The stories Behind the Medals.

    “Today I will run what you will not so that tomorrow I will run what you cannot”

Every object has some value. The Television u watch, the car you drive, or the cellphone you use, etc. But there are few objects which You can’t buy. I’m not talking about emotions here, I am talking about objects. Like the trophy you win after winning a contest, The certificate you get after completing a course.

I would like to talk about medals. But not just any medals. These medals are earned after running killometers of track. After training for more than a year, and after running hundereds of killometers. Yes, I am talking about the marathon finisher’s medal. Running a marathon is a great achievement in itself and finishing is another. It’s not as easy as it sounds. It takes great endurance, strenght and most of all a will to run.

Marathoners don’t run for the sake of running. They run for a cause for which the marathon is held, they run for their health, they run along people who they are trying to make run, and most of all they run to enjoy the run! It’s a beauty to be one of them.

Let me tell you what I’ve experienced. As I like running I joined a running club called , Lokhandwala running club (LRC). On the Very first day I went for a 6km run as I was used to run that distance. But during the run I noticed something very different and learned something new too. As I was running with my group I could see other random people running along the streets. They started cheering the random people. Clapping, cheering and motivating each other up. I learned, “to be a runner you should know to respect other runners as well” and my entire perpective changed about a way of life.

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Recently Mumbai’s biggest marathon was held. The Standard chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM).But I couldn’t participate as I was underage to run, But almost every person from the group went for it. Just 2 days before the big event I met everyone as usual for the daily run and boy Oh boy! I wanted to run the marathon so bad. The positivity and the surrounding is so energetic I cannot even explain. After they returned from the marathon. I asked few of them to tell me their experience in brief.

So here I have few words shared by the actual Marathoners who did Half Marathon(21km) and the Full marathon (42km)

1) Nivedita Desai:

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After 10 years of running 11 half marathons and 2 full marathons, I felt I was in prime form. But one seemingly innocous muscle pull completely derailed me in mid training. SCMM 2015, the year was to be my personal best, became a gruelling battle of will, of mind over body, which I wowed to conquer even before the start. My mind was resolute as I started across the start line and felt ready for anything. After cruising along for 15 km, the body started giving up. I carried on in a run-walk style, ignoring the pain, focussing only on crossing each km milestone, until I reached the finish line. I felt elated! I had finished in 6:43, what was my most challenging race!

I had seen another side of SCMM, with glimpses of people’s kindness and encouragement, camaraderie amongst fellow runners, the support to first time runners I felt blessed and thankful to my family and friends for the love and support that got me through a race that almost never happened.

2) Irfan Mohamed

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“I missed my chance in 2009 of running a small distance at scmm, basically the dream run, which was dream for me. Come in 2014, I saw that the stanchart mumbai marathon in 2015 will be on my birthday, hence I promised myself on my 28th birthday tat come what may, on 18th January 2015 I will go the distance of 21kms……
The day arrived with wishes pouring in frm twilight time, friends family all wishing me on my bday. But I was too too tensed, as I have never done a half marathon distance even in training, solely cos I wanted to do it on my bday. The run, cant say much cos it was more of a celebration emotion going on in my mind where in I was remmbering what everyone who has run scmm telling, enjoy the run it brings out the best of the city in terms of support, cheering and mostly runners world…..I started at my usual pace, maintaining itall along till half way mark…..its like a sea of runners, where only u see runners of all age groups of all races running side by side…..timing matters onky for those who are professionals but amongst the participants, more than 60% are those who have running as a passion…..they are doctors vendors businessman actors even dabbawallahs…..
But mostly they are mumbaikars and me myself being a mumbaikar felt proud of running the STANDARD CHARTERED MUMBAI MARATHON HELD ON 18th JANUARY 2015….., on my birthday……I could have started my day in a better manner, my first ever 21.097kms in a good time of 2hrs and 20mins…….with fun along the entire route and a smile on my face…..I cherish the medal that I received for completion and the bib, its gonna be a memorable one for me……truly passionately I will keep running for my life……as I am an LRCian………”

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well..as you saw, those are two of the thousand’s of inspiring stories you got to read. So what are you waiting for? Grab your shoes and get ready already! The more you run the better it is 🙂

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51 Thoughts We All Have While Preparing For Exams.

1) My exams are from tomorrow and I am not prepared.

2) I wish I had started studying since the start of my academic year.

3) I am not feeling fresh, I’ll start studying at 10 , It’s 9.30 currently.

“At 10:01 “

4) Never mind, I’ll start studying at 11 am.

“At 11:00”

5) I have so much portion left.

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6) “What the damn hell is this?” I don’t remember my teacher teaching me this.

7) I am going to fail.

