Discs don’t slip suddenly. Really.

My friend Soumya (of Bengali Mumbaikar fame) posted a poem on Facebook. Alas! no happy poem since he was announcing that he had been diagnosed with a slipped disc. On the bright side, his high school English teacher would have beamed with pride over his lugubrious ditty (reproduced here with an appropriate title suggested by …

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My Pre-2011 Marathon Running Era

In 2002, I ran my first marathon – the Silicon Valley Marathon in San Jose. Finished in a respectable time of 4:32. After a 6-year hiatus, I resumed running after our return to India in August 2008. I had struck an optimistic note in Asthma, Bangalore and me… but deep in my heart I feared that my asthma …

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Marathon #4 Race Report – Kaveri Trail Marathon 2010

“I hate this damn course!” “I’m never gonna run this again” “It was a mistake to make this my first ever marathon.” “I cramped at 31k and things only got worse after that.” “Boy! It was really hot today. I ran this last year too but I’m not sure I’ll return next year.” Post-race remarks …

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