Run-cycle-Run

I have always admired the people who can complete Triathlon ; Just imagine the Running, Cycling, Swimming altogether. I came to know about it around 4 years back through one of the CTC’s Event and from then on I have always followed every news of it, and then Milind soman made it famous in India after he participated and finished it in Singapore last year, But then I have never gave a thought to it as I don’t know swimming and I don’t know when I will be learning it.

Last year I heard about Mongrels Chennai Duathlon, but at that point I was neither cycling nor running regularly; Even for the sprint category which is for beginners you need some amount of practice and stamina which I dint had.

Year passed by and again it was announced and without giving a thought I registered for Chennai Duathlon 2016 along with Manoj bhai in Sprint Category. They keep 2 categories Sprint and Classic ; In Sprint category participants have to run 5 km – cycle 20 km and run 2.5 km. In Classic Category Participants have to run 10 km – 40 km cycle and 5 Km run.

Registration for any event is the Easiest thing, Real struggles starts when you start training for it. Before I go for any event I generally read a lot about it, As this event is comparatively new I dint got much to read about it. I always knew that I will be able to finish this but the real question was that how much time I will take to complete the course.

With all this in my mind, Me along with Manoj Bhai Started our Run and cycle only 3 weeks before the event, Just imagine how much we fought our laziness but then we won and practice begins, after few days of running and cycling, we set a target of 3 hours for us to complete the Duathlon.

On a Race Day I woke up early at 3.00 AM, You call it night I will call it an early Morning  and met Manoj Bhai at meeting point and we rode our cycles for another 10 KM to reach the Starting Point. Upon reaching their atmosphere was electrifying, you can see that adrenaline rush around, that laughter, that happiness is something you cannot stay away from.

We did quick warm up with the group of participants and we were ready to push ourselves and my target of 3 hours was reduced to 2.30 hours and Manoj Bhai was still targeting 3 hours to finish.

I completed my first 5 km strongly, I did a lot of running which I was not expecting, wherein manoj bhai preferred to walk as he was struggling with his knees. Once running was done I went straight to my cycle and started cycling with the easy pace and was going fine. After U-turn manoj bhai was able to catch up with me and he went ahead with a good speed and I chose to go at constant pace and then the toughest part of the course was another 2.5 km run and I did that too pushed my self to extent and upon crossing the finish line I was happy that I finished it in 2 :15 hours  and Manoj bhai was waiting for me at finishing line, he finished it in 2:11 hours.

After reaching finishing line, we took few photos, took our medal and had scrumptious breakfast. I must say Mongrels did amazing arrangements and It was well supported by them, Not to forget the smiling volunteers at every pit stops to help us with water and fruits.

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2014–>2015

So It’s 2015 .

If I say it was an Amazing year, then I would be lying to you all. If I want to sum it up it was a roller-coaster ride for me this year.

One thing was common this year too, That was disconnecting myself from the people who are no longer required or who are nothing more than a bad memory. If I say there was no pain in doing so ,then I would be lying to you all, Yes pain is inevitable. But having such people with negativity around is not going to help you anyway, It will further bring you down. Got a new Job at the start of the year, learnt a  new Game i.e., Ultimate Frisbee. Started Loving the beach more and more and more. I remember spending more than 10 hours on the beach during Frisbee tournament .

Love for food is still intact, But Ghumtabhukkad is not the priority for time being. Found new interest like every year i.e, Banking(Hope I complete my Diploma soon).

This year was a bit painful in terms of my proximity with Doctors, been to them quiet often for some or the other reason. But then you meet a Doctor who is lovable as well.

Amongst few memories I have for 2014 is the trip with my chuddy buddy shadab, sud, Dilu, chiru though Adi was missing but nobody, I say nobody, can replace Adi because he is gem of a person.

Started living alone as my long time roomie shail got married. It’s fun to stay alone cook your own food and eat.

Few Good news in the Family.
Degree of satisfaction and contentment has increased as compared to last year, but hunger for them make me grow further in my career and life .

Met amazing people; Doctor , Architect, Journalist , Traveller , Entrepreneur and many more.

I am totally in love with the way things are going in my life.

On this note, Wish you all a happy new year …

Cheers,
Dewang vora

2013 –> 2014

By the time I am writing it’s already a New Year in New-Zealand , which I came to know through one of the News channel and curious soul in me Google it and yes It’s new year. Happy New year Guys, here in India still 5+ hours are left to welcome new year.

Last day of the year and the way we do it every year, sit back and think . How year was ? what we have learned?
what we have lost ? How many new friends we have made ? how many people close to heart, have decided to part away ?Balance sheet of our year will be ready with the tick of the clock at 00.01 AM in the night.

whatever happens it’s a consequences of our choices .

