Thursday, August 18, 2005

A tribute to audio book inventer

Whoever came up with the idea of audio books, deserves a noble prize! Well... may be not the noble prize but a whole lot of credit. My commute to work is about an hour (one way). It used to be my most unproductive time of the day. Consider an average of 20 working days/month multiplied by 2 hour/day. That adds up to 40 hours!!!

And now that I've discovered audio books, I look forward to my commute. Really! There is no road-rage any more. I no longer mind if the signal lights are red. And the time just flies by. In the last one month alone, I've listened to at least 10 books. I used to have hard time reading just one in the same time frame. And the beauty is that I don't have to pay a penny for the books Why? Because my local library has a website where the electronic versions of some of the books are available. I download them to my Desktop and then to my PDA. I can download them to my MP3 player, if I choose to, and take them with me during my morning run.

Pretty neat. I'm loving it!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

The first 10K

I did manage to finish my first 10k. Though not in the time I was hoping for (1 hour). It took me 01:11:12 instead. It was pretty satisfying nevertheless. Usually I run with my MP3 player but during the race I didn't. Just wanted to feel the environment, surroundings, everything... Racing has its own advantages. First of all it gives a good perspective on where you stand as far as speed is concerned (The guy who came first clocked 00:33:40) and life in general (80 year olds passed me by). Second it can be quite motivating to see so many fast and fit bodies in action. Anywho, my main goal was to enjoy the moment and I did. Every bit of it. You should try it some time.