7 Cardinal Rules in Life


  1. Make peace with your past, so it won’t screw up your present.
  2. What others think of you is none of your business.
  3. Time heals almost everything, give it time.
  4. Don’t compare your life to others and don’t judge them.You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  5. Stop thinking too much. It’s alright not to know the answers. They will come when you least expect it.
  6. No one is in charge of your happiness, except you.
  7. Smile. You don’t own all the problems in the world.



Inspiring Video from LIMU

Life is tough, that’s a given.

When you stand up, you’re gonna be shoved back down. When you’re down, you’re gonna be stepped on. My advice to you doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles.

It’s no secret: You’ll fall down, you’ll stumble, you’ll get pushed, you’ll land square on your face. But, every time that happens, you get back on your feet. You get up as fast as you can, no matter how many times you need to do it.

Remember this–Success has been and continues to be defined as getting up one more time than you’ve been knocked down.

If experience has taught me anything, it’s that nothing is free and living ain’t easy. Life is hard, real hard, incredibly hard. You fail more often than you win. Nobody’s handing you anything. It’s up to you to puff up your chest, stretch your neck, and overcome all the difficult. The nasty. The mean. The unfair.

You want more than you have now? Prove it!
You want to be the very best there is? Get out there and earn it!

Once you decide that, you will know where it is you want to be and you won’t stop pushing forward until you get there!
That’s how winners are made.

At the end of the day, success is what we all want. We all wanna win and the race will be won. There is no question about that. So, come on. Get out on top! Run faster! Dream bigger! Live better than you have ever before. This is in you! You can do it! Do it for yourself. Prove it to yourself.


10 Reasons to date a Runner

Came across a wonderful article from Runningbug (http://therunningbug.co.uk/training/motivation/b/weblog/archive/2013/11/08/10-reasons-to-date-a-runner.aspx).

Sharing it here:

1. We wear really skimpy clothing

2. Your dog didn’t die. You didn’t lose your job. You got a running injury. Don’t worry, we understand.

3. You can say what you really want to do on date night…

4. You don’t have to explain why you have chafing in strange places

5. Runners are comfortable in all sorts of weird positions

6. Runners don’t mind bringing new toys into the bedroom

7. We speak the same language

8. If you run out of things to say you can always make fun of peoples running styles…

9. They won’t complain that you have more pairs of trainers than normal shoes…and that you show up everywhere in them

10. They won’t ask stupid questions about your running


Fifteen Commandments for the Runners

  1. Thou shall not compare thyself to the other runners. A Mile is a Mile.
  2. Thou shall never say, “I am not a runner”. If you run, you are a runner.
  3. Thou shall not skip on sleep.
  4. Remember the Rest Day and keep it Holy.
  5. Honor thy muscles and thy “aches & pains” and do not push through an injury. Runners are not invincible.
  6. Thou shall not commit the sin of wearing cotton; especially on a run day.
  7. Thou shall enjoy your every run like its last run of your life.
  8. Thou shall not ignore thy shoes.  Get  properly fitted shoes and check for wear tear regularly.
  9. Thou shall not get stuck in a usual “rut”, but will vary thy running by switching distance, pace and slopes.
  10. Thou shall not overanalyze your runs, but shall evaluate your progress over a period of time.
  11. Thou shall stay positive and enjoy the smallest of  running successes.
  12. Thou shall ‘Push On’ in the face of pain and discomfort.
  13. Thou body shall ‘Project Confidence’ i.e. thou shall feel like a supremely confident runner.
  14. Thou shall develop “Selective Amnesia” i.e. thou shall focus on positive training and running experiences and not on bad runs.
  15. Thou shall try to smile during the roughest patches of the run.. 🙂



Seven Habits of Highly Effective Runners and Eaters

People who take up running (and stick to it) and people who lose pounds (and keep them off) have habits in common. Here they are:

 1. Create a support network.

Make friends to meet for workouts, share victories with, and comfort through setbacks and bad races. A like-minded peer group is a powerful motivating force. Get your spouse, your children, and your friends on board with your running and weight-loss efforts. They’ll give you kudos for your efforts, and they’ll be less likely to sabotage your healthy eating efforts. Surround yourself with people pursuing similar goals. If possible, recruit a training partner. You’ll never skip a workout if you know you’re leaving a friend waiting for you at the park.

