Monthly Archives for August 2016

Running up an expense

Fitness, Fitness related, Marathons - Anupriya kapur - August 29, 2016

The views expressed are guest author’s personal.

A pair of shoes, comfortable t-shirt and shorts, a bit of space outside is all you need to go running at will – we all started here, isn’t it? So when and why did running become an expense vs. value for money topic much talked today?

It’s a no rocket science answer with the increase in number of events and registration fees every year along with business interests creating a need for running market in form of sports massages, nutrition, running gears, coaches, need for sport physios etc. These expenses are usually justified as Healthy Expenses that saves us from long medical bills owing sedentary lifestyle. Now that we are in the loop the choice is ours to keep running a low expense or fall to the marketing sabotage and blow our credit cards – especially coming from a middle-class family like me where at the start of every month we sit down and plan the monthly budget over a sheet of paper. So this piece of write up particularly to the cost conscious runners who run as I touch upon events, shoes, nutrition, and coaches. Continue Reading

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An injury is an opportunity

In my article, ‘5 stages of grief’  (read here) I had discussed the emotional turmoil we go through when we are injured. But what if you are out of the running scene for really long? I have been out  practically for the last six months except a few decent 10kms and 5kms.

I have come to believe that an injured runner is like a caged animal. No matter how you might treat it, it will never be truly happy until it is set free.

However, this time around I have not struggled to reach the “acceptance” stage. Of course, it’s everything to do with how I choose to deal with it. I have finally realised that running is life long. It’s a way of life rather than short term obsessive goals.

So here are some of those things that help me and might just be of some use to you:

1) Find another recreational fitness activity – And there are plenty only if we runners are ready to give  it a fair chance. It’s ok to not be out there for everything you choose to do. For me it’s stationary cycling which I find extremely boring but it’s safe and at least it tires me out.

2) Shut off yourself from running whatsapp groups if it’s making you feel miserable. Even though I’m still a part of it, I rarely ever check it. Continue Reading

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Please Don’t Stop The Music – 2

Fitness, Fitness related, Marathons - Anupriya kapur - August 19, 2016

In my last playlist I had shared some very thought provoking songs (check out the list here). And now I’m back with some popular and some different songs.

  1. I think whatever comes out of his mouth becomes a hit. Even more fun than this song is the various choreography people have done all over the world on this song.

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Unboxing TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS Watch

Fitness, Fitness related, Marathons - Anupriya kapur - August 16, 2016

Actually till a year back, I didn’t even know that there was thing called “unboxing”. And here I’m with my first unboxing video.


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Recognise my run

Fitness, Fitness related, Marathons - Anupriya kapur - August 8, 2016

Contest Alert

Since all our runs happen when most people are sleeping, it is only fair to take to social media to make sure no one misses it. Here are some of my favourite types of social media running pics that almost every runner is or has been guilty of posting. Tell me some of yours. Or better yet. Reply (on comment section) with a favourite of yourself and you might just win an adidas goodies/vouchers in return. Thanks to everyone who let me use their pictures. Also, there’s a reason I picked up these pics, these are also handles of runners one must follow.

I’m a biter – The medal biting picture. Also a great ad for your favourite brand of toothpaste. Just once I would like to see someone actually bite off a piece of that medal – now, that’s what I would call an Ironman.

It’s my time now – Every runner’s enemy no. 1. Time. And every time you beat yours, you need to show that sucker a thing or two by putting out your victory for all to see. And of course, flaunt your shoes while at it. Continue Reading

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