Sunday, July 31


I think, la tour de france, is THE competition of endurance. Its 3600 km, 21 days of continuous cycling. And the guy who won, Lance Armstrong, had to ride for around 86 hours... Man, if I had to ride for 86 hours on a bicycle, I would have my ass split into two, and hanging down like little puppies. (ok... thats a gross imagination)

Lance Armstrong, rode the bicycle, for 20 days every year, in tour de france, and won it for seven times. And they debate, if he is an athlete or not. They say, "He just rides a bicycle!!!"

The meaning of the word athlete, as per

A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those performed in competitive contexts.

Every trait of strength, agility, and endurance is being tested, in a competitive context in the tour de france.... And if that man who survived cancer, and won it all, is not an athlete with a single testicle, I don't know who is!!!

The origin of the word athlete, is from the Greek word athletes, meaning contestant... For me, any competitor who inspires the rest of us, in his moment of greatness, with his ability to extend the human limits - is an athlete.

Friday, July 29

out of touch

Had been out of touch of this blog, as I had too many things one my head for past three weeks.

Some days, you see, the engine doesnt start at all. You slide in the key, turn it around. No, It doesnt start. Check the battery. Its alright. Starting motor is cranking.(Yes, you still have that chh-chh-chh sound) Enough fuel is there to consume. But the day just doesnt get started.

And this had been around for the past three weeks - day and night. I get to work, and I want to get out of there as soon as possible. I get home, and I want to get out of home soon. There seems no place to go to!!!

But all of these happen just to emphasize that I am getting out of touch of myself. I just had to get down the with myself, list down the questions I need to answer. Finally I realized that my needs have been increasing lately... (Needs, as in emotional and spiritual needs) that my self-worth was hitting bottom.

So, it all comes down to what do i need to respect myself ? Well, When I think about it, nothing actually. I dont need anything to love myself or anybody!!! Yes, I realized that. And now, the days are starting well.