2. Set goals.

Get specific about your goals—the races you want to run, the times you want to hit, the miles you want to cover by the end of the year. Set goals that are measurable and establish a time frame for accomplishing them. For example, set a goal to lose eight pounds in three months, or to finish your first 5-K in October.

3. Keep track.

Keep detailed logs of what you eat and what you run. Run Your Butt Off! provides detailed food and exercise logs that are easy to use, but any system you’re comfortable with—on a computer, phone, or in a notebook—will do. Record all your purposeful activity, not just running. (After a while, the empty spaces that denote sedentary days will drive you nuts—and motivate you to keep moving.) With food logging, you don’t have to do it for your whole life. But doing it for a week at a time at different times during the year can help keep you committed to healthy eating.

4. Plan ahead.

Schedule your runs as unmovable appointments. Plan your meals well ahead of time, because if you’re left wondering at the last minute what’s for dinner, you can end up eating fatty, high-calorie takeout. Pull out your calendar once a week and write in your workout times. Also, make meal plans for lunch and dinner, write a shopping list, buy the ingredients, and set aside time for cooking.

5. Have reasonable expectations.

Experienced runners know that not every workout is going to be an A+. There will be some weeks when you get sick, get stuck at work late, or simply don’t feel like running. During those times, do whatever running you have time to squeeze in (or find another activity that appeals to you that week). So you set out to run four days this week and only got to it twice? Fine. Resolve to try harder the following week, but don’t give up entirely. Same thing with eating. If you eat a food that was more caloric than you wanted, it doesn’t mean you should fall off the wagon completely. Just try to control your intake the rest of the day and do better tomorrow.

6. Stay consistent.

To improve at running, you’ve got to put the miles in, week in and week out. Going through periods of high intensity, followed by periods of injury and time off, won’t make you fitter or faster. Come up with a training and eating plan that you can stick to. Radical exercise plans and restrictive diets won’t last. Look for small changes you can make that will be sustainable for the long haul.

7. See the value.

Running regularly and eating right shouldn’t feel like suffering and deprivation; they’re about taking good care of yourself. You deserve the time to exercise and eat well. Make taking care of yourself, by allowing yourself time for running and eating right, a priority.

Source: Runners World (http://www.runnersworld.com/weight-loss/seven-habits-of-highly-effective-runners-and-eaters?page=single)




GnR – Used to love her & Other Observations

Yesterday after so many days I was listening to GunsnRoses, and suddenly it dawned on me that I have really never explored the songs of GnR apart from the usual ‘November Rain’ or ‘Sweet child of Mine’ etc..Yesterday discovery was “Used to Lover Her”…Whatta a song…Amazing lyrics (becomes mores special considering the my state of mind) and magic of guitar… (If you haven’t heard it till now, you can listen to it here)

And the lyrics for the song goes here:

I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I had to put her, six feet under, and I can still hear her complain

I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I knew I’d miss her, so I had to keep her
She’s buried right in my back yard

I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I used to love her, but I had to kill her
She bitched so much. She drove me nuts, and now I’m happier this way
I used to love her, but I had to kill her, and I can still hear her complain’

Apparently there are  two theories to the meaning of this song: the first theory is that it was written as a joke and just sounded good. The second is that it was written about the dog Axl Rose owned at the time.

Isn’t it quite funny that I also have an interpretation for this song, and which is quite different from what Axl Rose would have…State of mind can play quite a few games with people and their behaviour  I guess..!! Somehow, state of mind expression is always going to remind me of famous/infamous Rahul Gandhi’s statement that ‘Poverty is State of Mind’ 😀

On a different note, today was a dull day at work…Most of the junta is on leaves, so not much action on that front…Tomorrow looks promising though…I am running tomorrow morning, a good start for the day…Will try to focus on the slopes, but lets see what does Coach has to say about it…

Time to sleep now….Its a magical world…Will explore it tomorrow again..!!