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Everyday Heroes – Inspirational Women Runners

Fitness, Fitness related, For the soul, Marathons - Anupriya kapur - March 9, 2016

Honestly, Women’s Day has no relevance for me as I feel everyday is everyone’s day irrespective of the gender. However, it definitely gave me an excuse and the push (lazy as I am) to pay an ode to ‘everyday’ women who are an inspiration to many. I have listed their profile in text below in case you want to look them up on social media and follow.

Manisha Khungar – A swimming coach for the last 20 years. Triathlons are new to India and she has coached some of the first triathletes from our country to achieve their dreams.

Christine Pemberton – She is a blogger and I love her very quirky sense of humor. She started running at the age of 60 and has already done two full marathons and several half marathons. And yes she is usually a podium finisher in her age category in most marathons.

Avani Vora – She is a mother of twins and a Pilates instructor. She has inspired many women to make fitness their way of life.

Bhumika Patel – Apart from her regular 9-5 job, she’s out there helping women achieve their running goals be it through Pinkathon or otherwise.

Zareen Siddique – She is a mother of two (15 & 5) and can give a run for her money to any 25 year old. Apart from being a runner she specialises in Post Natal fitness training.

Ratna Verma – She is a teacher, she is an excellent baker, she’s fitter than she even looks and did I tell you that she is a mom to two teenagers as well.

Kavitha Kanaparthi – I have admired her since the day I met her for her courage to stand up for what she believes is right. She is the only woman race director in India. What’s the big deal? She has created some of the toughest and truest international standard ultra marathons in the remotest places in India.

Nirupama Singh – Forget about the fact that she is a mother to two young adult boys, she has a kickass PB of 1:39 for a half marathon and 3:48 for a full. She is also a zumba instructor fitness coach.






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We need to talk

Fitness, Fitness related, Marathons - Anupriya kapur - October 30, 2015

Runners evolve. There are some that take off on a moment’s notice, do a 50km and nobody ever knows about it except the trees and the birds. And they have my absolute respect and admiration. But for us lesser mortals running is about sharing. And talking. Lots of talking. Understandably, it can be annoying to non-runners. I thought this video captured this quirk that we all share wonderfully, “First Person To Run A Marathon Without Talking About It“. Watch it if you haven’t yet as it pokes fun at all of us. We all love talking about it and we all have our reasons,  here are some I could think of, would love to hear yours –

1) Only 1% of world population has ever run a full marathon. Beat that.

2) If you can talk about how much fun you had scuba diving or doing crossfit or zumba or about your vegan meal then I can talk about running.

3) If I didn’t talk about it, did I actually run it?

4) How do I inspire (or at least think I’m inspiring while actually I might be quite irritating) if I don’t talk about it?

5) I love the look on people’s faces when I say I ran 42.2 km.

6) Because I don’t know how to shut up if 4-6 months of my otherwise mundane life is devoted to it.

7) Running releases endorphins – endorphins get people (me) talking. Simple.

8) Makes Murakami happy. What you haven’t read “What I talk about when I talk about running”?

9) When I talk, I set targets and when I set targets with other people I do my damned best to keep them.

10) It’s one of the better ways to connect with people with common goals.



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