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6.01 kms

6.01 kms to start the day. It was pretty humid morning since no rains for last couple of days. Have a great morning.

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7.77 kms

7.77 kms to start the day. Rained heavily throughout yesterday and was drizzling almost throughout the run today. Have a great weekend folks.

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7.65 kms

7.65 kms to start the day, weather continues to be pleasant here.

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7.27 kms

7.27 kms to start the day. It rained yesterday night, so it was pleasant to run.

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7.10 kms

7.10 kms to start the day. It was sweaty and muggy morning. Have a great day folks.

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7.77 kms

7.77 kms to start the day, got a wee bit of the rains, for about 2 to 3 mins, Happy Monday folks

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7.54 kms

7.54 kms to start the weekend. Pretty humid morning today.

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7.02 kms

7.02 kms after four days, slowly building up mileage. Even if does not rain for half a day, it becomes very humid in Bombay.

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6.63 kms

6.63 kms for the morning, did some strength training for beach volleyball yesterday so that helped, i guess. Have a great weekend folks!

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5.96 kms

5.96 kms after a 3 day break, struggle continues

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5.14 kms

Running after one week exactly (last run was last Monday). Legs were not moving at all, need to be more consistent, Happy International Yoga Day everyone

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7.19 kms in mindspace

An early morning 7.19 kms run in mindspace, Bombay. The weather was horrible to start with, extremely humid, dry, airless because of the unseasonal rains here yesterday evening. But at around 2.5 kms or so, got a moderate shower, which lasted for about 15 minutes or so, which cooled the atmosphere quite a bit, otherwise it was a struggle today. Have a great day folks!!

MRR (Mumbai Road Runners) is raising funds for Population First, a NGO involved in communications and advocacy initiative for health and population issues from a gender and social development perspective. Their key objectives are to help reduce gender imbalances in the population and work towards gender sensitive and social development oriented health and population programs. Do contribute to their cause, please visit

https://www.unitedwaymumbai.org/tmm-fundraiser-15408

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7.35 kms in mindspace

7.35 kms in mindspace, Malad, Mumbai. With that i cross 500 kms for the year 2020. Its been a huge effort coming back from virtually no running for 3 and half months to slowly building mileages. Nowadays i see a lot of people out there running, jogging, walking, cycling, skating etc. Its tremendous what is happening post covid people are finally taking their health seriously. I see women running in saris, that is like WOW!! i see a lot of slum dwellers out there walking with their kids, and that is a good sign as well. Weather is still very humid, i guess winter is a few days away.

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This Land

A running documentary by a runner cum advocate Faith Briggs where she along with her diverse companions run 150 miles through public lands that runs through 3 US national monuments (in US protected lands are called as monuments, for whatever reason) and these public lands are contentious ones, because the administration is seeking to either exploit these public lands and/ or not allow people to access it.

Some breathtaking camera work showcasing the beauty of the terrain, but my only regret is that the documentary is too short. It should have panned for more time, showing us more of the complex, diverse terrain, wildlife, shrubbery, places, rocks, canyons trees, rivers et al.

Briggs and her friends run through 3 public lands starting from Oregaon and ending up at New Mexico. Public lands are important for conservation of earth in that it retains its original flora & fauna for hundreds of years with no commercial activity allowed, no development, no rail roads, no tunnels, running through it.

It would be utopian to think that governments have best interest in their minds, yet we have seen governments in India seeking to destroy forest, natural animal habitats all for exploiting it for commercial operations like a mine, or bullet train or whatever. That ecosystem, which is built over hundreds nay thousands of years gets destroyed in a few years with mindless development projects.

You can watch the documentary at https://www.thislanddoc.com/#about-the-film

Picture taken from internet and not with an intention to violating the copyright.

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Maha Govt. lockdown guidelines

The Maharashtra Government lockdown guidelines is out for the state of Maharashtra effective from 1st June to 30th June, 2020. I am sure you can view the detailed guidelines on the internet.

What has been allowed is outdoor physical activities like walking, running, cycling etc. with proper social distancing norms, masks etc. Solo running is allowed but not group activities

Activities related to self-employed people like plumbers, electricians, pest-control and technicians with social distancing norms and usage of masks and sanitization. (This should have been allowed long back considering the most essential nature of their service, anyways better late than never).

Garages to mend vehicles and workshops with prior appointments. – allowed (prior appointment is always taken when you take your car to the maruti service station for maintenance/ repair – this has always been the practice)

All the above are allowed from 3rd June, 2020

All markets, market areas & shops, except malls and market complexes, are allowed to function on PI-P2 basis (shops on one side of the road/lane/passage to be opened on odd dates while shops on the other side on even dates) from 9 am to 5 pm with following conditions. (not clear whether it includes hawkers as well but my gut feeling is that roadside hawkers will take a long time to come back to business – years even)

This is allowed from 5th June, 2020

All private offices can operate with up to 10% strength as per requirement, with remaining persons working from home. However all the employers will take sensitisation programs to educate the employees to take adequate precautions on returning home so that vulnerable group especially the elderly is not infected. (this is allowed from 8th June, 2020)

Intra district is allowed with 50% capacity which means BEST buses can take on general public to the extent of 50%

This is what has been changed from the last lockdown on 17th May 2020.

What is not allowed from the MHA order is malls, hotels, restaurants, places of worship, barbers, hair saloons, beauty parlours. Maha Govt is more conservative in that regard. But the government has said that they will take a call on these items and will issue guidelines separately. So we might see some relaxations even before 30th June, 2020 in these items.

Still the no. of active cases in Mumbai are exceeding 1400 per day, so the Govt. needs to be careful in that regard.

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