Thursday, October 27, 2005

Talk about audiobooks...

Here is something to chew on from Wired magazine.


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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The ups and downs

For the past few weeks I have been increasing the mileage of my weekend long run steadily. Couple of weekends ago, on saturday, I completed my first 9 miler on WOD trail( in 2 hours. Felt great to discover that I was actually capable of doing a 9 miler. On tuesday, I went for my 5 mile tempo, ignoring little bit of pain that I was experiencing on the outer side of my left foot. I figured the pain was nothing to be bothered about, since I already had quite a bit of rest over the last couple of days. Guess what? It got worse and despite the RICE (Rest Ice Compress Elevate) treatment I have been laid low for last couple of weeks.

Now I know what they mean when they say "Listen to your body" :-(

Since I'm not being able to run, I'm focussing more on strength training (something that I was ignoring in favor of running for quite a while) and more importantly I'm getting more time to spend time with my baby who seems to be in the most cheerful mood in the morning.

Don't they also say "Every cloud has a silver lining". :-)


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Friday, October 07, 2005

Great Expectations!

Great Expectations By Charles Dickens is perhaps the most wonderful story I have ever read. The audio book by RecordedBooks is about 16 hrs long and I have a feeling that people would enjoy it more than the text. The narrator Frank Muller has done a fantastic job of bringing out the roller-coaster ride of emotions that this book is. I don't consider myself to be even worthy of reviewing it. You have to listen to/read it yourself to decide if you liked it.

Dickens (1812-1870) is said to be a literary geniuses of the victorian era whose creativity, arguably, is only rivaled by that of Shakespeare. Before I read this work I did not even know that the words can be weaved together in such a delightful fashion. It's like watching Tiger Woods play golf or Sachin Tendulkar play cricket. As close to perfection as they come!

If you're going to read only one book in your life, I would highly recommend you to read this one!

Personally, I can't wait to finish my current book (1776 by David McCollough) and listen to or read some more of Dickens' work.


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