Running never came easy to me…for the simplest reason that I never thought of being a runner. Though I had always been into sport, running was something that never caught my fancy. Having played various sports at school and even state level, the quest for me was not just to be fit. It was after years of exercising in the gym (18 years to be precise), which happened due to lack of peer group with similar interests and opportunities for outdoor sports due to working hours, that my mind started wandering around.
Running is Gift – It has immense health benefits. Let me take a pause and talk about how I cured myself of Epilepsy with zero medication. It was unbelievable when I discussed with my Dr. Friends who are nero physicians. Yes, I cured myself of Epilepsy, I was not diagnosed with Epilepsy by birth. I was diagnosed with Epilepsy due to my hectic and unhealthy lifestyle, and ad hoc travels which I developed at the early age of 20s. The medication prescribed by my neuro physician did not really suit me and I was told there are 3 medical treatments ( tablets) available to cure epilepsy. I tried the first one which was a bit of a risk and decided to live with Epilepsy for rest of my life. Between the ages of 20 to 40 years, I had on and off epilepsy attacks and I could not control them.
I was absolutely a normal person in mid-30s, just like anyone else, and one fine day I happened to read this post of my friend Neville j Bilimoria and it changed my life.
‘Run for your neighbourhood’ challenge!