Ok…so we’re all geared up!! Looking forward to the following week… thinking of new ways to make our blog interesting. This will be the defining week for us. I had a gut feeling that Mumbai would be good
Till I read the activities/challenges they had in store for us in Mumbai :
R-U-N-N-I-N-G and J-U-M-P-I-N-G!!!
Say Whhhhaaaaaatttttttt???!!! Are you kidding me?!! We’re gonna be judged on how fast we run and how high we jump for a Driving Challenge??!!
And to make things worse, I checked out the website of the resort we’re gonna be put up at in Mumbai (and trust me…its heaven! villas with our own private pool and terrace *yippee*), and guess what else I discovered they had there…. An Obstacle Course!! So that’s what we’re gonna be jumping over… I figured!
If there’s one thing you should know about me…it’s that I abhor running and how! It’s obvious I need to shed a whole lot of pounds, and do a lot of cardio. And yes, Ive been working on it…but in phases of six months. Six months I hit the gym and burn those calories…and spend the next six months sleeping in late and eating to my heart’s content. Hehehe. (Not funny, I know) That too, right now…I’m on the “not hitting gym for 6 months” phase!! What timing, I say!
So I called Roohshad, threw a few tantrums…... expecting him to say “It’ll be ok”, but he just added to my misery by saying “Dude…I don’t run! I hate running and jumping! What now?”
I freaked out again…ran to daddy dearest. Hoping and praying that he could perform some kind of a miracle and make that Obstacle Course disappear!
Am I making a far bigger deal of it than necessary? No doubt! But the idea of failure was daunting. Once something becomes so large in the imagination; it can take over one’s existence.
I consoled myself thinking that if they’re doing these fitness tests…it’s probably just to check if we’re in good health. Which I know I am. Thanks to our regular routine checkups (The last one was a week ago, so I know I’m good).
Plus, I’ve done heaps of road trips before…and survived them all effortlessly. So what’s the fuss about.
But I wasn’t convincing myself enough.
For tonight…....I’m just gonna sing MJs favourite song…. sleep over it….. and hope that the world is a “smilier” place in the morning.
Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You’ll get by…
If you smile
With your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile if you’ll just…