Dah…durrrr…OMG NO WORKOUT TODAY! *cowers, waits for bolt of lightening* Stopped to fill up gas, and when I went in the cashier asked me where I was from. Ugh, ignorant Amkreeki, I thought. “DC,” I said curtly. “No, really, where are you from?” Oh. My. God. “Like I said, Washington, DC.” His eyebrows knit quizzically. […]
2 hours of weight training today, 2 hours of kickboxing practice for our final routine, and then 30 minutes brisk walking on the treadmill in the evening. Verra verra nice. I was going to go home and see about running, but the sky was overcast and threatening to rain. I decided to call it a […]
Went to my uncle’s house last night. When he saw me he said, “Wow, you look good. I’m not ashamed to call you my neice anymore!” I was like, woohoo! Non-shame inducing neice FTW! (He was jhoking, don’t vorry.) He told us this funny story about a friend of his who does drywalling, really excellent […]
My friend, co-worker, and author of Finding Allah, recently decided that she is ready to take the next step and declare her Shahada (declaration of faith). We didn’t try to cram an ideology down her throat, we didn’t throw a bunch of books at her head, we didn’t attempt to frighten her with images of […]
Earlier today I walked/jogged on the treadmill for 45 minutes with my student, and we did crunches on the stability ball in the fitness center at school. Didn’t run today (much), but I did walk almost 5 miles today in the evening. Took me about 75 minutes. I’ve quickly realized that running everyday wreaks havoc […]
…wins the race. Today I ran 1.6 miles non-stop. Then after walking a bit, I ran another .5 miles. Total today: 2.1 miles! 2.1 miles running, .9 miles walking. I’m getting there! The day before yesterday I scared the living daylights out of a woman on the sidewalk. I was running up behind her while […]
What a sublime day. Time spent with good friends; swinging like we were little kids, cooing over baby ducks, watching silent lightening strike over a churning lake from miles away, comparing Urdu/Bangla words over hummus and turkey sandwiches, tongues stained purple from jamun fruit. It was so nice to remember what it felt like before […]
I’ve been reading up on techniques for marathon training, and I’ve read about the run/walk method, but right now what seems to be working for me is:
1. Run until I want to die.
2. Walk until I don’t.
3. Run until I want to die.
4. Walk until I don’t.
5. Rinse, repeat.
I signed up for a 5K! I can’t believe it! I’m really doing this! Track Shack’s Celebration of Running 5K sponsored by Florida Hospital 🙂 The race starts at 7 AM on August 15th. What a nice way to commemorate India Independence Day. If it weren’t for Partition, I could also be running for Pakistan, […]
Worked out for four hours today. Two hours of weight training, two hours of kickboxing. Had a grand and somewhat long delayed epiphany that just in case I don’t get into university this year, I should still sign up for college classes that will fulfill my pre-requisites. (I’ve been in denial.) Spent the last 40 […]