Inspiring Story 2018 #63 – Dr Umesh Yadav (Rohtak)


Hi, I am Dr Umesh Yadav, 31 years, an orthopaedician by profession from Rohtak. At present ,I am working as Assistant Professor in Department of Orthopaedics.   Running was never in my “to-do-list’ specially after daily dealing with many running related injuries and sportsmen with injured ligaments on daily basis. In august 2017 when I shifted to my new residence, I started going to nearby ground and do little bit of walk and running but that too stopped abruptly when I suffered from Grade III ankle sprain.


When i was immobilized for 2 weeks, I realized the importance of mobility in our lives.  Things started changing from 12th Dec, 2017 when I started running seriously. Running in those foggy winters was a thrilling experience in itself. So it turned out to be a hobby. Ranging from 2 km to 26.7 km, I have ran on roads, grounds and treadmill, sunlight, night or rain. Till now I have ran in 4 different cities- Rohtak, Narnaul, Panchkula and Udaipur.

100 days of running

So when I completed my 100 days of running, I counted it as an achievement but after few days I started feeling running little boring. Than on Facebook, I saw HDOR challenge 2018 and this gave me the boost or spark I needed to carry on running. So on 28th April, when it was started, I was on my 138th day of running and successfully completed my 200 days of running on 29 June 2018.


Facebook page of HDOR motivated a lot, specially our top runners.  I use to daily check FB page of HDOR and use to compare distance, timings and all. Suddenly I felt like I was not running alone but community is running with me. If all goes well, on completion of HDOR i.e. 5th August, I will be completing 238 days of running. My next target is 365 days of running and if God permits I want to continue it, till next edition of HDOR.


2020-10-23T17:48:02+05:30August 3rd, 2018|Blog, Inspiring Participant Stories|5 Comments


  1. Dr Davinder August 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Excellwnt Docsahb keep it up

  2. Deepanshu Manchanda August 4, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Very inspirational boss… i am also start running from today… thank u for inspire me ..😊 good job

  3. Shivam Malaviya August 4, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Amazing persistence Sir !! Hats off

  4. Dr Chaitanya krishna August 4, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Great Dr Umesh. Ur work will definitely give a spark to millions. Great going…. Carry onnnnnn….

  5. Mayuri August 8, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Most of the runners meet injury but they don’t stop and the first they ask the doctrs is when can i start running again

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