Thursday, September 25, 2008

My Childhood Home in Pudukottai, India

This is where i lived from my 1st grade till 10th Grade.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Living with Plantar fasciitis

I stopped running completely since april 2008 after i had injured my foot after a 10 mile run in Jan 2008. Its almost 9 months now. I still have the pain when i apply pressure to the pain spot on my foot. My podiatrist adviced me to wear New Balance with Sole insole for running, asked me to perform strectching exercise of my planter fascia and told me that i am better than most people who cant even walk due to the heavy pain associated with Plantar fasciitis.

Coming back to the main story, i stopped running since April 2008. After the first 4 months, the pain completely disappeared. But when i ran 2 miles once, my pain reemerged. So,i had to stop again. Podiatrist adviced that i take it slow and i did. I walked for a mile or two once a month. But then, i still had the pain. My leg is always demanding complete rest. However, my taste buds are not. As i am addicted to good, tast food and over eating i started putting on weight. Increased from 148 pounds to 160 pounds gradually. So, now, i have decided that i will run, after if i continue to have Plantar fasciitis. I will be in close consultation with my podiatrist and monitor my foot constantly, so i dont miss medical oversight.

Come on...
If i can have diabetes and still eat bagel everyday, I should RUN everyday even though i have Plantar fasciitis.

Happy Running...I have put my iPod and Nike+ kit to work. Watch for graphs soon on this blog.

What is Twitter

Its between blog, phone and instant messenger

Twitter in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

How US Election works - Even a toddler will not forget after seeing this 2 min video

Electing a US President in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

Web Search in Plain English

Monday, September 22, 2008

Rishi's YouTube Links

My son Rishi loves the following youtube videos

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Apple September 2008 Keynote by Steve Jobs

I love the key note address from Steve Jobs. As always, he was brillinant this time. iPod Nano comes with this cool feature called GENIUS. This feature automatically creates playlist based on song that you play. This selection uses preference patters from 650 million iTunes users. I think its similar to the Netflix model of recommendations. Also, itunes has the ability to provide you with songs that are similar to the one that is being played, but you dont possess. What a great marketing. iTunes 8.0 that is released today has this Genius.

Another great thing i noticed is that iPod Touch has Nike + ipod built into it. So, all that one needs is the chip that goes into the nike sneakers.

Sole Ultra Softec Review

My Podiatrist prescribed me an arch support from either PowerStep or Sole. I tried Power Step for a week and then moved over to Sole. Initially, i thought Sole is not a great brand, till i saw the product manual and their website.

Imagine, you putting your sole into oven preheated to 200 degrees and keeping inside for 2 minutes for it to mold into your foorshape when you put them on. I was amazed at the video that they have posted on their site.

The insole costs $49 from New Balance Store in San antonio. On the Sole website, it is available for $44. I am putting this insole into New Balance 1224 Shoes. I can feel the arch support on my left foot which is a flat foot. My right foot has proper arch naturally. So even though i wear this insole, it hardly makes any difference. You need to buy this expensive insole only if you have a flat foot and you run atleast 2-3 miles a day or if your Podiatrist prescribes it. My Podiatrist is Dr Richard Bellacosa from San Antonio Podiatry. I like his treatment style. He uses a digital recorder during the visit and talks into the recorder about my problems and his prescribed solution.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Why can't we listen to other's advice

Are we built in such a way that we cant take any advice from others. I have been getting advices many times during my life time...Such advices includes:

1. Run (1991-1996)
2. Dont drink Fanta and such carbonated drinks (1996-2004)
3. Dont drink diet sodas (since 2008...)
4. Dont over eat (Since 2008...)

If only i heard these advices, i would be more fit and healthy.

When i see anyone over eating or if i see someone who does not give enough importance to studies, i feel like advising them. I get so tempted to advice them. But how can i expect them to listen to my advice, when i myself cant listen to other's advice, that i know is very much good for me..

Thursday, September 04, 2008

My Point of View

I am trying everything i can to get what i want...
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