Today is India’s Republic Day. In 1950, India officially became a constitutional democracy, and remains the world’s largest democracy. India is my native land and home country and I am proud of her! A few years ago, my sister took me to watch the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. It was simple yet grand; we were sitting a few rows behind Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi. I felt pretty special that day!
My training continues to intensify. After an exhausting 4-hour bike-ride yesterday, I went on an hour-long tempo run today. I had a hard time keeping my heart-rate in level 3 but my speed for the most part was quite brisk!