This is what I realized being frustrated for more than a month about my life

What have I became?, A lazy person whose day starts slowly and ends slowly with no special things to do. No matter what I do, no matter how many things I had learnt. I find myself always in the same place as before. Same old lazy person. Whose day is no special. Am I being over demanding with me or am I stopping my self form achieving my full potential. I am trying to solve how my life became like this. I never do things without planning, what I did wrong?

I was thinking about it for more than a month now .I was suffering inside. It was killing me. Just few moment before I suddenly realized everything is going under the plan!!!!. Things are just perfect as I wanted to be and problem was I forgot I wanted it. Its me who wanted this life.

This life is almost perfect if I was seeing this 4 years ago. I used wake up at 5 am then there was my masters classes and after that my job till 6 pm and I used to return home at 7. it was complete 14 hours of hectic. schedule. No time to study no time to entertain just tasteless busy life. And worst part was I hate teaching. Its not that I don’t like share what I learnt to others but In my country teaching is not sharing its making student score good marks. In my whole life I never ran for the marks. What I was suppose to teach was the thing I never tried. I can teach them how to learn new things, how to improve their brain, how to have fun with what you study but I can not teach them how to score good marks.

Parents want their children to score good marks. Teachers and school want students to score good marks so that they can advertise their school as best school of the city. And due to the effect of society students also ran for the marks. I hated that job. So literally , I was doing job I hate and I had no time to do things I love. I wanted life with freedom where I can share the knowledge I have without no restriction and also have time to do all the things I love. I was expecting life between doing something and doing nothing. But at that time my expectation were like impossible dreams which I will never experience ever in my life.

After a year I left my job at the end of session, not because of my dreams but my job was hampering my study schedule. For 2 years I just studied . After two years I had nothing to study and no job to do. So I just stopped worrying for some time.

Here I am now living perfect life I wanted and worrying by thinking I ruined my life. But actually life saved me and granted me things I wanted. I have mountain bike which I wanted since I was kid. I still do teaching but I don’t teach them to score good marks but I just share them what I know. I am learning bunny hopping on my MTB. I started learning parkour again though I am back to basics learning precision and basic vault and I can do just 3 pull ups now. Am I the silliest person in the world who become frustrated for having life I wanted for soo long or it means I have lived my dream so its time to come out of hibernation and do something useful because my major dream is to become one crazy scientist and explore the universe but It seems impossible till now . Life had granted me what I have now so its not impossible that few years from now I will be flying inside “International Space Station” eating weird tasteless space food and getting ready for trip to the farthest edge of the universe and still feeling frustrated and thinking what my life had become because we always seem to forget what we wanted after we have it.

Though I Cant Fly Like A Bird But I Can Ride Above Them. ( Mountain biking from Nagdanda To Pokhara Through Sarangkot and Kaskikot)

This is the best experience I had with my mountain bike.I want to thank  my brother for this awesome biking experience because he did same trail opposite way  and riding was all up hill so I decided  to go downhill for that i have to start my journey from Naudada  and riding there is a energy consuming and time consuming task but i didn’t had time that day. I decided to take a bus form  Baglung busparI k it was just 15 min ride from my home. This time I was well prepared than before. I had camel water bag, Headlight and basic tools to maintain my bike on the way.

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It was jaw dropping experience through beautiful village of Kaskikot. On my left there was beautiful and quiet forest and on my right a spectacular view of Fewa lake. Riding through kaskikot led me to sarangkot famous tourist place to see sunrise on pokhara  and take off zone of  world famous paragliding. All I was doing was snapping photos and asking people for the route because I didn’t know the trail well. First I had  planned to finish my journey on Bagar( Near Bindhawasini Temple )  but  amazingly I ended up in Khapaudi ( Near fewa lake). If anyone is trying to go for mountain biking in Pokhara I recommend everyone this awesome trail. Do not worry about the route or taking wrong  turn because you cant get lost here at least physically but I cant guarantee for your mind because it could by the beauty of this wonderful trail.

