“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.