Many of us have adopted lifestyles that don’t support happiness. We
lead lives that are too rushed, too stressed and too focused on things
that don’t matter. We need to rethink our way of life because our
unhealthy lifestyles are making us physically and mentally unwell.
They’re making us unhappier, not happier. The solutions — doing
things that support our wellbeing, finding opportunities to connect with
others and making time for ourselves are intrinsically linked. Happiness
is not a big thing, the good news is that many simple, positive, healthy
choices and activities promote wellbeing.
We all have a remarkable capacity to make ourselves happier. Each of the
little things we do to boost our mood - from reading, gardening,
listening to music, pursuing a fitness activity etc - can add up to
greater overall satisfaction.
But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it. Here is the
story of Santhosh Bhadran, who discovered running 4 years back. He
say,"18th May 2014, a date to remember for lifetime, a day which gave me
a new platform for me to know my endurance, a day which made me happy."
Read on know his running journey.
I hail from Bangalore moved to Hyderabad in 2015, I am currently working
with ICIC, for last 3 years. It was my childhood friend Vijay who
induced the running bug into me.
I started my first run in April 2014 along with my better half
(Ambili). We both participated our first 10 K and I with no practice
completed my first run, running and walking in 62 minutes on 18th May
2014, A date to remember for lifetime, a day which gave me a new
platform for me to know my endurance, a day which made me happy, post
which I completed KTM (Kaveri Trial marathon) in 58 min, same year
enrolled for Bangalore Full marathon but was injured and had to change
the category from full marathon to half marathon based on the advice of
Dr. Gladson, who advised me not to do the full marathon until 2017.Like
any other archetypal runner who ignored the advice and ended up learning
in a hard way, I did my first half marathon in 2014 2:19:05 (PB 1:40:31)
and in 2015 I did my first full marathon in 5:02:44 (PB 3:32).
In the year 2015 during the Bengaluru marathon run I was injured
(toenails bruised and bleeding) and hence the arduous journey of a
barefoot runner started.
My transformation of running started post meeting HR and Arun Kumar
Kaliappan who played a pivotal role in getting me to HR. I did three
ultra-last years (75Km, 80Km, and 50Km) and was able to achieve my PB in
all the categories. Last three years I have participated in 40 plus
Family & Work:
I am blessed to have a fantastic family who supports me in my running
schedule. Married to Ambili for last 15 years and have a daughter
Nirjara, studying in 7th standard. Off late my wife has started pursuing
running after coming to Hyderabad.
Social work was actively involved in community services in Bangalore.
Ability to run for next two-decade injury free
HR means to me:
HR means a lot to me, as this is one group which transformed me to
achieve my running goals. I am always grateful to this group as I
remember earlier to HR how was my performance and how I have improved.
My favorite running Line:
Running is not about being better than someone else it’s about being
better than you used to be.
Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to
Let's welcome the summer with a long run. Be happy, Keep running!
HERE ARE THE RUN DETAILS:
DATE: 4TH MARCH
START TIME: 6 AM
VENUE: WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE SUNDAY RUN EMAIL