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On my way I was amazed to see a tiny lake  there it was beautiful but not well managed I snapped some photos and headed my way

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Oh my god!!!!!!! I got lucky again ( Mountain Biking form Ratomato Hill to My Home lake side )

Who have thought I can use my mobile and my bag to use it to shoot my journey. This trail got wide variety of choices we can go up to Methlang , sarangkot or we can take some side trails for professionals or anyone can start a journey from Ratomato Hill ( Pokhara ,parsyang  ) to lakeside. I think I should change My name to Mr.Lucky……………

I Am Keep Getting Lucky But Wish I Had A Go-Pro With Me ( Facing Real Trail Coming Down From Peace Stupa )

Normal Day Normal start it was nice sunny day in Pokhara. I had a hard-tail mountain bike and have to test its limit on real trail. I was looking for some adventurous trails where i could test my limit true but i was not prepared for this.
Going up was fun but I chose the wrong way so i have to carry my bike for most of the time

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While I was climbing down I realized this trail was far more hard for my and my bike because i was beginner with beginner second hand mountain bike which have defective rear brake. While riding down hill I rear brakes are only thing u can rely on that was lesson I learnt yesterday. Though it was dangerous and I was thinking I should not had chose that path but strangely I was having fun. That was adventure I always wanted. Omg  I am going to bump that tree, Omg I have to jump from my bike, Ah!!!! it hurts, Shit!!! not that bush these were the thing running inside my mind over and over again but Adrenaline was doing its work and calling me for more and more I fell like dozen times but it was not matter at all. After half an hour of the fun roller coaster ride the trail was over. This ride gave me life best memory of my life with some scratches and cuts to remember it. I will return to that trail again and again but certainly not with those not working rear brakes and zero skilled mountain bike beginner.

But I wish I had a Go-pro with me it was hell of a ride to share.

I Am The Luckiest Person Of The world (Mountain Biking From Fewa Lake to Rupa Lake)

I am lucky because I live in Pokhara ( Eighth natural wonder and paradise ). It keeps surprising me everyday and it is full of wonders nevertheless you are willing to do little extra hard work for it.
By little I actually meant little( very little). After just walking less than a hour you can earn yourself a spectacular view of nature but what if you have a mountain bike?………….

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I am new in mountain biking. I recently bought a second hand Giant Revel 3 a hard-tail beginner mountain bike. After a operation and suffering from anemia I wanted a new adventure In my life so that’s when I bought a mountain bike. It was a normal Saturday( in my country we have vacation on Saturday) I was sitting in front of my bike and staring at it and thinking where should I  go. Thena idea popped into my head lets go to Dobilla . So I packed two apples , a towel , a knife , a headlight and a rope in my bag. I wore my helmet and headed for my destination point (For who dont know where dobilla is its straight road when you reach International Mountain Museum matepani, pokhara ).

It was normal ride with nice road so I decided to go off road. After riding for one and half hour i was amazed by fact that more i go farther more I see Girls ( 😀 it’s normal to see a girl but they were not normal village girls but a city girls with nice clothing ) but as far I knew i was far far from city because i was riding for more than hour, i was riding off road there were only few houses and a symmetry around . I had no idea what was happening .
As I was riding along the Gandaki river the view was spectacular I snapped some photo and stared my journey again.

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Then I came across the bridge i crossed it

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and after riding 5 minutes i found myself in a highway!!!!!!! and I was in Gagangauda and there was board writing way to Pokhara University. That was not normal too because as I knew I was riding south to pokhara and Pokkhara University is on east but I got the answer of where those beautiful girls were coming from.
I was bit dissapointed because i expected to reach some very quite place with few people and nice view where i could have those two apples i packed before 😀 but i was in the middle of the city.
I decided to continue my journey unitl I reach to base of the hill in front of me. I rode though many round about and i randomly choose the turns.After riding for about an hour i reached a paddy field it was yellow and aroma of the paddy was something stuck in my nose.

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Riding thorough it was fun and suddenly a view in front of my eyes made me to stop. I was speech less and i was not expecting that. I never felt so lucky

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It was a lake in front of me a beautiful lake. After scanning through the board with my eyes I got shocked that i am in front of Rupa lake . I always wanted to go to Rupa lake and i was planning to go there soon but i never thought i will be there without me knowing. Random trail , random turns and I am in the place where I always dreamt to be. My excitement was at it’s peak as I was riding around Rupa lake.

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On a way I got a biking competition with a small local boy whose name was Nabin Tamang who was studying on class 4 after he challenged me .

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After saying good bye to my small competitor I thought “finally i can eat my those two apples”.
I bought a Mirinda form nearby small shop and sat by the lake shore below the big tree. Snapped some photo. It was like heaven to sit on forgotten but beautiful rupa lake.

