Inspiring Stories #23 – Anand Bhatia (Mumbai)

Sharing ‘our’ 100 Day Run Challenge Story.

All 3 of us are running the challenge – Wife (Shruti Bhatia), Son (Ayush Bhatia) and me.

Sharing a little story of what happened on day 28 of the challenge.


Playing competitive scrabble is ought to be hard. Tough.
Getting your son ready for a tournament. Managing the logistics and then some office time. Needs management skills
A day trip to Pune for a presentation takes a toll.

Scrabble engages the pre frontal cortex
Travel and then endless meetings engages the right and left part of the brain
Presenting in a highly stimulating environment has your neurons lighting up like a Christmas tree

8 hours of competitive Scrabble burns 1000 calories and you may not even break into a sweat. But are drained.
3 hours of train travel, 4 meetings in 6 hours, 5 cups of coffee. The body can rebel
An expressway drive, 3 hours of energetic presentation, QnA, greasy Chinese food. Lethargy results.

A tournament played in a t-shirt, jeans and comfortable floaters
An office day spent in formal shoes and an elegant dress
A presentation made wearing a formal shirt and shiny shoes to match.

The sun sets and street lights take over.  Chaotic traffic mingles with vendors trying to sell their wares.
Vowels share the box with consonants.
Laptops get packed
Ties loosen.

All 3 are spent. In each in their own way.
But the 100 Day Run Challenge is on.
Run you must.

So in floaters, elegant dresses, formal wear and shiny shoes 2 km happened.

This mindset has helped – compete, push the boundaries, be tenacious.
Be us.

2018-04-17T11:13:21+05:30July 31st, 2017|Blog, Inspiring Participant Stories|10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Chandrasekhar Singh August 1, 2017 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Good one Anand. I sure you both are heroes in Ayush’s view. Excellent. A family that runs together, is a happy loving family.

  2. Suren August 1, 2017 at 11:42 am - Reply

    The family that runs together stays fit together! Inspirational!

  3. Madhu August 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Super stuff!!! Ayush takes his inspiration from his parents, we are inspired by Ayush- the little champ 👏🏻

  4. Sibesh Sen August 1, 2017 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Truly Inspiring…Anand Shruti Aayush…keep running not for glory but for the sheer the joy of running. You make it look so easy.

  5. Sharda Bhatia August 1, 2017 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Awesome and inspiring!!! So much can be achieved in a single day!!!! Fabulous !

  6. Vimla bhatia August 1, 2017 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Yes …it’s like the family that eats together stays together or better still the family which sings together is always happy and together
    God bless you three. Keep the tempo on and keep running .

  7. Kamal Lalla August 1, 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Very inspiring.

  8. Rajeev Sarang August 1, 2017 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Very well written….Keeping fitness goals together is great Achievement for family…wish you all the best !

  9. Suresh Notani August 3, 2017 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Congratulations Bhatias. Very inspiring. Keep going. Good luck n God bless 👍

  10. Tulika August 4, 2017 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Don’t know how you guys keep at it inspite of crazy schedules!! Wowww!!

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