Monthly Archives: November 2010

Nov 28th 2010 – Momma I started jogging :)

Besides setting up a financial goal for myself, I have been thinking of other goals to keep my sanity in place. One such goal is having a healthy body. in fact due to continuous commuting between home and office in a cramped cab coupled with my long sitting hours in front of computer screen, I developed frequent pain in my neck and lower back areas. In June July timeframe, I started getting cramps in my neck and had to go thru MRI. in MRI scan it came out that a few of my backbone’s cartilages have started to deteriorate chronically and hence my back and neck problems.  Even thou I am not in favour of taking pain relieving medicines but at that time, I had to take those to get myself back on my feet.  Doctor gave me medicines for 3 weeks and also suggested some frikkin Ozone injection. and I was like… O..Z..O..N..E..????

That incident gave me a jolt about the misconception I was carrying about the health of my body. I realized that its high time now and I must do something. Over next few days I did an analysis of my daily routing to track what all factors were causing my problems, I found out that

1. I get pain when I sit for long hours

2. I get pain if I keep my neck down for a long time

3. I get pain when I keep my neck stretched on one side for long.

4. When I walk, I feel relaxed and my pain eases.

Sooo.. I stopped taking medicines after a week of starting them and instead Rxed taking a walk. I asked my cab to drop my about 2 km from my home and 1 km from my workplace. So i started clocking around 10-15 km of walk in a week… I started taking frequent breaks from my sitting posture. I started walking briskly and corrected my sitting and sleeping posture.

During July August and september timeframe I started clocking around 30-35 km of walk per week. The frequency of walk was little abrupt due to frequent rains and water logging.

In October end, I tried jogging for the first time on the last saturday of the month. i was in so much josh 🙂 and ended up spoiling my weekend. Wasn’t able to move and all my body parts were making their presence felt in their own sweet way. But I didn’t stop and Went again for jogging the next weekend – the weekend of Diwali.. Now.. my ankle started hurting so bad that i had to limp back from the park.

I realize that it was cuz of my old sports shoes. One side of my left sport shoe developed a crack and while jogging i was carefully making subconscious efforts to keep the crack from opening wider. It might have caused a unbalacing effect on my ankle i guess..

That weekend I surfed net to find out an economic and reliable pair of sports shoes but darn lol… any pair of these branded sports shoes were over Rs 2000. Huge amount :). I already have had back experience with Rs700 sports shoes. Those were SPORTs shoes for just namesake… but the build quality and material was just too bad for running. I didn’t want state of the art running shoes just a reliable shoe that I can run on and on and run..

After searching for about 3 weeks finally I gave up my search and focussed back on my ripped up sport shoes.  The crack was really big. so I purchased  a Rs 20 Quick fix and shoved the whole tube in that crack and Voila!! the crack was sealed :). I tried stretching shoes a few times and found that it could just work.

Went for jogging happily. Put up my cellphone’s earphones, selected one of my favourite song for running, selected the perfect starting point for jogging and started jogging, 1-2-1-2 🙂

before the song could finish… the shoe gave up…. and when I came back .. the shoe was in worst situation than I began with… lol 🙂

My jogging plan was about to go down the drain when my mom suggested if I wanna try “mochi” instead of doing my own experimentation 😛 . on Saturday I took my sick shoe to Doc Mochi… and gave him 5 rs extra to make my shoe bullet proof.. lol… Excited by the extra tip he has sewed my shoe at all the places where needle can be inserted lol 😛

I further paid him Rs 10 to polish my sports shoe black so that black thread was not visible…. and then came home with a brand new pair of shoes well.. almost and oh with  a new greyish white spotty shade.. 🙂

So yesterday, I put an alarm for 6 :00 as its dark at that time 😛 perfect time to test my shoe… and guess what… it worked… i jogged and jogged… in mud, on pavement, on grass and it didn’t show any sign of giving up… that extra investment of Rs 10 + 5 paid up :). Now i got a perfect running shoe for Rs 15. Only thing now I have to buy is a black cherry liquid polish and my white sports shoe will remain shining and black for ever hehe 🙂 so hey!!!!…i started jogging !!!!!!!


