I Run for Fun

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Location Piscataway, NJ, United States
Introduction I grew up in a small town in South India. Sports was the only way for me to spread my wings and see a bit of the world - a world comprising neighboring towns and cities. My athletic prowess, unfortunately did not take me beyond the state level. After graduating from college and moving away from home, running faded into the background, resuscitated by the occasional jog in the park and nudges by my father, a compulsive runner. Then, I joined DH in the US. DH in his hey-day was a sprinter par excellence. But starchy foods and a sedentary lifestyle were equally appealing to him, and introduced to this way of life, I happily adapted. Needless to say, my waistline quickly adapted too, which my brutally honest siblings never hesitated to point out. I started a run/walk routine 2-3 days a week. Coaxed by a colleague, I completed my first 5K race, which gave me what I recognized as a runners' high. For the first time in my life, I raced for the sheer pleasure of running. I was hooked! Now, 3 1/2 years and several races (5K to marathon) later, I still enjoy running and the reason, I believe, is because I RUN FOR FUN.
Interests Running (of course!), swimming and skiing (in my own flawed way), hiking, reading, eating, sleeping
Favorite Movies Devil's Advocate, A Time to Kill, The Shawshank Redemption, Ghost, Sister Act, Extreme Measures, Ice Age, Ratatouille, Nayakan, 3 Idiots
Favorite Music Anything with a melody
Favorite Books Books: Born To Run, Asterix, The Bean Trees, Pigs in Heaven, The Kiterunner, Shipping News, The DaVinci Code, The Pelican Brief, Where Eagles Dare, Fear is the Key, Namesake, The Dive from Clausen's Pier, Crows Over a Wheatfield, Fountainhead, We the living, To kill a Mockingbird, Manhunt, Mayflower Authors: Barbara Kingsolver, Alexander McCall Smith, Ayn Rand, Tracy Chevalier, Mark Twain, Alistair McLain, PG Wodehouse