff but then I got bored halfway…

This is not a question. Mainly because there is no “Race”. But then let’s be fair, not being able to race a big city marathon with a large group, not matter how testosterone enhancing that is, is not even a relevant problem at this point.

People are dying. They are losing their jobs. And they don’t have any clue about what’s next. I think I can deal with this equation of marathon uncertainty. I’m not going to whine about not being able to race. …

Yesterday, I was trying to revive some muscle memory on the guitar and was playing some old Metallica songs I was actually fluent in when I was 20. Then something reminded me I had upload a few covers on YouTube:

It’s a pretty good cover till almost the end when my borrowed distortion pedal didn’t sound so good. The guitar was also my friend’s. The lighting is dim and I’m wearing a jacket because I was fat and I hated that. I didn’t do anything about it, just judged myself for being that way. …

Let’s start with some gratuitous nudity right off the bat.

For what it’s worth, I took this after 26 minutes of planking and every muscle in my body wanted to punch me in the face for doing that. And this is nothing like what you see the fitness models sporting on their Instagram pages. Like not even close.

I didn’t get abs because I wanted to start a career in social media, posting semi-naked pictures of me. It’s the same reason I learnt how to play the guitar. I liked music, I can play music on the guitar, a guitar…

  • HIIT + Kettlebell + Stretching : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvrlgJGe5AY9aCszKz6I8a4
  • Power Yoga + Kettlebell : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvqY9Kt-bRMjExHGOYep8r5
  • HIIT + Static Core : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvqZ8sOISae3Rwic3r81NA2m
  • Just core : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvpPldjC95kROpF_aE_pz5m6
  • Easy core + Kettlebell: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvq2NeTQMztL-7WfvMNTuumH
  • Power Yoga : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvrrQ_XTW-yntffibiQBa6cd
  • Non cardio core : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvpXx8dp0YnxKJuLNkqffPq8
  • Weight training: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvoE48xDgQISx_ZqeR5UbFq_
  • Core for beginners: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvpfuohaMnnAJ2oPNfpJCoTb
  • Leg strength: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvpgriDIzpgx8AkbnQFm5NFT
  • Core + Medball : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvpOj5lxJ0JLSODQ7LgoheHa
  • Full body workout: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvpO1sgNu1FH6Ba83knMeR60
  • Easy Core: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvpOotc6bOsa6uXl6TEpMhtk
  • My all-time favourite: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvq_1WbCEiqfx0N1tSTnkj5o
  • Double Death by Plank: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvpzUk-lz5hkhee3Vn9j3REA
  • Conditioning: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvq1BKZUqjcfOQv63V8yLCf2
  • Loads of stretching: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvqQMyVAg2qkrikrHSXr4i1u
  • More stretching: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvpN14auCj9Q_gAFW8Ban-vY
  • And even more stretching: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdTOrbA-cuvqnLfizAVlZVBuo6vJ8x1ib

Updated 5/04/2020:

























Dear 70 y/o Arunaabh,

I hope you managed to acquire a stylish pair of reading glasses to read this.
I hope your run today went well. On the day of writing this, you received a pair of Nike Infinity React shoes, which were meant to prevent injury. Did they work?

I’m sure the existential crisis that tormented you at the time of writing this has long passed. You’re at the stage where the dots are already connected, so if you did meet God, you can ask her out on coffee and discuss the merits and demerits of that “big plan”…


Trying to make people read. Again.

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