Good; thanks for sharing,
Good; thanks for sharing,
It was great to register for another Official Half Marathon (06 Oct 2013 – Pune) and this time with all Technology – running chip in my shoe and my timing flashing at the finish point letting others know how am i doing; what an experience it is going to be!
I have never run in such an event, supported by such gadgets. In the Army, i always had a whistle to hear and some senior / instructor shouting “GO”. And off we went running – doing our bit by completing whatever distance given, to be received by someone, giving dirty looks and saying ‘bad’; probably that guy at the finish line never was happy with anyone, and kept pushing us every now and then.
This time, it is going to be something different at the finish line, with some nice faces around (definitely not that someone with dirty looks!), everyone receiving everyone in good mood with refreshments, nimbus and fruits and am going to earn a Medal + Certificate.
As I now suspect, the side effect of this Half marathon is going to be registering for another half / Full Marathon; but then who cares! As long as I enjoy it and find some good healthy environment with no visits to Doctor- great – I must continue..
Anyone; any other answer!!
Next to our Boxing Club is one of the biggest Hospital in Pune. However, when i had a good look at it other day, while exercising found that, they are constructing another building behind main hospital, as they are not able to cope up with the rush of patients. The new building is going to be more taller than the earlier one.
What does one make out of it? There is a pressure on Hospitals!!
That set me thinking to check the no. of hospitals and no. sporting / exercising facilities available. To my surprise, i found at every corner / junction there was a doctor clinic or hospital but when i searched for sporting / exercising facilities hardly any when compared to mushrooming of doctors clinics / hospitals.(And still they say there are less doctors!!)
Why do no. of patients outweigh the fit people around!!
is this an alarming site??
Probably yes; is there a need for generating awareness.
Is there a need for getting people move out for exercise or is it an ordinary site every where and take it as a norm!
Does it start with Schools; there are no grounds in the schools for students to play, they have a Physical Training class everyday but what would they be doing without ground?
Is this leading to such a dis-proportion?
Keep wondering about the priorities we have!
Is there a need to start running / jogging / exercising daily; may be just 40 mins a day or is it too big a time to avoid doctors / hospitals!!
Is there a need to develop more sporting facilities than hospitals as a preventive medicine?
Happy Boxing! Happy Running! Happy Cycling! Happy Swimming!
Very well put up!