Rav is a mum of 3 teenagers and works as a management consultant.
Rav only found running later on in life when she was in her late 30’s. She started running to prove a point to someone who said she couldn’t run. Rav soon realised that fitness initiatives such as Park Run and races just weren’t for her.
Her joy for running came from the solitude and peace she found while on an empty trail or a calm street.
Rav now runs for fun, for her mental well being and to keep fit. In 2022 she completed a goal she had had for 20 years - running the London Marathon.
Rav is currently on a run streak where she has been running outside every day for almost 5 years. She is also training for her next challenge: a 32 mile / 52k Ultra Marathon in the Peak District taking place in the Summer of 2023!
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Who is Rav
42 year old, mum of 3 teenagers
Celebrating her 5 year run streak in March 2023
Her early years and growing up in a strict Indian family
Not being sporty
Being pushed down the academic route
Deciding to join a gym
Getting her first pair of trainers when she was 36
Joining a hotel gym and going at night
Getting into swimming
Starting her IG account to document her fitness journey
The motivation behind wanting to run
Wanting to prove people wrong
Not wanting to be seen in public
Deciding to run outside on the 17th May 2017
Doing a 12 week fitness challenge which involved running 200 miles
Setting running goals
The power of spending 30 mins outside each day
Meeting Scott who was run streaking
How the purpose of the run streak has changed since she started
Motivating herself to run on the tough days
London Marathon 26.2 miles
Dealing with imposter syndrome
Having social anxiety while running and not being able to do park run
Getting a plan in places for races
Running plans being stopped due to covid and doing the virtual London Marathon
Doing 9 virtual marathons in 12 weeks
Finding the training hard when running 18 miles+
Joining a fitness program - Six Pack Revolution
Not being able to run the London Marathon in 2021
Dealing with injury and the recovery process while still running every day
Losing her running confidence
The unofficial running community!
Getting over her mental block when running longer distances
Getting her running confidence back and starting to work with a running coach
Dealing with the fear of getting injured again
The start line of the London Marathon 2022
Being a glam runner - hot pink lipstick and shades!
Being supported by friends
Wanting to make the most of the day
The toughest part of the race and struggling around mile 16 and mile 24
Not wanting to do another road marathon again
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Top tips and advice to help you get out running
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