While boarding the flight back, I felt an uncomfortable stomach-churning. I called up home to ask about Misri, and my mother gave a satisfactory answer. The uneasiness continued all through the journey. Once we reached home, Misri was running a high fever. Upon consultation, the doctor prescribed some medicine. We fed Misri and went to bed.
I took a deep breath, closed my eyes and decided to quit at that point rather than try and finish the race and worsen my injury. It took a lot more mental courage to pull out than it did to sign up and train. I had promised Sumit I would come back whole and not broken. Next morning, I took the flight back home. I cried for many many days though. I will go back another year soon, because I know I am persistent.
This medal was not just a piece of metal but my most prized possession.
Never think that you are too old to learn a new skill or start your journey on fitness. It all boils down to only one thing- How badly do you want it, and how hard are you willing to work for it?
If you want, you will- Dr.Ashwini
I would say take the plunge, and soon you’ll be on the racing track!
Meet 47 years old Dr.Uma Vinod. Ahmedabad based Ophthalmologist and a mother of two boys. First rank holder of Gandhinagar Triathlon 2018 and winner at several cycle racing events(you will not find her on any social media although)
There will be plenty of setbacks to stop you, but the choice is yours to look beyond them or succumb to them.
Each body, stamina, genes, metabolism is different so listen to your body and then decide what suits you.
Mental health is matter of huge concern but in this fast paced world where each one is a fitness freak and body is taken care well but the mind left unattended . Sharing my experience which may benefit a few .