A trek to Lake Tosar in Sikkim with Sandeep Talpade and friends, writing a book on Active Ageing in partnership with HelpAge India and running the Airtel Half marathon,beating myocardial bridge,are some of the adventures that beckon me as I enter the second half of this year.
Trekking in the mountains is awe inspiring and breathtaking.The majestic and daunting mountains are a challenge but food for the soul and very cleansing. As Edmund Hillary said, “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” Sandeep Talpade arranges a trek each year and it is through him that I experienced the joy and thrill of trekking in the mountains. This years trek to Tosar Lake in Sikkim, at an altitude of 3950 metres,commences in the last week of September and promises to be picturesque and thrilling. Here are a few images off the internet to inspire the soul.
I have committed myself to writing a book on Active Ageing in partnership with HelpAge India. This is an adventure and soul searching journey in its own way. There is much that I, and all of us I dare say, need to learn about active ageing and to acquire the wherewithal to lead a happy and productive life as we age. I have resolved to complete this adventure by November 18th, an important day in the calendar of the Soka Gakkai,a Buddhist spiritual organisation that I am part off.
Cheers to writing and sharing.
Then there is this business of getting past the hurdle of a myocardial bridge that has dogged me all these years and prevented excessive loading of my heart. Time to push the barriers here and take on a challenge that seems beyond me right now. So it will be with a fresh resolve that I train and prepare for the Airtel half marathon this year.
What I finally choose to do only time will tell. But these challenges and adventures that beckon will surely add a spice to life.