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Journey Through Parkour

“Parkour”  is the word I heard for the first time six years ago. I was a lazy person that time and I recently finished my High school. What I was looking for   a motivation to keep myself fit and strong  . So I started google little with  a key word how to be ninja(sounds funny but I was looking for motivation)

The top result was Urban Ninja and when I opened a link I came to know the word Parkour. Parkour and it was saying parkour is not a sport it is a art. It involves running, vaulting , jumping, performing fascinating move. Right then I googled ” how to learn parkour” I’m again amazed by a saying ‘to practice parkour you do not need any special place and special equipment and no special back ground( marital art, gymnastic) bingo then created account in that website and subscribed for a daily parkour training email( I don’t remember which website was that). I started parkour but  I had very long to go………..

Parkour was entirely new name for me and other people of my society too even the moves of parkour were  like a alien monkey was dancing on earth. People used to stare at me when I used to do parkour warm ups “monkey walk” . To learn the balance I pretended as if walking  on a rail but  on a straight line  of the gound. To learn precision was jumping from one line to another which I draw on the ground. Most problem is my age in my society people things like jumping running vaulting are the games for the kids not for adult. When I was practicing parkour I was studying Bsc physics so it was difficult to make people to understand what I was doing. Some people even said am I not ashamed of what I was doing ( kids stuff). So I make one plan I just started to practice parkour near people rather than far from them so that they  can ask what I was doing . I did that every time and everytime people asked what I was doing I stayed there and explained parkour from beginning from history to the modern time and there were lot of advertisement which are using parkour so I connected them with that. After that I came to know many people and I got the name tag parkour. People rather preferred me by name parkour than Amrit. So I included my middle name parkour so my name became

Amrit Parkour Gautam.

As I started learning parkour I started to try more moves. They were very hard for learning but harder part  was to find best place to learn these moves but  unfortunately there is no best place to learn it. I have to look for different places. The places which are appropriate for practicing those moves are most of time turn out to be private and no accessible places. So I have to learn those moves in different places .For eg. To practice precission I have to go to local park to practice jumps rolls I have to climb hills, to practice flow I have to find river banks. Some how I learnt the moves but there is no place I practice those with flow and properly. Then I modified myself and left concerntrating on the fancy move to the moves which are applicable in my terrain and the moves which I can apply practically. I mostly concentrated on  flow, speed, climbing, rolling and speed vaults only.

Anything that can comes between you and parkour as you started parkour are motivation and injury. Motivation is the thing you need most but it is difficult to get and injury and parkour comes together but they do not go well together. One severe injury and you are out of the parkour buisness for months sometime years. Fractures and scratches were common things for me they never stop me from practicing parkour  for more than a day but once I broke my arm so that I have to  stop my practice for 4 months  for  first two months I was not even able to  change T-shirt with out supporting my left arm on something or by help. When I was back things were never same before my fitness level is lot before I was not ready to practice moves both physically but mainly mentally. I needed motivation to achieve it again but I was only person to practice parkour in my city and even in Nepal .  I used to sit in computer for hours to see videos on youtube to motivate myself but it was really difficult task. And I found some kids in kathmandu who are interested in learning parkour . So I  decided to be motivation for parkour to them and I just don’t wanted them to go through the difficulty I been through. It took me another year to overcome fear and get back what I achieved before injury.

As years passed by I find difficult to manage time for the parkour because of my study as I was doing master in physics and I was a secondary teacher. My daily routine started from going to college at 5:00 am in the morning and returning  home at 8:00 pm. Altogether I had hectic  15 hours of schedule in which parkour is not included. So I only practiced parkour in some Saturday or during holiday only but its like none. Because of that I have to be away from pakour for a Year. That I found out that parkour had never only made me physically strong but It had made me  mentally strong too . I had busy shedule before but I was mentally prepare for it but that time I was not. I missed my parkour  practice lot that time but there was no way to manage time practice parkour that time. I used to ask myself will I be able to practice it again?………….

Finally after 1 year  I left my job. I had my study going but I have lot time for parkour now. I am home again and that time I found out  parkour had became part of me. Now I cant do moves I used to do but I am doing parkour. Scratches and fractures are back in my life. I learnt one valuable lesson in my life through parkour. Problems of life are like obstacle of parkours and we have to use problem as a tool to reach our goals we have to vault them, jump over them . We have to enjoy problems rather than going away from them. Problem in my life had came and go but what I always will be is Amrit Parkour Gautam………