“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.”
I broke a ligament a few months back and since then I have run a half marathon, a mini marathon and many miles on the treadmill at gym. I will be participating in another half marathon in April. However i am still unable to play football, sit on my knees, put load on my left leg , jump and always fear another rupture while climbing down stairs or coming down a trek. Why I write it here is that i want to again remind myself that everything is in the mind and i am strong.I had realized a week into the injury that i can’t live without running and that is the day i put a crape bandage and started running again. The first few kms on the treadmill was painful and often i had to take breaks or take support of the side holdings to run. Eventually the muscles get warmer and i could not sense the pain and ran. There may be a lot of media coverage on Lance Armstrong but to this day I remember what he wrote about pain. You may come across this post and just read this paragraph and pass by, but let me tell you one thing about pain , it makes living worthwhile. A year of college has just rolled by and looking back it seems to be a roller coaster ride. I will talk about the last few months update later but let me tell you about a recent trip to Rishikesh.But before that find below a pic after completing a half marathon in Feb.
They correctly say that once your life goes haywire you must go in to the wilderness. Just spent two days in a tent at rishikesh gazing up at the stars and some awesome hospitality by footloose holidays. I have been a great admirer of sunsets and sunrises but rarely have i observed the moon that much. So one of these evenings the moon emanates almost between two mountain peaks much like the sunrise drawings we used to make when as kids. Slowly the moon hovered around and came overhead in a few hours of time making me wonder that how we ignore the very basic thing on this earth, the earth’s rotation. It also made me realize that this is true with most of the things we do, we have become destination lovers rather than journey appreciates, things in our lives has become absolute and in this mad race we ignore the very basic facts of our sojourn for example you just forgot about the breath you took now. Before i forget find below a pic of us at the camp house.
The trip to Rishikesh once again reminded me of the frugality of our lives. One of the rafts toppled over in the roller coaster rapid and incidentally the guide with 20 years of experience succumbed to injuries. The whole trip i must confess was a roller coaster right. It started with the cancellation of plans on two consecutive days and then the ruckus onward and return journey’s by bus. One thing is for sure it has taken away my faith from the online bus booking system.
Last three months have been breathless and with the downs there have been amazing ups two like winning the first trophy as the institute sports secretary , running in spite of injury and many others.The next two months will be coming back to life and it will comprise of a lot of travel and book reviews.
Coming to the last year of college i have realized that our lives are much like that of the football kids who play under Friday night lights. We know and to an extent they know that they are special and this sometimes gives us a sense of achievement. To an outsider our lives would be a thing of envy but in the true sense it all about clearing about a couple of exams. Probably what we make out of here would define our success in life and it definitely is not all about a handsome paycheck. On a different note I was wondering about the fact that thus starts the last year of academic life. If i look back i have done a lot of things , travel , job , football , classes, friends , parties and on and on. Probably it is the time , the year to at least speak to someone of the fairer sex and befriend her.With friends at college below