Why do you run? “It is a religion for me”
Today’s running Q & A is with Rajat Khurana, the MD of ASICS in India.
Rajat is a man on a mission.
And WHAT a mission!
He has decided to run 52 half marathons in 52 weeks…see what I mean about a man on a mission?!
You all know the formula of this Q&A by now, right?
5 quick questions, trying to get to the essence of what motivates a runner.
Over to you, Rajat 🙂
Q Why do you run?
A I run because it sets my mind free. I am able to concentrate more and I feel more confident.
Moreover it is a religion for me now. Just as eating is for all of us, running is to me.
Q When did you start running?
A The journey started in 2011 with Bangalore 10 K
Q Morning/evening runner?
A I am an early riser and hit the road by 5.30 almost every morning.
Q With or without music?
A Over the years my playlist is almost the same with mostly Waheguru Simrans connecting with God, and inspirational songs from Bollywood. .
Q Next running goal?
A Currently on a mission to complete 52 Half marathons in 52 weeks. 34 have been achieved successfully and another 18 weeks to go !
52 half marathons in 52 weeks. That is crazy inspirational. The dedication required is something else. Super impressed.
And I love the definition of running as being as important as eating. So true, and yet one of the most difficult things to make non-runners understand.
Well done, Rajat & #keeprunning #keepinspiring.
And am giving you due warning that I will be back for a triumphant blog post in 18 weeks 😛