Why do you run? “For mental peace”

Today we are Q & A-ing with O.P.Pandey, one of the most popular members of my ASICS Running Club (& rightly so) for O.P. is a man who serenades us with snippets from Bollywood songs during our runs.  And what’s not to love about that?

You know the formula by now, and if you dont here goes.  5 simple questions to runners.  And that’s it.

So, let’s chat to O.P., shall we?

Q. Why do you run?

A. I am not sure why I started running.  Now, I run for physical benefits but more for mental peace, meeting interesting people, and the opportunity to share their experiences.

(Editor: this is SUCH a typical O.P. reply.  “I am not sure why I started running” :). Love it!)

Q. When did you start running?

A. I started running around 30 years ago, and I have been running regularly for the last 18 years.

Q. Morning/evening runner?

A. Nowadays I’m strictly a morning runner.

Q. With or without music?

A. Withot music. The chirping of birds, the whistling sound fo the air, the encouraging voices of fellow runners –  this is the best music for me.

Q. What’s your next running goal?

A.  No particular goal.  I just want to run at least 30 unites for as many years as God grants me the strength and opportunity.

(Editor: This is also SUCH a typical O.P. reply 🙂 )

And here’s the man himself in action.

Before we end this chat, do go check out the most wonderful story about his early days of running that O.P. shared on this blog a year ago.  It is a lovely read, I promise you!

Thanks my friend.

#keeprunning #keepinspiring and, in your case #keepsinging

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