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You are still a runner

Fitness, Fitness related, For the soul, Running Related Injuries - Anupriya kapur - August 4, 2017

The best part about running as a recreational sport is that it is inclusive. That probably explains its popularity the world over. Anybody can run, it’s that simple. And the more runners I meet, I realise how therapeutic it is and how it forces you to take note of yourself. For me, it was as if I connected with myself for the first time when I started running. Even pregnancy had failed to do that for me. However, nowadays it also comes with a lot of noise and commotion. There is pressure of what races are you signing up for, your finish time, how much you are running in a week etc. It feels good initially as a new runner but slowly the pressure builds up. Of course, it’s great if you want to improve continuously and important to strength train to remain injury free but it’s not ok to constantly compare yourself with others. Continue Reading

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Why Mom Runs?

Marathons, Parenting - Anupriya kapur - August 13, 2015

Now that the “running season” has started and most of us are out on long runs during weekends, it got me wondering how our kids really view us and our running. What exactly is their perspective on this little hobby of ours! So I asked ten runner moms and this is what their little ones had to say. I can’t deny I had fun making this post. Cute and candid responses 🙂

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Vaishali Kasture   Son (7) – Mom runs because it makes her very happy.

Seema Pillai Daughter (11)“Office is boring – so you want to have some fun”. Son (13) — ” Because you want to be fit and happy”.

Priyanka Sehgal Mehta  Son (8) – because she wants to be fit.  Daughter (5) – because she wants to bring medals and certificates home.

Preeti Daughter (11) “My mom suffers from a disease known as mad person disease. She claims she runs to keep the craziness away. Which sort of proves my point about mad person disease. My message to all you kids out there who have moms who run – I feel you”

Sangeeta Son (11) Because she likes to run and so that no clothes are SMALL for her.

Sonia Son (11 ) She is always running against time to manage home and work. Now she runs on roads to help her remain fit, release her tension and encourage others.

Tanya  Daughter (4.5) – She likes to run because she likes to eat well and sleep well and then become strong.

Nipa Daughter (10) – to escape from her kids, but we always catch up. Son (8) To stay healthy and be able to keep up with us.

Sayuri Son (10)  because she not get angry on me. 2) because she likes to wear running clothes. 3) because she like to be fitness.

 

 

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#ThisGirlCan, So can we!

Fitness, Fitness related - Anupriya kapur - February 19, 2015

Post treadathon

There is no perfect shape or size. Why should there be perfection at all? Who defines perfect in any case?

For the longest time I didn’t want to run because I thought I would
look funny with my breasts bobbing up and down. I didn’t want to be stared at. I was intimidated by the idea of people looking at me and judging me specially after I had put on 20 kgs during my pregnancy.

But then I realised it’s about how healthy and fit I feel, looking
good is only secondary. I felt weird running my first 500 mtrs but the overall exhilaration I felt was far greater than that. There was no stopping me post the initial hitch.

I chanced upon this beautiful video which shows how REAL women look and feel when they are striving to become healthier (not skinnier) versions of themselves. The campaign, called ‪#‎thisgirlcan, was created by SportEngland, a U.K. government agency whose research found that 75% of women want to be more active, but they don’t because of a “fear of judgment.” I’m sure this statistic would be at least 95% for Indian women, if not more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN7lt0CYwHg

I urge all women to take up fitness without caring about what others think of them. It really is about overcoming the initial hitch. It’s time to shed inhibitions, get out there and just do it.

Sweaty is pretty!

Sweaty is pretty!

 

Deal with it  :)

Deal with it 🙂

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Sole fish with Cajun Seasoning

Recipes - Anupriya kapur - November 19, 2014

I’m not a great cook but I love to experiment with various ingredients and end up getting lucky sometimes. I had Basa fish on my mind when I wanted to try out something with Cajun seasoning wasting away at home, but a Bengali bhodrolok I met at David’s (the best shop to buy your fish and prawns in Gurgaon) convinced me to buy Sole fillet instead. I can’t thank him enough for introducing me to this soulful, less smelly fish.

This preparation wouldn’t take more than 20 mins of your time. It’s healthy, delicate and fills up your senses.

Ingredients –

  • 5-6 Garlic Cloves, roughly chopped
  • One medium size onion sliced
  • One red bell pepper cut in to squares
  • Cajun Seasoning (I used Keya)
  • 6 pieces of Sole fillet, preferably chunky
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon

Method –

  1. Rub salt and squeeze one lemon juice on the fish. Marinate for half an hour.
  2. Wash the fish, mix 2 tbsp (or to taste) Cajun seasoning, a pinch of salt and two 1 tbsp of olive oil. Set aside.
  3. In a flat pan, saute garlic, onions and bell peppers in little oil. Keep aside.
  4. In the same pan, pan fry the fish. It takes approx five minutes to cook on each side.
  5. Toss the sauteed vegetables with the fish. Sprinkle black pepper and salt as required.
  6. Serve with lemon wedge.

I would be very happy if you would leave comments after trying out the preparation. Also, please share if you try out any variations 🙂

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