Category Archives: Marathon

Marathon plan Update


Not too disappointing I would say! For someone with a chair job and very less physical movement on a regular basis, this was a welcome change. Waking up early in the morning was difficult but I managed it somehow. Here I should add that having a partner ‘in crime’ helps for providing moral support as is required in such cases!! A quick session of yoga that includes basic hand and breathing exercises, six rounds of Surya Namaskar and a few laps of alternate walking/jogging was all that I had planned for. After a few days, I decided to give myself a break of two days since the weather outside was cold and rainy and I didn’t want to lose my Marathon plans to some over enthusiastic and yet lousy decision!

Breakfast was the constant Omlette and paranthas and I included more of fruits and curds in my diet to reduce my hunger cravings!

I feel good and fit already. Though there is a long way to go when it comes to stamina. Marathon is still a distant dream!


And it is Bakr-Eid today. Hope you all have a good time!


Announcing the Fitness Month(November)!!!!


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Lifestyle – Food – Fashion is going to begin a month of healthy living in the month of November by regulating our eating habits, exercising more and following a fitness regime. It’s our initiative to slowly build a healthy body and sound mind. We will discover healthy eating habits, food choice, health tips, physical activities and likewise. We would encourage readers to come and share their own experiences, links or any other important articles in this fitness month!

So gear up for a whole new YOU because, in a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible quoted Cicero!


Stay Fit – Stay Happy!!

Preparing for Marathon – Nutrition – 1


Outline of a basic diet chart

  • Breads and cereal ( 6 servings)
  • Vegetables and fruits (2 fruit & 3 vegetable servings)
  • Milk, dairy products and milk substitutes ( 2 servings)
  • Meat and meat substitutes ( 1 serving)
  • Fluids (8 cups)

Disclaimer: This is for our own purpose, please consult your doctor before you follow the same!

Taking one step at a time.


The body needs to be oiled, tested and worked up on in order to realize the Marathon dream.  The path is difficult and the goal looks almost impossible to achieve at this stage. We are way past childhood when no amount of jumping around could tire us out! And yet, there is a child like excitement in our hearts as we set sight on the Marathon dream!!

Taking one step at a time.

We would train ourselves for 5K Marathon first. And our target is twelve weeks starting from November 1. That means we should be all set for a decent distance to cover in the month of February!!

We focus on the following areas:

  • Nutrition
  • Workouts
  • Practice
  • Rest/Recovery

Running for healthy living!


Just on the cue, I came across this site that speaks volumes about running , the basics and the science behind it!!

The simple question of how do you run is largely unanswered in the running community. You have a bunch of pseudo-guru styles like Pose or Chi, but the key to running correctly to maximize performance is a topic that is largely left to elite coaches or biomechanics experts. As Pete Larson pointed out in his blog, elite coaches like Alberto Salazar extol the benefits of working on running form, but no one has told the masses how. In the following article, it’s my goal to unmask the “secrets” and provide the answers. The bulk of this article comes from information gleaned mostly from working with world class track coaches like Tom Tellez and a great High School coach in Gerald Stewert. Throw in some biomechanics classes in undergrad and graduate school and the picture is a little more complete.

This is also perhaps the right time to announce that we would be starting to train ourselves for Marathon next year!!!!