Runner’s Insight : Nitin Varshney

Runner’s Introduction – Basic Profile

Nitin Varshney – I am working as Sales Director India & Subcontinent at Rugged Monitoring Inc Quebec Canada, Located at Vadodara Gujarat.

Q: How you have started running/cycling & your milestones so far?

I used to be chain smoker from collage time about 1998 to 2017, for 20 years. I tried to quit smoking many times, got lot of health issues during 2015-16. I have tried my best attempt to quit smoking on mid-2017 but couldn’t.

Meanwhile I saw Vadodara Marathon event organized in 2017 and attended the same with first time Half marathon attempt. I somehow able to complete it in approx. 3 hours. Since then, I became active runner and quit smoking totally around Dec 2018. I have started attending the different marathon events around India including Tata Mumbai and Airtel Delhi etc. and enjoyed being part of this beautiful community. Being in sales field, my schedule used to be very hectic & it involves lot of travelling, but that never bother me to squeeze little time for the Run & it brings lot of excitement as well to have a different experience of running at new places.

Total Running Distance covered about 8000 KM till date from which more than 3000KM Running in 2021 after joining Vadodara Road Runners team.

Q: What motivates you to do it regularly? 

Basically Fitness: As I need to be fit and active in daily work & specially, undoing the wrong I did to my body in earlier times.

Q: Any advice for new runners ?

I suggest not give up during initial failures in running / cycling, just keep target to stay active & not compare yourself with others. Each person body is different and adapt fitness with different way and time. Try not overdoing the same but consistency is the key.

Q: your Motto/Tagline ?

Keep moving & stay active,