Runner’s Insight – Sabinaya Maharana

Runner’s Introduction – Basic Profile

Sabinaya Maharana – Working as Supply Chain Executive at Larsen and Toubro Ltd [Power Business] posted at Vadodara.

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

During 2017 & 2018, I was in extreme stress & depressed and did smoking as i lost my father which causing me very unhealthy. At the end of 2018, I got high blood sugar PPBS – 498 where I had dragged into danger zone & those were the hardest days for me to recover. My family Dr. strongly advised me for insulin along with some physical acitivities. So, Initially started with insulin and then to medicine. As simple as like walking had started in mid of 2019 and in the end of the same year shifted to Vadodara.

My first 5K run completed in Jan – 2020 and got motivated to move on but life was never easy as i had been suffered with high blood sugar with low hypoglycemia. Unfortunately, covid19 pandemic came and all got stuck again & from where it was difficult to manage the fitness. Later on, I got chance to join in Vadodara Runners group in July 2021 and from there, i inspired & motivated from many runners specially Mr. Rajinder Paaji. From there on, I have started doing it consistently and got fair result. Even my high blood sugar is now in controlled as like normal human body and seek reversing of the same. I have seen vast changes in me in terms of improve quality of life, increase well-being, reduce stress and gain fitness. I no longer need to take insulins for Diabetes & quit the smoking, which is the biggest reward in my life. Many many thanks to Vadodara Runners.

1. 3rd Position at CRR 2022 in 10 km [44:14 mints] for 30 to 44 age category.
2. Personal Best in 21.1 km @ 1.44.54 hours after 06 months of joining in Vadodara Running group [Earlier HM PB was 2.22.20 hrs]

Q: What motivates you to do it regularly? 

Feel joy in the end of activity and moreover improving both personal & professional journey.
“Tough time create strong man”
“Strong man create easy time”
“Easy time create weak man”
“Weak man create tough time”

So stick with stronger forever …

Q: Any advice for new runners ?

Discipline and Consistency always give better result than hard work.

Q: your Motto/Tagline ?

To be a better version.