You keep going and there’s nothing stopping you

You keep going and there’s nothing stopping you
You keep going and there’s nothing stopping you

“When you see the results or joy in any activity you like to spend time on – you keep going and there’s nothing stopping you.” After leaving a troubled marriage and losing my mother I was wondering who I was and what I wanted to do in life. I got infatuated with multiple hobbies one after the other – baking, golf, travel, but I couldn’t stick to any. I ignored my work and let the fat pile on at 93 kgs (BMI 32).

Luckily, my best friend coaxed me to train for a 10k marathon and more than 4 years later I have run 3 full marathons, multiple half marathons and now weigh 72 kgs. In this uncertain, ambiguous world, running is the one thing where I feel the results are almost certain if I do what I need to do. That’s why I run.

The highlight of my running journey has been the Mumbai Marathon I ran this year. I am also proud of finishing the same marathon last year, despite a prolonged hamstring injury. Injuries keep us humble and help us to know ourselves & our bodies better.

When you see the results or joy in any activity you like to spend time on - you keep going and there’s nothing stopping you.

TCS Amsterdam is my first international marathon and I am really looking forward to running in the city’s iconic surroundings. I hope to qualify for the Boston marathon in the future and keep running forever.

Meet #TCSsuperheroes 2018