From Injury To A 100 Days – Rajesh Sahni

Delhi NCR runner Rajesh Sahni shares his experience of starting off with the 100 days challenge after sustaining an injury earlier. He is well on the way now with two third of the journey done!

I had been running mostly on treadmill for many years, before I took road running last year and did my 1st ADHM in 02:08:36 hrs…. Soon after which I had developed pain in shin and had to abandon running for 4 months. I slowly resumed.

rajesh_sahniIn April, when I came to know about 100 days running challenge, my heart was to grab it but mind was in dilemma….. Will I be able to do…most importantly without injury . I was advised negative by a few of my running buddies but I wanted to test myself…more on discipline of daily running rather anything else. This is when I and Arvind Ahluwalia decided to take up this challenge.

Initial few days were tough, but I had learnt in one of the training that it takes 21 days to form or give up a habit. So I had set a first mile stone as 21 days of running. I knew, if I cross this 21 days barrier , I will sail through. I also took a target of 600km in 100 days as a target and 700km as a stretched target.

It was really jubilant to cross 21 days. Now it’s almost a daily routine…. Anything but daily run can’t wait . Before leaving for office or after coming back….. Before taking a flight or after landing , running must go on and thankfully, today I completed 63 days of running with 401 km logged. I am well on track for my set target . There had been days, when I have to travel for my job and I have asked taxi fellow to chase me before I complete 2km for daily min log. Arvind is also doing great and is continuing….. Running is now part of daily life , I hope and wish to continue beyond 100 days…..!!!

2020-10-23T17:48:25+05:30July 5th, 2016|Blog, Inspiring Participant Stories|10 Comments


  1. Puneet July 5, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Impressed with your determination.. 👍

    • Dhruv Suri April 8, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Rajesh is such a motivation to us in SVRG and local community – Rajesh I know you shared how you even ran on tours by asking taxi guy to wait to kms away and how when you did not have time you even ran in pajamas

  2. Prayers jindal July 5, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    You r the most inspirational boss I have seen ‘ who set benchmark and examples for others.

    The for sharing sir.

  3. Arvind Ahluwalia July 5, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Hats off to your grit & determination.

  4. Manmeet Singh Bhatia July 5, 2016 at 7:51 pm


    This is incredible and want to raise a toast to your grit & determination

    With me myself enduring fracture currently, this gives me motivation to have courage and do atleast part of this if not this gr8.


  5. Puneet Bajaj July 5, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Great Inspiration for all….all the best sir

  6. Suvasis Malla July 5, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Great Achievement Boss.

  7. sonia juneja July 5, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Great!! Very well mentioned- it takes 21 days to form or abondon a habbit. This is what is 100DOR..
    It gave us chance to again dream n follow our passion.

  8. Ramesh Ramakrishnan July 6, 2016 at 7:31 am


  9. Mamma Daddy July 6, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Rajesh it’s really a great target you have set and we are sure with the grace of God you will achieve this target and many more such higher targets
    with your efforts.and determination.Our blessings and best wishes are always with you.

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