The much-loved mobiefit #RunForRio contest is finally over and we have started sending out the rewards to all our winners. One of them is Spoorthi Seethamma who is a Pinkathon runner and a budding ultramarathon runner based in Bangalore. Here’s Spoorthi’s running story!
When did you start running and how often do you run?
I started running in 2014 and I run almost every day.
What do you love most about running?
Running keeps me fit and there is a sense of content I get after a few distance
What’s your favourite running story or memory?
I recently ran an ultra from Bangalore to Hyderabad covering 600kms in 11days. This journey had a lot of memories which is jotted down in my blog too.
“Our routine was to wake up at 3 am everyday and start running by 4am. Knowing the heat of Andra Pradesh, Our plan was to cover a good distance before the sunrise. We managed to cover around 30kms by 10am on some days.” – Entry in Spoorthi’s blog
Who is your running inspiration or someone you admire and look up to? And why?
There are many runners who inspire me. Especially people who are not very young and still have better fitness than the youngsters really inspire me. Milind Soman is definitely one of them.
Which spots in your city do you love running in?
I live in Bangalore and Cubbon Park is a very beautiful place to run.
How has running helped you in your professional or working life?
It has got me a lot of recognition. Also I have improved a lot when it comes to mental balance due to running. Running helps the brain cells to improve.
What’s your running dream (i.e any running event or marathon you wish to finish)?
I want to run entire India and set a record and Boston Marathon.
I had pain in my knees and shin. We had a wonderful Physio who drove twice from Bangalore to our hotel for a sports massage and one Physio from Hyderabad. Giri would help me to relieve the pain most of the times.My legs were taped. I believe there is no success without struggle. – Spoorthi’s blog post
What was your first marathon experience like?
I was never fond of running. My first Marathon was TCS 10K in 2014 and I fell in love with Running. There was no looking back after that.
What would you advise anyone who is on the fence about running?
There is no fence. Just come out and run. There is nothing like it. You will see the difference yourself physically and mentally if you are regular at it.