Blog by: Rohan Joshi
He would walk 12-15kms in the sweltering heat of Delhi during his college days. Changing cities never created an iota of tension in his life. He is a corporate with work experience in several software and telecom companies and big conglomerates. Most importantly, a regular gym enthusiast, basketball player, and now a trail and road runner, Abhishek Sehgal- the name spells out grit, determination and zeal to work non-stop.
Mr. Sehgal, a family man, with a 5 year old kid and an elegant wife, fulfils his family duties before venturing into his business routine every day.
His day begins with the break of dawn. He alternates between gym and running. “My struggle during my college days in Delhi have made me a mentally strong man. I would walk from Connaught Place to Kashmiri Gate or even further to Delhi University each day hunting for colleges which had admissions open. My parents never allowed me to spend money irresponsibly or even have exorbitant money. I would get 100 bucks and I would save that by walking 12-15kms each day,” he says during our telephonic interview. His weight dropped from 85+ kg to 60 kg in Delhi.
“All of us are struggling in some way or the other. I am running and going to gym to keep myself fit for this hustling lifestyle. I had reached 105 kg recently but then with regular training I reduced to 90kg. I currently weigh 85 kg.” For a man of his wide stature, 85 kg and a lean waist seems to be a superhuman effort.
“Nothing is impossible in this world. I have learnt a lot from Kolkata Runners. KR is a fitness, running and wellness community in Kolkata. We don’t charge anybody anything. In my opinion, we should pass on our learnings as Karma doesn’t come back every time. Sometimes it is passed on. We do that in our big fitness family and in general in life”
His final words- “Your legs are strong but your mind is weak.” He had whispered this line during the first 100 km anniversary of this intern on the 7th of December 2017. Since then, we have never stopped.
“Karma doesn’t come back every time. Sometimes it is passed on. We do that in our training family and in general in life”- Abhishek Sehgal