I have been an avid sports enthusiast since my school days. Coming from a fauji background helped me become a lot more disciplined while pursuing a variety of sports activities. Running is at the core of my regimen, as I believe it is the most natural and easiest way to stay fit , while being accessible to all. Being committed to staying healthy and fit helps me push myself further along on this journey. I don’t look at staying fit as an option for anybody, but an important way of life that should be adopted for a happier, fulfilling life experience! I took to long distance running in 2011 – I ran the ADHM and there’s been no looking back since. Running is MY time and it keeps me sane.
Up Close, and Personal
To me, sport is…
Camaraderie. Intensity. Courage. Sport has the power to change lives. My time. Keeps my mental sanity.
On a typical training day, I do
I do: I train 4 days a week – each day is different intensity. From, speed sessions to lsd’s. functional training, strengthening and yoga.
I eat: through the day; a few soaked almonds and walnuts, coconut water, granola and yogurt, eggs and a glass of fresh fruit and vegetable juice. whole-wheat bread, tofu/cottage cheese, lentil, sauteed veggies.
I wear: Adidas apparel – particular to the workout.
I listen to: I do NOT listen to music. I enjoy my space and time while running or any other kind of workout. I prefer listening to the sound of my feet instead.
I recover by: I drink the Elite Recovery Mix and with enough and more rest and a good nights sleep. A massage every once in a while too.
I cross-train by: Cross-training included a one off cycling, swimming session.
My idea of an effective weight training session is
having a goal for each session and smashing it at the end. Taking it one at a time. Listening to my body and mind while giving it a 100 percent.
The moment when I discovered my athletic potential was
when i was able to finish my maiden half-marathon without any training. With just a couple of 10-12kms before i ran my first official half-marathon.
The three biggest lessons I have learnt so far in my athletic career is
1. Limitations are only as real as you make them – the human body is capable of far more than we think it is.
2. Living outside my comfort zone. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
3. Seeking progress over perfection.
Before a big race, I tell myself
that the hard part is over. Ive put in the hard work. its exam time now. Time to slay. And I visualise the finish line – that incomparable feeling of crossing that finish line.
The toughest race of my life was
My maiden marathon _ Berlin marathon 2018.
The most memorable moment of my sporting career so far
Running 3 World Major Marathon
- Berlin Marathon 2018
- Boston Marathon 2019
- New York Marathon 2019
My training sanctuary is
Nehru Park, New Delhi.
My dream starting line is
the Boston Marathon.
I nourish my soul with
bubble baths, massages, soaks, naps. Yoga Travel alone to spend some me time. A glass or two of wine 🙂
Unived helps me by…
They are a crucial part of my training cycle. The endurance gels help me sustain running for over 2 hours. I’ve been able to run for 3-4 hours on the hottest days of Summer in Delhi using these gels. The Unived Elite Recovery Mix is a fab recovery drink. I’ve had no cramps, no muscle concerns, absolutely no issues with my gut – cause the products are plant based and super light on the tummy.
In 2020, I am setting my sights on…
London Marathon 2020 (26th April)
Chicago 2020 (11th Oct)
TCS World 10k Bangalore (17th May)
I have chosen to associate with Unived because…
because of their values and what the brand stands for. For bringing out the best products for everyone and anyone.