Friday, June 10, 2005

jogging my memory...

I used to be a health freak. Used to be. Ummmm..about 10 - 12 years ago. About 3 years ago, I went from being a 'freak' to 'conscious'. These days, it's turned to 'subconscious'. I better do something about it before it further gets into the health 'unconscious' mode. There was a time when I used to run (not jog, run) for about 8 kilometers every single day, come rain come shine. I was in college and yeah, Anu was already in my life. She wasn't exactly the 'swoon-over-sculpted-romans' kinds, and I never really felt inspired to take care of my fitness to fit the needs of the fairer kinds. I just felt good running. And there was the bicycle. Every other teenager in town used to have the ATBs...And boy what fun! I and another friend used to go to neighboring towns on our ATBs, early mornings.. Pure bliss! I sold the bike a year later. I graduated to much faster beasts: moped, then scooter...but hey, the running continued.

Many years later, I got married. Anu was still not the 'swoon-over-sculpted-romans' kinds, and I continued running. For a year or two. And then it stopped. Like the shower at my place. Just like that. Poof. It came limping back a few months later but then it died on me again. For good.

And what's with this 'I MUST start jogging again from this weekend' thing? I could never come up with an explanation for that one. You want to run, run, don't wait for a weekend. Right? Yeah, right. And I've been so verbal about this weekend thing that even my daughter has begun asking me whether I'd be going jogging on Saturdays. Hmphfh!!

Tomorrow's saturday; hmmmm...

9 comments:

shub said...

ok, desperate circumstances call for desperate measures!! So here goes--
If u go joggin tomorrow I will make a mention of this specially on my blog. In fact to heat things up, I'll make a post now saying, who wants to bet Phatichar is gonna go jogging tmrw morning!watch this space! :p

That shud inspire you!
Whatsay? ;o)
You better go, else I'll shall blacklist you! :D

Saltwater Blues said...

hey bro ... you may want to start off with brisk walking, and then progress to jogging.

phatichar said...

shub: Hmmmm...sounded more like blackmail ;), but yeah, desperate circumstances and all that...go ahead and post. But don't be surprised if you get comments like 'phatichar who?' :)

swB: naah, I can get back to jogging any day...but yeah, on 2nd thoughts...

Cherubin said...

hey..if its a weekend for you, its a monday for me...all my promises to myself go like, I'll start jogging or cutting back on chocolate or coffee and when I'm feeling especially miserable I could promise to sacrifice sugar...maybe thats the reason why I like Mondays...the feeling of a new beginning....All The Best with your jogging :)

phatichar said...

angel: thanx... :) yeah, some days are very special

KJ said...

when we were small, if we were to start something new, we would say we will start on monday bcoz first day of the week & new thing to do. Mind you, i am NOT giving you any ideas to start jogging only on MONDAY ;)

Cheers

Anonymous said...

now its sunday. so did we jog?

*raised eyebrows*

Parna

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Kahini said...

I'm going for a walk tomorrow.

Tomorrow is ALWAYS another day.

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