Quote from Bhagvad Gita says

“you have the freedom to choose your actions,
you don’t have the freedom to choose the consequences of your actions”.

Year 2013 was of mixed feelings of ups and downs , happiness and sadness , achievements and failures , regrets and let go .
At the end , it’s all about memories and learning you had , how you are growing , how many steps you have taken towards achieving your goals. I am still waiting for the success but I know I have definitely taken a step closer to it.

So many new things I have learned , career has grown from one level to another.
Started new things , new hobbies . continuing few of them and stopped few because of laziness and procrastination.

I have understood one thing keep doing whatever you feel like , you never know what you learn. Do what you want to do , you never know when your life will get over.

My motto for the new year is GO GET IT .

Happy New year ,
Welcome 2014 with New Hopes.

Cheers,
Dewang

Sword – The Tatoo

I would be lying, If I say I always wanted to have a Tattoo.

After the months of consideration and thinking finally on the evening of May 3rd 2013 , I made up my mind and selected the pattern of the Tattoo I have embossed.
I went to Irezumi in Chennai, on afternoon of May 4th 2013. I had a Quick discussion with the Tattoo Artist and selected the design to imprint on my Left hand.
That was sword.

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Few questions which will be very usual once you have the Tattoo.

How much pain you have gone through ?

For me I don’t know why but the pain was negligible and I was smiling through out ,while having Tattoo(May be I was happy with the fact that I am finally having tattoo). If you have a fear for needles than make your heart strong and be sure that you want it. Because it’s gonna hurt you.

What is the meaning of your Tattoo and why you had?

So to all the People who wants to know the meaning of my Tattoo, Sword has several meaning like It’s a sign of Christianity, it’s a sign of Courage , truthfulness , warrior .To me sword means courage and its for the warrior within me. I had this tattoo to remind myself that in every situation if you have courage ,you will win.

To all the people who wants to have Tattoo think twice before having it because once you have it on your body it will be life long companion(unless you don’t go for tattoo removal).

Cheers,
Dewang

This post is written for Daily Prompt topic Tattoo… you?

let go

How weird it is , once a beautiful moments of togetherness becomes
harsh reality of your life and you have to deal with it.

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It’s a tug of war between heart and mind,

heart is in pain, mind is in anger.

heart wants to be in the past and recollect all the memories.

mind wants to be in future and see the world differently.

heart wants someone ,

mind says let go everyone.
 

 
Cheers ,
Dewang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candy Crush Saga Cheat code

If you are addicted to Candy crush then there are two obstacles which irritates you while playing.

1)waiting for friends help to get into new episode
2)Waiting for 30 minutes to get Life

What if you have unlimited life , If you want then keep reading .

Answer for the first question is …

When you finish a particular level and then Candy crush will ask you to invite friends and they will send you 3 stamp and then you can continue , that is sending spam to your friends and inviting their anger.

So to overcome, disconnect your internet from the phone then It will ask you to complete the Quest , that will be 3 levels which you have already cleared that you have to do it again in order to proceed further.

While completing quest there will be another obstacle that is after completing one level you have to wait for another 24 hours and trust me , its irritating personally I cannot wait.

So to overcome this obstacle what you can do is once you complete one level exit from the game completely and change the timing of your phone by 24 hours, and enter into the game and your another quest is ready to conquer ,then minimize the game and change the Timing of your phone to auto and continue playing once you complete the second quest change phone timing to 48 hours and do the same.

Answer for the second question is ..

It’s unbearable to wait for 30 minutes to get Life or for a friend who will generously send us a life .

To get the unlimited life you have to do is once all your life’s are over, you can exit from the game and change the timing of your phone by 2.30 hours and enter into the game you will have 5 life’s .

If you find this helpful then share it to others and spread the magic of candy crush.

Enjoy Gaming.

Cheers ,

Dewang

Thinking too much

“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.”

I read a Quote by Peter Tosh and thought of sharing

This quote has no connection with the thoughts going on in my mind, Sometimes the way bombardment of the thoughts take place in my tiny little mind. I wonder where the hell they come from . I feel blessed that I meditate or else this overflow of thoughts would have drive me crazy.

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Mind keep wondering here , there and everywhere . It’s like a horse without bridle.people say I have a problem I think 100 things but do only one or two out of it for them I am incompetent Person who don’t do what he thinks .But for me It is Like I think a lot of things so that I can do what I like most,I always have options to select .Common at the end its my own thoughts and its up to me which to select and which to not . what do you do ?
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“Eat to live, don’t live to eat.” — Benjamin Franklin

Eat to live or live to eat , This is real big question for me . I have admired Benjamin franklin for few of his ideology but when I heard about this quote and see that it was a quote by him . I was aback what ?  why ? He would have said this . I cannot eat to live , I live to eat. For foodie like me ,where trying new food is passion . it’s dilemma .

what’s your say ??

