“If you rest, you rust.” — Helen Hayes
It’s easy to stop noticing the world around us. It’s also easy to
lose touch with the way our bodies are feeling. It's easy to get caught
up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and lose focus.
Never be afraid to go into an unknown direction. Go places where people
never been before. Start taking part in your life and and experience it,
rather than just allowing it to happen (in the background), as you go by
your day-to-day activities. Awareness of this kind doesn’t start by
trying to change or fix anything. It’s about allowing ourselves to see
the present moment clearly. When we do that, it can positively change
the way we see ourselves and our lives.
We are addicted to feeling good about ourselves. We are addicted to
running. Ask anybody who is a regular runner why they run, and they will
likely tell you that running improves their lives and makes them
happier, not just from its physical effect, but also endless doses of
accomplishments. The greatest of life’s paradoxical lessons is we must
give more to receive the most. Running accomplishment weighs more than
money, status, and even comfort.
Our runner of the week, Anirudha's story illustrates some of these
telltale signs. Read on to know more. Here are the run details:
I am from Maharashtra and been a Hyderabadi since last 6 years or so. I
am working with Microsoft. Married for last 10 years and a 5+ kid. I am
from a small town located on Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra border so
kind of doesn’t belong to any one place for that matter. Only game I
played as a child was cricket and only thing I remember from childhood
is studies. Studies was the only most important thing that was to be
Same continued after college too. Sports, physical activities was never
part of life. The first weight that I remember as a grown up is 78kg
which went will 105 till I was 30 year old. “Life is what happens to
you while you are busy making other plans”, they say, and is so true.
I was a chain smoker and junk food was go to food. 25 cigarettes a day,
one large double cheese pizza, was a norm. Finally one fine day the
inevitable happened and my body gave up. I was hospitalized for 3 months
for some undiagnosed illness. Doctor even told me, that all I might get
is 2 more months.
On that hospital bed, I promised myself one thing, If I get a chance to
go home, I will not abuse my body anymore. Once home, started with 200
meters and slowly reached to 5k within 3-4 months. My first event was
Hyderabad 10k, and then on it was always a full marathon. You cant just
get over an addiction. The best you can do is to replace that with
something better. I am now a running junkie.
After few unprepared attempts at full marathon, I came across Hyderabad
runners. That’s where I realized, I am not the craziest one, there are
people crazier than me. I look forward to the weekend long runs. HR is
my extended family now.
If not running, I prefer gym, treks, road trips and last but not the
lease FOOD 😊
- Six packs
- A 200+ ultra
“if it's easy everyone would do it”.
Join us to sign-off the year 2017 in style. Look forward to seeing you
As we step in to the new year, here's wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW
Keep running!! Stay healthy!! Stay fit!!
HERE ARE THE RUN DETAILS:
DATE: 31 Jan
TIME: 6:15 AM
VENUE: University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli