In continuation of my runing I started, I should say that there is one great guy I took inspiration from, Harishankar. All you guys should know him by now, our HR Chief and the guy who co-founded the Chennai Runners.
The day I called and told Hari that I wanted to run and that I bought a pair of Nike shoes, he came rushing to office dropping all his work, very excited. He said he is super happy because I have already started to think in the lines of running. He ensured that the enthusiasm doesnt die in me. This was followed by the running with Hari early next morning morning.
Was in the office till early morning, realised that if I sleep I wouldnt be able to make it to the run, so went to Hari’s place about half hour early. This was just in response to Hari’s enthusiam to see me running if not my own haha. Hari started with teaching me with some warm up workouts before we started our run. This is a must to ensure that you dont injure your legs. The stretch again follows the run, now this is to ensure that we dont end up with cramps.
Now coming to the most interesting part. Met with a 55 year old Dr. who started running for a cause. Really felt that my energy levels tripled after I met this gentle man. Great guy to be friends with. Spoke a lot of things during the run. And when we were returning back, Dr. said hi to some one who was crossing us, a guy about 6ft tall, well built and a nice pony tail. Guys I knew I was poor at guessing age but never knew I was so pathetic, I told Dr that he should be in his early 60s, to my biggest surprise, this gentle man who was running with all the worlds energy and his face full of life was in his early 80s. Believe me guys I think every one who is complaining about their health should just go and look at this gentle man running. Iam sure even the last guy will get inspired by him to keep himself healthy and fit.
Hope my Perseverance doesnt die and I keep running. Will be running in the evening again today. Will post on this in a couple of days among other things.