Happy

Finally , They did it   !!!

happy

Support team in my office , I was requesting them from past 1 week to install latest web browser. I know they must be thinking why I am doing so(reason unknown to them ) , But they cannot ask me this question. The reason was Stupid Internet explorer was not allowing me to open word press as it requires lot of plugin to view this site and I don’t have rights to download them.

At last today they installed Mozilla and now I can read all my favourite Blogs lined up in Reader , Now I can post my blog when I feel like.

Happy very Happy.

Cheers ,
Dewang

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keep smiling 🙂

Thank you letter to Robin Sharma

I would like to share a Thank you letter which I have written to Robin Sharma who has authored books like “The monk who sold his Ferrari”,”The leader who had no Title”.

Dear  Sir,

First I would like to Congratulate you for all the success you have in your life and I would like to Thank you for all the Changes you have Brought in my life with your Book “The monk who sold his Ferrari”.

I read your Book “The monk who sold his Ferrari” when i was going through a tough time in my life , I have nearly forgotten how to live my life .Then I was 22 years old. I was about to finish my Master’s in computer’s .I was worried about the recession , I was not getting selected for the Job interviews coming in Campus. I was hospitalized with Dengue for a week, It was so severe that I was on a life support system for a day, I nearly met a Death and came back in this world, after that i was on complete rest , no college , no friends nothing .I would call it a sabbatical time of my life .

During that time I purchased your book “The monk who sold his Ferrari” and my journey of understanding my life started . In that book,everything was different , it was not related to my life but what I was able to connect with the worries I had at that time .It doesn’t matter whether you are rich or poor. you are successful or a complete failure .what matter in life is how much worried you are . That can destroy you. worry will make sure that happiness does not reach you.

But when I finished your book , and i was sure how i want to live my life. One thing I am sure I will be content always .

Now about this mail which I am sending you after 4 years of reading your book .It’s because you came again in my life as an angel , when I was again getting stuck where to go ahead.

Your Book Who will cry when you die?  , Title itself was having an impact on me and when I started reading I started recollecting myself , where I was lost.

I would like to mention i am still reading a book, and your chapter “Develop an honesty philosophy” , when I was reading it ,I agree to your point saying    “we live in a world where people treat their word lightly“. To act on it I checked my last month’s mail and start helping people or started replying to whom I have promised. Still I have not finished helping them but I felt good , I felt content after doing this act of kindness. I will continue doing it and surely will  “Develop an honesty Policy “.
 
Another Chapter which I just finished and writing you a mail  was “Write Thank you notes ”  and here I am writing to you “Thank you for all the changes you have brought in my life and Thank you for Being Angel and keep inspiring me ,motivating me and teaching life lessons through your wonderful writing”.
Thank you sir, I will always be grateful to you.

What you wanted to be when you were a Kid?

I was talking to one of my friend, Suddenly she popped up a question.She asked

What you wanted to be in your life when you were a kid?

Question was not new. Several times people have asked me or I would have asked people.I never thought on this ,But this time I pushed my self took my time and thought of it . what exactly I wanted to be ? what I am doing now is this what I wanted or I am into wrong profession?

I was not brought up in a very competitive environment by my parents,I never felt that my parents wanted me to out do some relatives kids, or they never expected me to bring X Percentage in my examination.They were happy with whatever I score , they were happy with whatever stream of education I selected.

I still remember few parents, they were in competition more than their kids.After result they were more concerned about others result then their own kid.

Back to the topic what I wanted to be , in my wildest dream when I was a kid . I wanted to be a Doctor and after few years I realized that I am a chatter box , I argue a lot so people said you can be a Advocate.But I was not that ambitious or you can say I was not that motivated or I was not concerned about what I will be after few years  .There was one job I always loved,that was of Waiter.I felt that in that profession you can meet several people , you can talk to them , you can make them laugh, there is lot about it.

Currently I am not a doctor ,not an advocate nor a waiter.Whatever I am doing I am happy.I don’t have to convince myself to go to office on Monday morning or I don’t wait for a weekend to get a break from office.

In childhood ,I was always taught how you can be nice to people, they taught me about treating people equally,they taught me about keeping myself happy ,They taught me about how I can keep myself content even in difficult times.

I have understood one thing , if you taught someone how to be happy and a content, that person will definitely grow in whatever profession he or she will go and they will definitely make world a better place.

Benjamin Franklin once said

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.

What is your say on this ?