Monday, September 22, 2014

#Microblog Monday - Run for a cause

I am not really a sporty person. I am definitely not a runner. So what made me sign up for the Pinkathon - a run to support Breast Cancer? Well to begin with I might not be sporty but I am pretty committed to the idea of fitness, actually 'fun fitness'. What can be better than running/walking with a bunch of buddies for a good cause? 


Another confession - running a marathon has long been on my bucket list. I never did it because I had this very embarrassing vision of everyone having wrapped and gone home while I trudged on to the finish line by the afternoon. Or worse still, falling down from fatigue while people around me ran on!

Here, I get to choose between a 3 km, 5km or 10 km run. I intend to go for 5kms, which is a very doable distance for me. This is really as close as I'll ever get to running a marathon.

Yeah I'm looking forward to it. There's still about two months to go so I have time to get my act together.

Wish me luck, people.

Linking to # Microblog Mondays hosted by Stirrup Queens.




28 comments:

  1. I wish you all the luck in the world :) So happy that you decided to take this up, Tulika. Way to go!

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    1. Thanks Shailaja. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  2. Running a marathon is a symbolic support for a cause.The distance run hardly matters.For the first time one would have started with 3 km but I congratulate you for choosing 5 km.My best wishes for finishing ahead of others!

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    1. KP I don't want to be the last, that's all!!! And I'm sure proper marathoners don't even consider 5kms as running. That would be just a warm up for them.

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  3. All the best, Tulika!. I share your concerns on running a marathon :-P

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  4. Good luck with your run! Good cause + fitness = awesome.

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  5. Good luck for the run!! :)
    You are running for a good cause which is amazing! :)

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  6. All the very best for your run for this cause and good that you are ticking one thing from your bucket list! :)

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  7. Wow! Way to go, Tulika! I admire you training for the breast cancer marathon. It's for a great cause. You go, Girl!

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    1. Thank you Cathy. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  8. Good luck!! That is awesome, you go girl!

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  9. Wishing you swift feet and strong lungs instead of luck. Congratulations on making the commitment!

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  10. All the best... Everyone who gets ready for the marathon would have the same fears.. I too would have loved too, but my bad health and lack of will power is turning out to be a big roadblock!

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    1. Oh tell me about it. I just hope it happens.

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  11. Wish you all the luck Tulika...And it is such a good cause that you have chosen..You know I have the same vision of myself when I think about running :)

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    1. Heh heh.. glad to know it isn't just me.

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  12. Good luck to U n to me too :)

    -Jyoti

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    1. Yessss!!!!! So good to have you run along J. We'll have a blast though I have a new worry - what if that 2XL Tee doesn't fit me?????

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  13. Standing on the virtual sidelines and applauding, Tulika! You go, girl!

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