The best part about running as a recreational sport is that it is inclusive. That probably explains its popularity the world over. Anybody can run, it’s that simple. And the more runners I meet, I realise how therapeutic it is and how it forces you to take note of yourself. For me, it was as if I connected with myself for the first time when I started running. Even pregnancy had failed to do that for me. However, nowadays it also comes with a lot of noise and commotion. There is pressure of what races are you signing up for, your finish time, how much you are running in a week etc. It feels good initially as a new runner but slowly the pressure builds up. Of course, it’s great if you want to improve continuously and important to strength train to remain injury free but it’s not ok to constantly compare yourself with others. Continue Reading
Now that the “running season” has started and most of us are out on long runs during weekends, it got me wondering how our kids really view us and our running. What exactly is their perspective on this little hobby of ours! So I asked ten runner moms and this is what their little ones had to say. I can’t deny I had fun making this post. Cute and candid responses 🙂
Vaishali Kasture Son (7) – Mom runs because it makes her very happy.
Seema Pillai Daughter (11) – “Office is boring – so you want to have some fun”. Son (13) — ” Because you want to be fit and happy”.
Priyanka Sehgal Mehta Son (8) – because she wants to be fit. Daughter (5) – because she wants to bring medals and certificates home.
Preeti Daughter (11) “My mom suffers from a disease known as mad person disease. She claims she runs to keep the craziness away. Which sort of proves my point about mad person disease. My message to all you kids out there who have moms who run – I feel you”
Sangeeta Son (11) Because she likes to run and so that no clothes are SMALL for her.
Sonia Son (11 ) She is always running against time to manage home and work. Now she runs on roads to help her remain fit, release her tension and encourage others.
Tanya Daughter (4.5) – She likes to run because she likes to eat well and sleep well and then become strong.
Nipa Daughter (10) – to escape from her kids, but we always catch up. Son (8) To stay healthy and be able to keep up with us.
Sayuri Son (10) because she not get angry on me. 2) because she likes to wear running clothes. 3) because she like to be fitness.
I’m not a great cook but I love to experiment with various ingredients and end up getting lucky sometimes. I had Basa fish on my mind when I wanted to try out something with Cajun seasoning wasting away at home, but a Bengali bhodrolok I met at David’s (the best shop to buy your fish and prawns in Gurgaon) convinced me to buy Sole fillet instead. I can’t thank him enough for introducing me to this soulful, less smelly fish.
This preparation wouldn’t take more than 20 mins of your time. It’s healthy, delicate and fills up your senses.
- 5-6 Garlic Cloves, roughly chopped
- One medium size onion sliced
- One red bell pepper cut in to squares
- Cajun Seasoning (I used Keya)
- 6 pieces of Sole fillet, preferably chunky
- 1-2 tbsp Olive oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 lemon
- Rub salt and squeeze one lemon juice on the fish. Marinate for half an hour.
- Wash the fish, mix 2 tbsp (or to taste) Cajun seasoning, a pinch of salt and two 1 tbsp of olive oil. Set aside.
- In a flat pan, saute garlic, onions and bell peppers in little oil. Keep aside.
- In the same pan, pan fry the fish. It takes approx five minutes to cook on each side.
- Toss the sauteed vegetables with the fish. Sprinkle black pepper and salt as required.
- Serve with lemon wedge.
I would be very happy if you would leave comments after trying out the preparation. Also, please share if you try out any variations 🙂