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Practice Run at Gasworks Park

This Saturday practice was at Gasworks park on Burke Gilman trail. We practiced for 50min and I ran roughly 3.6miles. Which I could not imagine to do 3 weeks back. Smile I had never been to Gasworks park and had no clue how beautiful the trail is. You can see Seattle skyline from the park and the trail is amazing as it passes through university… Smile 3 weeks into this I am feeling much better… This weeks run was much easier than the first weeks…

I was able to join the team on Thursday for the run at Bellevue Square park.

Not doing so well on fund raising. Sad smile 

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Saturday Practice at Mill Creek

This week was in California for a conference. Conferences are tough on workout. Got some workout done but not enough… This Saturday our team practice was at Mill Creek. The trails at Mill Creek are really awesome. We started at Run26 store, by far the best store for running gear… We also had a clinic covering running, gear and injuries. This we ran for 40minutes up from 30minutes last week. I ran for 20 or so minutes and I walked remaining. I think I will just do that in final marathon event too.. Few pictures and location from the run…

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30th Jan 2011: Sunday Morning Run

Today I stepped out for my practice run around 8:00am in the morning. It was cold and my body was aching from yesterday’s practice. It was tough… I could hardly run for 10-15minutes and then had to switch to walking… Need a lot of practice.. Body is just not fit enough…

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First Practice Run!!!

Today was our first practice run. It was 30minutes at Sand Point, Magnuson Park in Seattle. Running on thread mill is no comparison to running on trails. I had earlier claimed I ran 30min at a stretch that was actually on thread mill. Today I could not run more than 20min. I had to walk my remaining 10minutes.. Good part is I finished my 30min practice run without giving up. Smile My whole body has been paining whole day.. I need a lot of work to do..

Practice location: Sand Point, Magnuson Park

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Some discussion before the run…

First Run

Team in Training Kickoff Meeting

I was suppose to return from Austria tomorrow but luckily I was able to come a day early. Today was our kickoff event of Team in Training event. I was completely jet lagged but still made it to the event. Was late by few minutes but got majority of the meeting. Some of the honor members shared their stories of fighting blood cancer. It is amazing what they have to go through…

I realized how lucky I am.. I hope I can make a difference and do my part in finding the cure…

Some pictures…

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Lets find cure for blood cancer…

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

On first jan I sat down to write my resolution and there was only one thought in my mind, this year has to be different. This year I want to make a difference, difference in my life and lives of others around me. Therefore I decided to run a marathon and raise money to find cure for blood cancer. Goal was to live healthy life and help others to live healthy. 🙂 Trust me I have never ran 2 miles and marathon is going to be loooong and I need all the support I can get.

I’m training to participate in Seattle Rock and roll marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line – a cure!

Please make a donation to help advance LLS’s mission.

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!

It all began with 2011 Resolutions!!!

I wrote my 2011 resolutions few weeks back on my main blog(http://sudsblog.com/?p=738). One of the resolutions was to either run Seattle Marathon or Seattle to Portland bike. I finalized decided to run the marathon. I also joined Team in Training to train for the marathon. Team in training raises awareness about Leukemia & Lymphoma and raises funds for it.

This was great as I was going to do 2 things which I had never attempted in life run a marathon and raise money for good cause. In past few days I have been really moved by some of the stories of survivors of blood cancer. I hope the cause I have taken up will continue to be part of my life for a long run. Smile