BLOG STAT – 6,786 hits



 6,786-This was the number that i wanted as the registeration number for my first bike around 11 years back. But inspite of trying and running behind the dealer and authority people, i couldn’t see this number on my bike. This number incidently contains 786 – which happens to be the religious number of a very profound religion

11.5 left – My wows

Since, I am targetting an income which has been well beyond my reach in the past I will have to be more aggressive in pursing my dream than ever before. This might lead to exhaustion, frustration and in my race to achieve my goals I might get tempted to follow certain methods which are  against my values and principles. So i have decided that in order to walk this path I would

1. Never take or accept any undue advantage

2. Never accept anything in favor of in terms of money which i dont deserve

3. NEver do or say anything that my heart doesn’t see as good.

4. I will use all the fair means, openeess and transiprancy to make this happen.

11.6 Months – Getting started-

I am just getting started. Having wasted 13 days out of this year, i am begining to feel the pressure. in betwen all the turmoil i am going thru on my personal front, I realize that thinking and dreaming about this goal gives me the much needed relaxation… Strange.. earlier the same thought of doing something in life used to make me tensed lol

A few things I think I can give a make or break shot

1. Share market

2. Real Estate market

3. Tuitions and lectures

4. Software/business model

5. Govt bonds

6. Mutual funds

7. Interest in Bank

8. Sattebaji/betting

9. Do a double shift job/additional job

10. Any other that you can suggest…

I want to make 20 Lac this year.

Just for the sake of trial and to judge my capabilities and dedication to this cause, I want to make 20 Lac  from various entrepreneurship biz ventures within this year -12 -Nov 2010 -12-Nov-2011.

 I am listing only financial dream that is tangible and can be counted.  I have had setup untagible dreams for myself in other walks of life but I think only i can judge those within myself so I dont think that listing those here will matter.

From the past 10 days I have been thinking over how to do it.. It seems like an impossible target for a salary class individual who has hardly made any income besides whatever is handed over to him by his employer. Since i have always been contented with my life I never have had any arguments regarding my appraisals and rankings…I have accepted whatever is given to me but now on.. starting this year things are different..

I will make this happen  or die trying…

The begining of a dream – 12th of November 2010

I have been in a dilemma for a long time-about the purpose of my mere existence, about the use of my capabilities and if I have the strength to turn my dreams into reality…

Lately, I have been off the air for a while because of some personal turmoil in my life… and like the very nature of life it was unexpected. It almost proved  that life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans… and I think Life has happened to me in the past two years.

In the past two years I have been at the highest and at the lowest ends of my life and strangely the dates for both has shown absolute coincidence with a difference of exactly a year.. Stranger than fiction but true.. but you know the good news?  I have survived both the best times and worst times so far with the help of almighty..

It has been nothing short of a wonderful experience although My whole family has landed in trouble cuz of that but I have learnt a very important lesson- That life is a blindfolded walk on the edge.

One may get a false sense of pride and confidence if he has walked for a period of life but one never knows when one might tumble.  Oblivious to my walk on the edge, I was living in a shell of false confidence of a secured and perfect life that I have mastered the walk of life and can run, sprint or just jog anything I want.  I assumed life to be a well defined secured shell when I was the master where i was in control.  I didnt realize that this false sense of being in total control made me drop my guards. My  energy, my quest for excellence and all my childhood dreams became wishes and slowly wishes were fogotten. Simply cuz for a person in control those were too easy to fullfil and too dificult to get challenged> I knew everything and everything was in my control.

in the past one year with just one stroke of fate all that illusion is shattered. I have woken up to the reality that what I have right now is given… I lost all my savings in the past few months. Our family’s reputation and credibility has been put on stake  and in other words I have hit a lowest point in my life… I am not sure if life has some more blows planned for me but from this point onwards… I am taking control… I will fight back… if I dont make it happen now life might not give me another chance…if i am not given a chance I will have to take it myself…

 With this revelation on the evening of 12th of November 2010, which holds a special significance in my heart… I pledged to make my dreams come true….

Starting to walk on the end again… but this time… i am gonna make each step count…

All i need is his blessings, a fire in my heart and  your support..