I’m a firm believer in better late than never, and so this running post from last Sunday fits the bill perfectly 😛
My running friend Mukul Oberoi, who has written guest posts for us before, has an infallible eye for the quirky, the unusual and the beautifully scenic, as he runs through Goa.
Here is his account of his run last Sunday, August 15th, which was Indian Independence Day.
15th August is India’s Independence Anniversary and this time it happened to be a Sunday, so what a perfect opportunity to wear some national colors and head out for a long run, an easy long run 😊.
I chose to run towards Cavelossim beach and beyond, plan was to go as far as the road goes and then turn around. The road was rather busy, neatly dressed church goers heading to church, lots of people in whites, orange and green heading in different directions, presumably for flag hoistings in their place of work, school or neighborhood.
The mood on the roads was rather upbeat and patriotic, flag hosting at hotels decorated with streamers and buntings. As you pass the crowded areas and head towards the sea, the boats filled with fisherman are coming in with their catch I think.
The village seems rather unaffected by the significance of the day and life goes on at the Goa pace…and that’s my running pace as well, nice and easy as I stop and admire whatever catches the eye. Clicking pictures.
The cocktail of cultures is striking, garlands on the cross could easily be mistaken for a hindu deity from a distance.
Running seemed to be an excuse to admire the boats, the trees, the people, the sea.
Looks like I have truly become one with the Susegad.
Mukul, I do love your approach to running – “life goes on at the Goa pace…and that’s my running pace as well, nice and easy as I stop and admire whatever catches the eye. Clicking pictures.”
More power to you, my friend, for finding the joy in running.
Thanks you, as ever & #keeprunning #keepinspiring