Sunday, March 01, 2009

Runner's High

“Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.” - Anonymous.

Its going to be almost a year after returning to India. I had suspected that time would coagulate and I would be lost in the whirlpool of life and work. On the contrary, it has been an eventful journey. Like peeping through the window on a train journey through the country, I have realized that most times the simple things are really the most beautiful rather than the more popular or imposing structures. To live in those moments that make you smile and spread it amongst others, though not a simple task only needs you to start with a smile :)

Running has meant a lot for me in the last few years and it takes me along on a wonderful journey still. Here is one of those moments in that journey - Runner's High

Team Asha in Bangalore.

Its been an eventful running season with Team Asha in Bangalore. We had about 40-50 runners in all who ran for Team Asha and finished their target races. For the first time a Team Asha program trained and helped children from the projects we support to run different target races. 16 children in all participated in the program and successfully ran different races, starting from a 5K to a marathon. The program has moved on and we see running in different perspectives now. Personally, it has been a great learning experience for me. It was quite rewarding too! I wonder if I give enough to gain so much from this experience..

Here are a few links summarizing the events -

Team Asha Blog
Team Asha rocks KTM!!
Team Asha in Thulir
Team Asha in Ananya
Ananya and Team Asha
Team Asha in Auroville
Team Asha rocks Auroville!!
Thulir's experience

We look forward to taking the program forward and see it as a means of reaching out to the underprivileged in different ways - be it raising funds, training individuals, using running as a means of education and so on...