A New start of my life……
I’m really not that fond of Running.
Actually I never ran in my entire life, I think so. Ha Ha Ha 😁
I always wanted to do something apart from my career #No Exact Reason# and started thinking what should I do? What should I do? Unfortunately, nothing came in my mind.
Once I was going through the pictures posted by runners on Facebook, I got a feeling like “I want to try it out”.
I had no idea about marathon before and I was like Let’s go & participate. If I like and could able to run, will continue else……..
Last December, I registered in #chennai 🏃 Runners# community & got to know about their nearby chapter “Ambattur Arimass”.
That time, I just joined their whatsapp group but didn’t join them in running.
I first registered for a running event organized by “Moggapair Fitness Circle” one of the chapters of Chennai runners. But couldn’t participate since I didn’t wake up. Yeah felt bad! Obviously.
My 1st running event
Feb 1st week 2018
Cool Runners Half Marathon-10k
The day before, I had to go there to get my BIB. So I decided to take my bike as I have had no idea about the routes and was new to driving. And it made me easy to reach the place on race day!
What to say,
I enjoyed dancing in Zumba session esp to “Kala chashma”.
I enjoyed the route YMCA Nandanam-> Gandhi mandabam-> Inside Anna University-> YMCA Nandanam.
I did run/walk and finished my 10k in 1hr:22min without any training.
I enjoyed the breakfast.
I loved the medal.
Totally a different experience. Waking up at 3.50am / bike drive that too early morning / Running 10km.
Not much thought, only wanted to run! After that.
And I really loved waking up early at 5.30am-> driving to TV park, Ambattur -> going for a run & stretches/cone workouts/Hill repeats with my team. I made sure that I run 3 days a week.
I continued running without much training because felt so hard waking up early after sometime though I loved it the most! No proper warm up / cool down stretches. I just ran ran ran….
One fine day I started showing interest for Barefoot Running. I tried too & felt so comfortable. Because I could able to run continuously without stopping. Then I ran barefoot for 2 events and one long run with my team.
My personal best: 1hr 1min 18sec at CRR@ORR event. #barefoot#
And into few months of my running I had craziness for 21km. So I tried running 21km (not event) after that & finished in 2hr:55min.
A Nice Experience actually!
My next event was “Dream Runners Half Marathon ” as usual barefoot! A week before the event I had little pain near ankle but ignored.
Race day! DRHM 2018 -10km
The most happening event in Chennai.
Ran 5km in 30min after that started getting pain near my lower ankle & couldn’t run/walk but somehow I reached the venue.
The worst part was I missed the route after 5km so I could able to complete only 8.1km and said “NO for the Medal” too. Came home totally upset as I was looked for it longtime.
And I was advised not to run for few months by ortho/3 days by physio.
My physio suggested me with the shoes ->Asics ->Nike ->Adidas->Reebok
But I was impatient to listen to it as I had events coming up too in a couple of weeks! Meanwhile, got my Asics shoe which costed 9500 rupees after 20%.
After 2 weeks I felt somewhat okay and geared up for my next event PINKATHON-10km. Unfortunately I couldn’t able to participate because my mobile fell down while driving & couldn’t find the venue. I missed participating in other events too the same month. Felt very bad & also got a weird reason like “NO NET PACK”.
Then I realized I should do proper warm up/cool down & strengthing for my stamina/speed/Endurance.
After a month rest, I stopped registering for events & focused on my practice runs and I’m doing it.
I have enrolled myself for cross fit training too which I really like esp: Abs workout!
Exercise actually an efficient Stress Buster!
I’m really excited for #SPCM2019 to be held on Jan 6th 2019. Gonna run my first 21km as an event! Yeah I’m focusing on my practice not that great but somewhat as I got a problem with my mindset/ waking up early.
Hope it will change one day & can have my entire focus!
I run not because I love running.
I run because I like the environment & like the concept of Long Run.
I run because I don’t want give up on.
It is the one which made me to shift from 950Rs to 9500Rs shoe na????????? 😄 Actually a big deal!
Engaging in a physical activity could be any actually gives a great pleasure!
It frees my mind…….. I love it