09 Nov Front Runner- Shweta Maurya
Front Runners are exceptional individuals who run for the cause of educating children at Bhumi. Every stride they take helps Bhumi support the children with their literacy, numeracy and life skills. Thank you, Front Runners – for taking us forward in this journey of Change.
1) Tell us a little about yourself & how did your start running?
I am an ex Delhite, now a Bengaluruean, and a true All Rounder who epitomizes the word in its truest sense. A mother of two school-going children, who is also an ex corporate employee, businesswoman, educationist and a hands on Homemaker. Such myriad responsibilities can weigh down anyone but I do not let all these deter me from embracing a holistic fitness lifestyle alongside so many other activities. It’s not without a reason that I was earmarked as a ‘Super Mom’ by sportzify.com. Read more on http://blog.sportzify.com/fitness-story/shweta-maurya/
I am highly appreciated in the Bengaluru fitness community for my high voltage performances and effervescent energy. I am a true exponent of healthy living in all aspects. My interests include Aerobics, Strength Training, Yoga, Dance and of course, Distance Running. Beside this I am a Yoga enthusiast, Wellness consultant, a record recognised model, crown holder and an accomplished dancer.
2) What made you take up running ?
My journey started in 2013 after the birth of my second child. I realised that I had just let myself go. I was at 85kgs and it was just a matter of time that I could develop a lot of health problems, It was then that I decided that enough was enough. I took charge of my life, my lifestyle, my fitness, my diet, the whole hog. It wasn’t an easy journey but then nothing valuable comes easy. I am today not only 25 kgs lighter but also supremely fitter, far more confident and extremely secure about where I am.
3) What does running mean to you?
Running for me is an extremely important cardio workout but, in reality, is more than just an exercise. When I run alone, there is a lot of time I spend thinking about various issues, it’s an ideal me time. You might even say that it is a semi meditation.
When I run with friends, it’s an excellent opportunity to catch up with like minded people in a healthy environment. Running, for me, a detox for both body and mind.
4) What is the source of your inspiration? What keeps you motivated to continue running ?
My inspiration is my own mind. The feeling of inner satisfaction that I get when I complete a long run is a prize in itself. I get inspired when I hear of world champions coming up with amazing performances but for me the greatest motivation is the responsibility that I have towards inspiring so many other women in their quest for a healthy life.
5) Do you think running should be associated with a cause ? Why ?
Yes, I do. All positive, healthy and inspiring activities should be associated with a cause and running is no different. Running is today a growing activity and in case we can promote some social message along with a popular choice, it’s a win win for everyone
How do you associate Bhumi with the cause you believe in ?
Bhumi is working towards providing education to underprivileged children. I completely associate with it because I am myself an educationist and I understand that education is the ultimate empowerment. Therefore we must ensure that every child irrespective of their economic background must get educated. That is the only sure shot way of developing our society!