My aim in running is a pretty lofty one right now. I want to do and experience an ultramarathon of 100 miles. It will probably take a year or two of consistent training and being injury free. As of now because of the heat my mileage is restricted to around 5-6 km a day and a 10 km on weekends. Apart from that I have started with yoga and weight training with light weights emphasizing more on strengthening my core. Also I am on a weight loss mission. I have taken a couple of months sabbatical and behaving like a monk i.e no drinking, no junk food, no breads, no white flour, no sweets, eating lots of fruits and veggies, getting up before sunrise, sleeping by 10 at night and some more of eccentric behaviour. Well, that's just me. I sometimes prefer to do it the hard way. Basically taking a lot of rest along with hard workouts and eating clean.
I guess it is important to take control of your life before one embarks on a journey, especially a long one like training for a marathon. People ask me why do I run and what are the benefits of running such long distances for which one needs to sacrifice so much of personal comfort, health, money and family time. I just have one answer to them (I had read it in a book and fell in love with it) - The purpose of life is a life of purpose.I believe my purpose, as of now, is to run to my heart's content. The purpose may change next year or next month or the very next moment but the very presence of a purpose makes me feel alive.
I am going to wrap up the post for now and will come back with some more about the my journey. Till then take care and keep exercising.