Balancing work, family and fitness doesn’t come easy. Running between the hours, catching up with deadlines and still pulling off some family time. It gets so difficult to get some time with the family never mind time to work out and keeping fit.
If you’re a small time worker and face this situation, imagine running a firm with over 300,000 employees or managing a company with assets worth nearly 340 billion and still allocate time to stay fit.
So, here are some of India’s High Profile Runners:
Being the Chairman of Reliance Infrastructure isn’t an easy job for sure. And time-consuming too. But Anil Ambani sure does manage his hours well.
He wakes up at around 4 am every day and goes for a run. Sometimes he jogs on his treadmill and sometimes, outdoors. He jogs for over 15 kms everyday. He has also run marathons and is an enthusiast. He says he gets the best ideas while he runs. “Running is my high!” He says.
In addition to this, he does yoga too.
Sumit D Chowdhury
Sumit D Chowdhury is the CEO & Founder of Gaia Smart Cities and the former CIO of Reliance Communications and vice-president of IBM India. He is also the technical advisor of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India.
Sumit Chowdhury is an avid runner and cyclist. He started off with running in order to lose weight. His success motivated him to continue running and he now runs marathons.
He says running/cycling helps him think better and has in fact made him more disciplined.
He is the CEO of Tata Consultancy services, the largest private sector firm India.
He comes from a family of diabetics, so he started running over the suggestions of doctors. He started in 2007 and he has ran various marathons including the ones in London and Boston.
Now, he runs every day and talks about the benefits everywhere he goes.
Hemant & Roshini Bakshi
Hemant Bakshi is the President Director of PT Unilever Indonesia and Roshini Bakshi is the Managing Director of Everstone Capital Management and the former Managing Director of Walt Disney Co.
Known as the power couple, both of them are runners. While Hemant started running as a replacement to squash, Roshini has been a runner since college. They have run marathons together across the world.
Roshini gets up at 4 in the morning and leaves for a run by 5 every day. Both of them go on long runs every Sunday.
Amit Sheth is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author and long distance runner.
He started off with the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in 2006. Since then, he has ran in over 25 marathons and ultra-marathons. He’s the first Indian to run the 56km Two Oceans Ultra Marathon in South Africa.
How could we forget him!?
He is currently the member of Fitso’s advisory board. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Policy Bazaar. He is marathon runner and a national swimming champion in master’s category. He’s won a gold in 400m freestyle, silver in 200m freestyle in the 11th national swimming championship.
He’s also participated in the Delhi triathlon and the Iron Man championship. He was crowned with the title ‘Half Iron Man’ in the Delhi International Triathlon.
We will end this with this quote of George Sheehan:
“OUT on the Roads, There is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we are Destined to Be”