8) What’s that stain on my study table?

9) I should clean it.

” Goes out of the room to get a cleaning cloth from the kitchen”

10) “burps!” I am full. Shit! I forgot the cleaning cloth.

11) its almost 12 noon.

12) I’ll study some other subject at 12.

           “12:01 pm”

13) Never mind, I’ll study at 1 pm. I’ll play some game on my play station/Xbox till then.

“15:30”

14) Well that was fun! I am all refreshed and ready to study.

15) I should put my cell on silent.

“Starts texting friends”

16:00″

16) Well I better start studying now, Enough I wasted my time.

17) I do remember this..Wait!…No, i don’t.

18) I hate my teacher, she doesn’t explains anything properly.

19) I hate my friend too, he scores better than me always.

20) I hate my other friend too as he is his close friend.

21) I hate Everyone!

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22) Wonder what is my friend doing.

23) I should call him and check how much is he done with.

“16:40”

24) Wow! he is done with almost everything.

25) I should start with Physics first, Biology is easy and can be done at the last.

26) Why am I learning about electricity?

27) That reminds me I should save energy.

28) wonder what others do to save energy!

29) I am hungry I should eat something.

“18:20”

30) I’ll start studying at 19:00. I should take a walk to digest my food.

” Goes out of the house for a walk”

” Returns home”

31) Wow! That was an awesome football match.

32) Its 20:00 OMG! I should seriously study now!!!

33) I am hungry.

“20:30”

34) I better start marking the important points

35) Everything seems important. What should I mark?

” Marks everything”

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36) wonderful! Everything seems important!

37) I guess my cell is ringing.

38) No wait..It’s on silent mode.

39) I wish I had started studying Since the start of my academic year.

40) I am going to be the first ranker.

41) I am going to ace this exam.

42) My family will be proud of me.

43) My family will be famous.

44) It’s our time!

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45) If only I had started studying since the start of my academic year.

46) It’s dinner time finally!

“22:50”

47) It’s late I should go to sleep and wake up early to study.

48) Maybe I should study now.

49) No, I’ll study tomorrow in the morning.

50) I hate this Exam stress.

51) I hate studies, I hate everything!

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50 things we all feel and think the same way.

Well, this is my 2nd week of posting and till now its going great. Thanks to you all. This time I thought of posting a picture post. Try to relate and have fun 🙂

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Parents..what the f?

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I am one of these 😛

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Are you?

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Jewel :*

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specially when you live in Mumbai where its super hot!

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Jewel and Zeenat 😛

 

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Said it today 😛

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I bet this is everyone’s case.

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Shikha that’s for you.

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Avishesh!

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Or packs of Cheetos.

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Love it! 😛

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And food *_*

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my neighbors love saying yes.

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probably.

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You know I am pointing at you.

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Well I hate you Tanay for this :/

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Sanjeev -_-

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Still trying to be funny :/

 

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Yes, it is.

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A girl’s response to every guy.

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Thank you mom :*

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haha!

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That’s Aditya’s reaction my “I’m hungry”

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school times ❤

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Imagination it is!

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Specially when you enter a wrong class room.

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While writing this post it happened to me 😛

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2pm is my time!

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we turn as fast as Usain Bolt.

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they do need one of that.

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Specially in front of those Wanna be’s.

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Jewel are you fine?

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I will buy a mansion!

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All the time!

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And much more..

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Well food gives you the best feeling, no offense. 😛

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yes :/

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ALL THE TIME!

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This one made my day.. lmfao!

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Well you can wipe that part with a toilet paper. XD

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Zaid let it go!

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And you call me anti-social. -_-

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Prayag that’s my reaction to your stories.

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Old people!

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Because you don’t it to be awkward.

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And sometimes Japanese music!

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Hope you enjoyed. thanks for visiting 🙂

30 Reasons you are bad at Parenting.

Parenting! one of the longest and the toughest job you have to do. Its a job for which you are not prepared at school or can take any course to master it.More than a job I would like to call it a relationship. Most of the times parents keep wondering are they a good parent  or no?, are they doing their duties properly?, is their kid happy with them? and so on…This post is not like me, a 16 year old complaining about my parents and my friends parents or something. After talking to around 300 people at my class and college friends I have come up with these major 30 problems a kid doesn’t like about their parents. Parenting is difficult we do agree. But, if you make few minor changes you can make your child love you more than they usually do.

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1) You don’t give time to your kids.

Kids like talking to their parents, knowing them more and build a bond with them. If you don’t give them your time you will be like a stranger to them.

2) Your answer to their most of the question is NO!

By you keep saying No all the time to them,  they will end up lying to you for doing the things they want to do.

3) You are very hard on your kids so they will be very disciplined.

