The Runner who is making a writing attempt here on WellthyFit is a 51 year old doctor and a Radiologist – Reema Kapoor. I have never met her, even though we live in the same city and run almost the same events. I read her write up a few times and realised that there is a Reema in everyone’s life. Your best friend, your mom, your mother-in-law, you sister….and they need to read this. Not every story must make heavens fall for us to feel the impact. Not every story has to stem from a tragedy for us to read it to the end.
Simple acts and life changing attitudes are hugely underestimated in the times of breaking news. So here we are with Reema’s story From I can’t to I Will NOt Stop!
Over to Reema:
I lead my life just like the saying “ If you love your job you will never be tired because you will be busy enjoying it”. But this is Year 2018. Let’s move back ten years when I was so busy with my career and my kids’ studies that I didn’t have any time for myself.
I was 78 kgs and with a cervical collar and lots of unchecked health issues which had just started troubling me. People had started advising me to slow down and take life easy or I will burnout. I am really thankful to a few friends who advised me to join a group dance/ aerobics class. After that I lost a few pounds in few years and thought that this is it. This is fitness. My energy levels increased and I started setting new targets. Then I was introduced to CrossFit and I realised that I could challenge myself further. It opened up my mind basically and removed all kinds of blocks I had. Then my husband ,who was with me throughout my fitness journey, started running.
I announced to my husband that Running was not my thing. I also told my husband that it was best if he did his own thing and left me to do mine. I didn’t feel good about saying all of this, obviously. Again that mental block about starting running at the age of 48 hit me.
My goal is to be better than what I was yesterday. I compete with no one but myself. This is my journey of continuous improvement – KAIZEN
Thank You Reema! Wish you all the best on your fitness journey. Hope you keep bringing out the writer in you too, every once in a while. If you have a story to share, a motivation mantra, a past that people can learn from, an idea you want the world to know, something that made you a better runner etc, you are most welcome to send me your write ups at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com