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YouTooCanRun and The Challenging Ones

The mission of YouTooCanRun is to inspire non runners to take up running for good health. It seeks to do this by presenting inspiring stories of runners who are achieving great heights in running inspite of several challenges. The Challenging Ones is an organisation spearheaded...
Posted On 20 Nov 2013

Garmins and Logging

There is a management dictum that what you don’t measure you can’t manage. Oblivious of this rule most runners do not keep a running log. It doesn’t take much. A paper, pencil and a decent Rs 200/- watch is all it takes to maintain a log. Serious athletes in the...
Posted On 13 Nov 2013

Which Shoe?

Which Shoe? For most new runners the issue of which shoe to buy is a perplexing one. There are a bewildering range of options that the new runner faces. And if he asks questions in running forums all shades of opinions fly at him. When he steps into the shoe store in his...
Posted On 12 Nov 2013

Are you in a R.A.T. race? – 4

Are you in the R.A.T. Race? – 4 If there is one single Mantra in which the Hindu way of life is captured,  it is the Mantra of “ Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu” ( Let all beings in the Universe be happy and free of sufferings ) While  the above thought is indeed very...
Posted On 21 May 2013

Are you in the R.A.T. race? – 3

If you walk through any market area of our major towns and cities a certain oddity may strike you. There are a large number of medical stores. In fact in my area there are more Chemists and Druggists than there are Grocery stores. This oddity almost leads one to think that we...
Posted On 13 May 2013

Are you in the R.A.T Race? – 2

When the Enron scandal broke out, most investigators were surprised that almost everyone in the Organization, irrespective of their ethical or moral drivers, had participated in the massive cover up for years together. It took a whistle blower to leak out that massive fudging of...
Posted On 11 May 2013

Are you in the R.A.T. Race?

Most of us are recreational runners and we take up running not to win any medals or prizes but mostly for restoring our good health.  Many of us also take up running for a sense of achievement while others like the strong social bonding that occurs amongst fellow participants in...
Posted On 10 May 2013

TheeMudhi ( Walking on hot coal embers ) and Endurance running

I spent the weekend of April 27 / 28, 2013 in my ancestral village in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu, South India. On Monday evening, I had occasion to understand the ceremony of TheeMudhi. Literally Fire- Walking. Or walking across on flaming hot coal embers. About 50...
Posted On 01 May 2013
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Garmin Accuracy Test

In most Running Forums there is considerable debate about how accurate the Garmin can be. Often Runners end up challenging Event Organisers over the course distance by pointing out the numbers recorded on their Garmin devices. It is commonly accepted that the Garmin cannot be...
Posted On 17 Feb 2013

SCMM Expo – An Industry Marketplace?

I spent the last 3 days at the SCMM Expo and got a very good ground level feel of things.  I thought I will share my summary thoughts on this post. I went there originally to help Amit B Sheth with his stall to sell Tshirts for RUHI but also ended up manning the stall of Rahul S...
Posted On 14 Jan 2013