You should build a relationship with them like a friend and not like a teacher or a gym instructor. Be friendly to them and be their closest friend.

4) You don’t ask for their opinion before making any family decision.

They don’t want to feel avoided or less valuable at home. Every decision you make about your family make sure you ask them for their opinion and listen to them properly.

5) You remove your work frustration by yelling at them and making a fuss about their life.

You do have a lot of stress because of work and house problems. But try to be calm rather than shouting around all the time at home.

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6) You don’t let them go meet their buddies at least once a week.

You think they are wasting their time by meeting their friends who are useless or some other reason. But, its very important for a person to interact with their friends so they have a better social life and also it makes them feel better.

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7) You keep calling them every 30 minutes when they are out hanging out with their friends.

Every parent is worried about their child when he/she steps out of the house and they wonder is the child doing well out or no. But that doesn’t mean you keep calling them every 30 minutes. You need to take a chill pill!

8) You don’t give enough space to your kids.

You keep sticking to them ALL the time! you want to know everything that’s going around them. That is the last thing a kid wants, specially a teenager. Teenagers need a little space.

9) You have a problem with your kids hanging out with a person of opposite sex.

You don’t like them meeting people of opposite sex, especially if you child is a female. Trust me, even if you do that, they meet people of opposite sex all the time behind your back.

10) You never indulge in any activity with them.

The only activity you do with them is watch TV with them. Don’t you know that thing ROTS their brain? Go play sports with them, if you have younger kids do coloring with them or play games with them at least once a week.

11) You show Zero interest in the things they do.

You do care about your kid but you really don’t bother bout the things they do. Let’s say your child made a painting and is trying to show you.But you are procrastinating it since days. This shows you are showing no interest in his/her work and hurting his/her feelings.

12) You force your kids to score good marks and make their life a hell!

Scoring good marks is a thing which every parent wants their kid to do. But that doesn’t mean you will ground them and make them study all the time.

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13) You keep pointing out on their one weakness every time you argue with them.

Every child has a weakness and if you keep pointing out that weakness at them every time. They turn very vulnerable to it and it turns them weak.

14) Rather than talking about the issue you start yelling and hitting your kid.

Talking solves every problem. 🙂

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15) You keep pointing out to that one cousin who is amazing at everything, all the time.

Every family has this one kid who is good at everything and you keep pointing out to your child towards him if he/she  does something wrong. They don’t like it! once a while is fine but not always. Read this properly…..”They might end up murdering that person!

16) You keep checking their cell phone.

Give them their privacy.

17) You don’t trust your kids and you are suspicious towards them all the time.

If you don’t trust them you can’t build a healthy relationship with them. Trust is everything.

18) you underestimate your kids.

Stop telling them they are incapable of doing things all the time. They need motivation which a parent can be a good source of.

19) When someone complains about them you start yelling at them without hearing their side of the story.

Listen to your kids, they are not always wrong.

20) You always yell and get mad at the older kid.

Just because he/she is the elder one that doesn’t mean that child is responsible for everything. The younger ones do cause a lot of fuss for which the elder one has to pay.

21) You keep bragging about your kid to everyone.

This builds over confidence in your child and this results in poor performance in activities or studies.

22) You fulfill their every wish.

You buy them whatever they want or do everything they say. Rather than being a good parent you are turning them into a SPOILED BRAT!

23) If they point out your mistake, you get angry.

Even you do mistakes, accept it! 🙂

24) You care more about your elder/younger child and give less importance to the other one.

Both should be equally treated as both contain your genes. 😛

25) You point out their mistakes in front of their friends.

Never do that! They actually want to peel their skin off their body when you do that. Also it results in mocking from friends.

26) You don’t understand the silence of your kid.

Your child will be silent all the while for some reason and when you ask him/her, the answer is “nothing happened.” There is something going on. Try to be more friendly and more connective and try to know the problem Rather than shouting and making them scared of you.

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27 You fight with your partner in front of your young kid.

Never fight in front of your young child, this effects a their     mind. Make sure you use a proper tone and proper words in front of your young child. Its like you are shooting mental torture arrows at them.

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28) You don’t care about their hobbies and force them to do activities which you and your relatives will be fine with.

Its about them, and not about you or your relatives.

29) you keep expecting things from them.

As a parent you keep expecting things from them NATURALLY. But try to lessen that expecting level.

30) You are clueless about their 50% of friends.

If you don’t know at least 50% of their friends. I don’t know what you are up to! knowing your kids friends is a very important thing as you get to know what kind of company they are having around them.

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These few points should help you know your mistakes. And if you do at least 5 of the things mentioned. Rethink on that topic and make sure you correct that mistake. Thanks for Reading. 🙂