Chicago Marathon Training Week 12 – The Big Fat Indian Wedding in Bali

My family knows how to smile. My family knows how to celebrate. My family knows how to party! It was a crazy goodtime festive wedding in Nusa Dua, Bali. My niece Maithili got married to Rishi. The hashtag #mrsmrs (Mrs. Maithili Rishi Sanghvi) was at center-stage.

Four days of non-stop partying and celebrations left us all more energized than exhausted. Memories will last a lifetime. It was a stunning venue at the Sofitel in Nusa Dua with multiple parties spanning the entire resort. Dancing and drinking and fun and great food were the only items on the agenda.

These pictures (or videos) don’t really do justice to all the fun and festivities, but here are a few:

Maithili weds Rishi in Nusa Dua, Bali
Sheel – Devan – looking lovely
We look lovely too 🙂
Jia – Maisha
Me, Shimauli, Gaurav, Naman, Tara, Sanjana, Abhay – at the wedding ceremony
Maithili with Jia and Maisha – about to receive the groom
Niman with Maisha – receiving the baarat
Niman, Naman, Shimauli – all smiles
Naman with Sanjana – at the wedding ceremony
Sanjana, Devan, Maithili – ready to party!
Shimauli, Binita, Maithili, Amiben, Naman – cheers
Anuradha, Sheelben, Swati
Jia, Sheelben
Sheelben with Tara
Nimay, me, Shimauli, Naman – bottoms up!
Naman, Sujata, Anuradya, Ila, me, Mana, Gopi – ready to dance!
Abhay, Sanjana, Rishabh – bollywood style
Sujata, Kruti, Amiben, Mana, Millie – girls with hats!

As for training, it is not going quite as well as it was a couple of weeks back. My sessions are laborious and unmotivated. The 8-miler on Monday was torture. The bikeride on Thursday was hilly and slow, weaving through the crazy traffic of Bali but super super fun! The 11-miler on the treadmill on Sunday was even worse. Late nights, drinking and now jet-lag doesn’t help. I hope it improves.

  • Monday, September 4: Run, Fast Finish | 8.25 miles | 1:10 hrs | Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
  • Tuesday, September 5: Run | 3 miles | 25:31 mins | Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
  • Wednesday, September 6: Rest Day (wedding festivities in Bali)
  • Thursday, September 7: Bike | 57.8 miles | 4:23 hrs | Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  • Friday, September 8: Walk, Rice Terraces & Treadmill Run | 1 mile and 2 miles | Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  • Saturday, September 9: Rest Day (travel back home to Scottsdale DPS-KUL-HND-LAX-PHX)
  • Sunday, September 10: Long Run | 11 miles | 1:31 mins | The Village
Here are a couple of pictures Bali bicycling:
Biking in Bali – with Stefano and Stuart (pictured behind me)
Biking in the rice fields around Ubud, Bali

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