My recovery drinks

Lot of friends have always asked me about Protein shakes, and drinks that I use. To be honest, I have never ever used a Protein shake from the market. There is one that I bought recently, only after reading about the natural ingredients in it, and I seldom use it. Continue reading

The tricky trails

Less strain on the heels yesterday, and good amount of icing on the heels, helped my morning run at Rancho San Antonio. The Hill run was awesome today, and I covered the steep rise with just two small breathers, nearing the peak.

Trail winding back down the hill


The hilly, windy trail is always tricky. When it seems to you that you are nearing the peak, it surprises you with another climb :(. And then if you motivate yourself to run till the next turn, hoping this is the end of it, it surprises you again … 🙂 …I reflect on my uphill run, while running downhill, and try to motivate for another gentle uphill, if I can find.

My running partner John, who pulled out of today’s run because of a splinter in his foot, never likes the tricky trails. They are steep, and as soon as they seem to end, you find the route further up. These trails are good for split runs on the hills. May be today’s trail can be one of my training tracks, for leg strengthening, and speed. Sprint for a minute upwards, walk for sometime downwards, and then sprint up again for a minute. Repeating this for 5-6 times.

Hikers have their own way to explore the trails, and runners their own. I find that we can explore a park quicker than a hiker can … lolz!!

Sikh Stride ??

If you see a guy with a curly beard and a bandana or a turban running on trails/streets, its me. Being a SIKH ‘student’ of the guru, I have to keep myself healthy. Good health, is the secret to longevity and happiness in life. From the time I started making my strides on the trails, I never blogged, but why not now? So a SIKH guy will be blogging about his STRIDES on trails, tracks, and while training for all sorts of ‘ ‘-thons…..

Pretty sad, that Forest Gump was not made on me..and neither a girl like Robin Wright inspired me to run…. Will also blog about the inspiration factor during various runs.