Saturday, June 17, 2017

Keep Dreaming Boy!

8 years on... fueled by Deep Purple!
I really wasn't planning on it. When I woke up, I thought I'd do a 16K to cover 20+K for the week. I had run just once this week and was keen to round it off with a 16K run. But then I got delayed getting on to the treadmill and decided to cut it off to 12K.

All these years, doing 12K in an hour was just a wish, like wouldn't it be something to cherish, if only I could. Over these years I've done 11.2K in an hour in the best of times. The most I had run at 12K speed was 5K and was proud of it.

Back in 2014 when I went to Abu Dhabi was the first time I could push it to 7K and then to 8K @12K an hour 5min per km.

But over the last six months, its been happenning. I first closed in with a 8K run and then with a 10K and recently I clocked 11.85K in an hour.

Today is special. Its 12K with 1:20 min to spare. I'm proud. I'm satisfied. I'm home...
There is 1 more hill to climb... We'll see about it...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

AWS Ins and Outs

I'm not an AWS expert and surely it hurt my billing for more than a year. So, sometime in 2015, my AWS platform became outdated and I was forced to upgrade. It was a pain and I might have taken a few wrong turns. As a result after reconfiguring, my billing went up significantly (25%). I was simple unable to figure out how.

I finally got around to fixing it last month and saved $30 a month. Now, that's what I call a King's ransom ;) 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

12 Kms In a little over an hour

Thus far my best 1 hr performance.
In march I had my annual check up only to discover my vitamin D was barely 8. I had aches and pains in my joints. My fingers pained when I woke up and my legs pained after each run.
I never thought much of it. I had a feeling that my Vit D was low but wow! 8 is bad.
And so I took a couple of Vit D strips. I also made it a point to swim at 12 noon for 30 min over weekends spending good time under the sun.
Within a month or so, the pain is gone and I'm hitting my strides. I'm also taking Calcium tablets and Vit B12 capsules.
The results are pleasant. I never thought I could do this distance in this time. It's my dream to do 12 kms in 1 hr. As the treadmill clock measures time in minutes post 60 min mark, what it shows is slightly misleading. But overall, I know I perhaps did this distance in 1:00:40 or so.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

10 KM 50 min

Just for records