Once we start realizing our potential, there are no limits

Once we start realizing our potential, there are no limits
Once we start realizing our potential, there are no limits

Finishing the 8km run at the TCS Amsterdam Marathon last year within 45 minutes was an exhilarating experience. While discussing the results with my friend, I said: “Next year I will run a half marathon.” Little did I know the power of words!

I started training in March this year. I had very little guidance or direction nor knew anyone who could help me train. In July I saw TCS was offering slots for ‘Dam2Dam’, a 16KM race. I decided to send out a nomination and was chosen.

With just 3 months to prepare and lots to achieve, I had a fight ahead.  In a month’s time, I was able to run up to 8 km but the distance wasn’t enough to hit the target.

With each running milestone, I learnt more about running and what it takes to persist.  In September, I completed Dam2Dam in 1 hr 45 minutes with no breaks. I had achieved something I never dreamed I could accomplish all the while overcoming hurdles like managing body heat and dieting.

For this years’ event, I have upgraded my distance to a half marathon and hope to achieve that.

I am very fortunate to have the support of my wife in my journey who encourages me do more. My inspiration comes from a 60 year old colleague in my office who often participates in runs ranging from 21 to 80 KM’s.

Through my achievements, I have learnt that we never know our limits. Once we start realising our potential, there are no limits.

Meet #TCSsuperheroes 2018