Monday, August 30, 2004

Re-cycling: A Good Practice!!

Came to office on cycle today!

When I bought the bike, it was my idea that I shall continue to cycle to office and use the bike for going elsewhere. Not only does cycling give the regular exercise, otherwise lacking now that I do not play in the evenings any more, but also, I used to enjoy cycling. Accordingly, I had actually cycled to office for about a month even after buying the bike.

Then, one fine day, my cycle got punctured. I thought I will fix it the next day, and drove to office. 'Tomorrow' stayed 'tomorrow' for a couple of weeks, till I ultimately gave up the idea of getting it repaired, and gave in to the comfort of riding to office. The fact that my bike is really comfortable didn't help much in keeping my cycling resolutions! (Ya, a bike can be more comfortable than others, ask anyone who has ridden mine!)

For a few days now, I have been planning to jog in the morning. Lazy as I am, waking up early enough and pulling myself out into the streets to jog has proven impossible till date! Haven't had any proper incentives either. I can wake up for football, and call up enough people to join in as early as 6 in the morning, but waking up to jog? Are you kidding?

So as usual I am taking the easy way out. My current resolution - to cycle to office regularly. 10 kilometres of fast cycling a day should do me a world of good, specially if I can shed a couple of kilograms from the steadily growing midriff areas! Let me see how long I can keep up the practice.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

One does not find much to say when there is nothing happening in one's life, or when there is too much happening. And as I swing to and fro between the 'too much' and the 'too little' phases of life what is affected most is my blog, and the regularity with which I post.
Okay, okay, so much for excuses. To update on my last few months, it'll suffice to say that I have been really really lucky. And I mean really really really lucky! I'll leave it at that for the time being and let your curiosity peak up, and your imaginations flow wild!! I shall elaborate more on this when the time comes.

On the sports front, we have been trying to organise a football tournament for some time now, and for some reason or other it keeps on getting postponed. Weekend football has, however, become a regular feature. We are also conducting and participating in a chess tournament...and I have won two matches out of two so far!!!

Long ago, I had received a couple of gift coupons from TI. Last weekend me and Anant went over to Higgin Bothams and Gangarams, and bought a few books with the coupons. We bought a couple of Agatha Christies, a copy of To Kill A Mocking Bird and a collection of short stories by Khushwant Singh.

That is about all that is going on in my life right now. (Last month, the picture was totally different!!) I suppose, I shall try to update more often. But that depends on the mood at the moment!!