Thursday, June 07, 2012

The joys of running

The gentle breeze blowing on your face, the incredible sun glistening on the horizon, the sheer beauty of nature that engulfs us is probably what gives immense joy while running outdoors. 

My tryst with running commenced when I struck my first chord of friendship with the treadmill three years ago. However t reached a notch higher only in the past one year, post my miserable illness. It was with a vengeance that I hit the treadmill, pleading it silently to aid me as I improved my stamina. As time cruised by, September had arrived with just 3 months left for the Mumbai Marathon. The rains began to recede, giving way to the warm sunshine.

It was my first tryst with the road. Surprisingly it went off well. Those three months made me a morning person completely.  It was a great incentive to look forward to the cool morning breeze, sunrise by the sea along Marine Drive and the refreshing orange juice at Cafe Mondegar post the run. My first marathon went off pretty well. Post which I continued my runs outdoors. 

Its a pleasant change from running on the treadmill indoors. One gets a breath of fresh air, scenic surrounds and different sights altogether. Be it pet dogs taking a stroll, children playing about in a chirpy manner or the friendly Mumbaikars flashing a toothy grin while you whiz past them. Running is like meditation which gives you an adrenalin rush. It cures any sort of depression, anxiety and stress. Not to mention the weight loss and weight maintenance factor.  You tend to start feeling a lot better about yourself and for some strange feeling develop an unusual dose of positivity.  Its probably better than any pill popped on a doctors recommendation. It keeps your cholesterol, sugar levels in check, beats the blues and melts those wrinkles away.

Running is highly recommended for all. Its the best way to increase your stamina and decrease your flab. There's no better feeling experienced than in the bliss of cruising along nature's arms. So get your running shoes on and begin the most incredible journey of your life.


Blogger KParthasarathi said...

Oh,how I wish I were very much younger to run like you.There is no better exercise than jogging.
An useful post

12:13 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

KP there is no age for running. Its all about how fit you are and in the mind. Its never too late to start. Theres a marathon runner named Fauja Singh who is 100 years of age.

5:27 AM  
Blogger R.Ramakrishnan said...

Running is the best exercise. If you cannot run then walk, which is second best exercise. So KP get your walking shoes on !May be one day you will run.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

True Rama!

11:49 PM  
Blogger Bikramjit said...

OH yes I like this I love running and I enjoy it a lot .. 6 miles early morning run and the whole day is refreshed :)
and the best is i find some funny characters too during the run :)


7:42 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Glad to meet a fellow runner! Will definitely read your blog!

12:19 AM  

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