Monika Narang Alias Mona (as fellow runners call her) 2:45 BusHer favorite line: Pinkathon Pinkathon "Strength lies in not seeing the finish line…. It's that you have come to the start line is what is strength".
A family woman with two very talented & teenaged daughters, Mona has left no stone unturned at home as well. With her constant encouragement, she has also made her husband Akashdeep Narang run couple of Half Marathons.
For her, the inspiration comes from within. She wouldn’t say she has always been motivated to run, but she has always been motivated to try. When she was obese (87 Kg tin & now 60Kg), she had problems like navicular bone issue and would tire easily.
She was introduced to running by fellow runner Mihika Wahi Gupta and started her passion in Aug 2014 with Pinkathon. Since then she has never looked back and dusted a good number of events including Delhi Pinkathon (3 Nos.), Women's 10K (3 Nos.), Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (3 Nos.), IDBI New Delhi Half Marathon (2 Nos.) and Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (2 Nos).
Her personal best in 10K is 57.59, in 21k is 2h and 11 mins and in 42k is 5h and 11 min.
The day she is not running, she is behind wheels i.e. wheels of bicycle. And there also she has hold her forte, completed two fateful events with GRR & in both events she has been the leading lady cyclist.
She is looking forward to pacing the 2 hour 45 min bus and plan a run so my fellow runners can finish the marathon in 2:40 or so. Will share my pacing strategy soon.
She is thorough believer "To enjoy running and have fun, timing is incidental and it will get better as long as one enjoys running and not get too stressed about finish times."
“ The Day I run, I run the Day; The Day I don’t run, the Day runs me“