"If it doesn’t challenge you,it doesn’t change you.
Running taught me that I am capable of so much more than I ever imagined"
Hi!! My name is Indu and I live in Hillsborough NJ with my husband Bala Mahadevan and two beautiful daughters Nitya and Ananya . I love to run, hike and travel. Apart from that, I love spending time with my girls and making new friends.
I started my fitness journey in 2011 to lose some weight after having my kids. I loved working out and there were certain days where I used to hit the gym twice a day with my little ones (3 and 5 back then) and had them play in the YMCA play area while I worked out. I visited India in 2012 where the gym I went to only had a treadmill and weights. I started to run on the treadmill very reluctantly, knowing I couldn’t run, but the motivation to stay fit pushed me to do it. I clearly remember I couldn’t run on the treadmill at a speed of 3 and texted my marathon acquaintance asking for help. But after I found my hidden passion for running, I was soon hooked on and fell in love with running! Starting out, I focused on speed runs, 5Ks mainly.
Finally, after multiple 5K's and other shorter distances, I got into long distance running by training for my first half marathon in 2018. I did many more half marathons after that one and joined RHWB- S6 for a full marathon and successfully completed my first full Philadelphia Marathon in 2021.
Both my daughters are into running and are working towards finishing their first half marathon soon.
This will be my second season with RHWB and my first season as an Assistant Coach. I made some wonderful friends along the way & I am so excited to be part of other's journeys to fall in love with running and help them reach their respective goals.