Health & Wellness, Health Writing, Self-care, Self-love

How did I start my running journey?

3 years back, I was at my all-time low, in terms of health, career, money & relationships. It was also when I started my running journey.

After going through a series of turbulent events in the second half of 2018, of course the painfully lonely, empty years before that were a perfect invite for this unavoidable storm…I decided to change cities and my friends helped me to make that move.

I shifted to Noida with 2 other of my friends’ whom I met on an FB flat & flatmates group. I was lucky to have gotten such lovely flatmates, both of them but particularly lucky to have met Chetna.

She’s such an inspiration esp when you talk about health & fitness. I saw Chetna going for runs every day and doing yoga and I felt so inspired by her dedication towards her health that I started it too.

Of course, in the beginning, it was tuff..very very tuff to even run for 5 mins that too at a tortoise speed🙈 but as time went by and I understood how to stay in control of my breath, maintain a rhythm and enjoy my runs, running started becoming less of an effort as I’d started enjoying it more & of course, had started to get better at this amazing sport.

Running helped me in so many ways tbh. Some obvious like improving my stamina, my willpower, my health, helping in weight reduction, I can keep adding to that list but the thing that running helped me the most with was giving me the confidence…that I needed the most at that time.

The confidence of knowing that if I put in the work, even I can be good at something.

And I’ll be forever grateful to Chetna for introducing this great sport to me and to running itself for giving me that hope that even when I was hopeless and facing my darkest time, that there was still light on the other side…if only you don’t give up and keep reaching out❤

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