Sunday, May 29, 2016

Wayand - Edakkal caves and Running TCS 10k

So the travel and running items are continuing and this time for summer vacation we headed towards Kerala. The closest option from Bangalore was Wayanad so we headed out to stay at Blue Ginger in Vythri were went spent good two nights.

The drive through Bandipur was nice and it in fact started to rain when we were there.
Its around 300km from Bangalore and takes around 6 hours to reach there. We went via Mysore bypass to Nanjungud, Gundlupet, Sulthan Bethary. Follow the google maps from this route and then it should be easy. There is another route from Nagarhole as well but we did not try that.

Chemabara peak behind in the background (above pic).
 I also spotted a Malabar squirrel !

Edakkal Caves

We had some good hiking experience with Aadu for the first time. But we did manage to scale lots of stairs and photo clicking around.

Pookut lake and Lakadi viewpoint

This on the way to Kozhikode (calicut) from Wayanad. Did some boating in the pookut lake.

Running TCS 10K

So Ani and I did our first official 10K ! Though we had done couple of 10k's earlier but this was with timed chips. Way too crowded but it was fun.

All plans for Ani's first half marathon (21k). We will start with training from mid-june and are aiming for the Kaveri Trail Marathon in September. Guess we should be able to do it in 2.5 hours.

All in all running continues.

Keep running and have good health !

Friday, January 15, 2016

2015 Rewind & 2016 - The Year of Running !

Happy New Year 2016, and I hope this will be a great year on your fitness front.

2015 Wraps up
So we finally wound up 2015 with a trip Coorg and finally to Hyderabad.

Coorg and Nisargadhama

The Zoo at Hyd was kind a ok, most of the animals were asleep but we had a great walk though.
But it was a nice family outing

Ani had not seen Golconda, so we made sure we did a couple trip. The steps were kind a easy !

BTwin - Rockrider 340

Ani got me a nice cycle for cross-training and we zeroed in on Decatholon's BTwin Rockerrider 340. Seems a good cycle so far, but need to really do a long ride (~50Km) to see how it fits in.

So 2016 started on the right note with Ani playing hard for her first 10k run this year at Pinkathon.

She has been training hard clocking 5K in less than 40 mts. By year end she should be close to 9kmph.

I also caught with the fitness App bug and this time finally "Endomondo" seems a decent option.
Still I need an App where I do not have to manually say what activity I'm doing. Only Google Fit does this, but its a shame that I cannot share the logs - kind a "Un-Social" !!

As Zukerberg says, this is year of running and 365 miles is the target, so thats 1 mile a day !!

Until then, Happy Running and Cycling !!!!