lululemon Global Running Day 5k Challenge and Competition

In uncertain and stressful times, running has always provided an escape, an invaluable channel to release stress and negative thoughts. Tomorrow (Wednesday June 3rd) is the Global Running Day, and to mark the occasion, lululemon Middle East are hosting a competition for UAE residents. As a lululemon ambassador, I will be gifting two outfits andContinue reading “lululemon Global Running Day 5k Challenge and Competition”

Keeping Fit and Sane During Quarantine

Listing some tips for keeping fit and sane that I’m trying to follow during the quarantine. Do you have any tips of your own? Feel free to share them in the comments! 1. Started using an app called Seven again. It has countless workouts that can be done at home without equipment (A chair andContinue reading “Keeping Fit and Sane During Quarantine”

2018 Chicago Marathon – Race Report

Beyond the beaming post-race photos and posing with the medal with the stunning backdrop of the biggest city in the state of Illinois, there was frustration and a hint of disappointment. Earlier this month, I took part in the 2018 Chicago Marathon. My official time was 3:41:32. There are two ways to look at theContinue reading “2018 Chicago Marathon – Race Report”

On Our Obsession with Distance and Pace

A couple of years ago, I posted a blog post which had tips for running in the heat, which has relevant and useful tips, especially if you are training for a big autumn or winter race. Over the past few weeks, several friends and I started ramping up our training for various races later thisContinue reading “On Our Obsession with Distance and Pace”

On learning from mistakes

This is something that I have been reminding myself of for a while now and it has been paying off so far. Whenever I’m frustrated and/or annoyed with lack of progress with something, I remind myself of it and to #TrustTheProcess. Some examples of this from my personal experience: Running and fitness: The way IContinue reading “On learning from mistakes”

Video: Giving Stand-up Comedy a Shot!

So earlier this month, I took a comedy class with Dubai-based local comedy legends Dubomedy, and as part of the course, each student got to perform on the last day in front of a live audience at Warehouse Four in Al Quoz in Dubai, the venue of Hangry Hanger. This was my first time to talkContinue reading “Video: Giving Stand-up Comedy a Shot!”

Happy 45th National Day UAE!

“Home is where you lived most of your life, made the most of your meaningful friendships and memories. To you, that would be the UAE.” – Words by my mother. “Don’t ask me where I’m from, ask where I’m a local.” – Taiye Selasi I may not be a “local” per say, but I amContinue reading “Happy 45th National Day UAE!”

2016 London Marathon #WeGoAgain

Very happy to say that I will be fundraising and running the next London Marathon in April for UK Youth. Really looking forward to the training, fundraising and running the race. I will share more details about the race and the fundraising soon!

You don’t always run…

I’m no motivational speaker, and I am not one to try and inspire anyone to get off their bum and do something different, but here goes anyway: “I will dieee.” “I cannot do it.” “I won’t finish.” These are things I still tell myself sometimes. I kept on telling myself that I won’t be ableContinue reading “You don’t always run…”

Sifting Through The Clutter

This was something I started typing a month or so ago: This week started off on a bad note, it was not horrible. There are many worse problems one could have, I could have lost a loved one, had a car crash, have the whole building burn down or lose my wallet and passport together whileContinue reading “Sifting Through The Clutter”