Why do you run? “To become myself”

Why do you run? “To become myself”

Today’s Q&A is with yet another cyber-running-pal, Mumbai-based Swati Baxi.

Now Swati only started running quite recently, but is clearly very focused and already sounds pretty passionate about her running 🙂

Here we go:

Q) Why do you run?

A) I run to become myself. I run to find sanity. I run to find peace and challenge myself. 

Q) When did you start running?

A) Took up running in early 2020 and became consistent only in early 2021! 

Q) Morning/evening runner?

A) Morning runner generally for the obvious reasons of lesser traffic and morning calm, however, when I am unable to go for really early mornings, I go around 9 a.m. as well. 

Q) With or without music?

A) Yes, I listen to songs while running when I get bored of going around in same lanes again and again to finish long runs. There are so many songs that I love, but “chhoti si aasha” from the movie Roja makes me really happy. 

Q) Next running goal?

A) To run a distance of 22 kms injury free in coming 2 months. 

Swati, I love your reasons for running. They resonate so much 🙂

I also like the song “Chhoti si asha” (though I haven’t seen the film) mainly because I love everything by A R Rahman and the photography of south India in the clip (below) is so affectionate and pretty…and don’t miss the women running in saris!

Thanks so much my friend-I-have-yet-to-meet and #keeprunning #keepinspiring

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