Inspiring striding – Prabina Talary
We have so much love for our happystride community ❤️ You guys are so inspiring and we want to get to know you guys a little better...and we know others would like to as well.
SO we bring you to....the forth post in our blog series ..."Inspiring striding"!!! We have Prabina join us!🖊
We are so pleased to have Prabina as our guest! 😍 We met her at the National Running Show where she bought her first two pairs of happystride shorts! She has been a fab happystride social-media-supporter ever since and if you were to check out her instagram you'll see she loves a bright and funky outfit for all of her sporting adventures!
Thank you so much for joining us Prabina... and over to you to answer this weeks questions and inspire us!
How long have you been running for and how did you originally get into it?
I've been running since 2017 starting when l was 39 years old (hated running all my life till then 😆) . I took part in the "Race For Life" 5k as a team, it was a fun run & the first event l took part in - didn't even have proper running shoes. I raised quite a bit of money for charity through work & combining it with running felt fantastic. So I started running & l came across "Run Mummy Run" on Facebook, it was a safe place for all abilities of running mummies & definitely inspiring /encouraging. Then after that the rest was history.
What’s your greatest running achievement?
I ran my first marathon in 2020 which was the solo virtual "Manchester Marathon" in my area, in 4 hrs 22 mins.
Where is your favourite place to run?
Along the canal & River Thames as I can just be in my own world #metime.
What are your top 3 running tips?
1. ENJOY it (otherwise you fall out of love with it)
2. NO COMPARISONS (it's your journey, your race, your pace, it's for YOU & take things from other runners that'll benefit your running).
3. RECOVERY - be kind to yourself /strength sessions/ variations runs - speed, hills, easy pace, short, long (long distance depending on next race).
What does your running schedule typically look like and how do you fit it into your life?
Max 2-3 days a week or if I'm lucky, 4 times. On 2 of the days I run before or after work, even though they're short runs.
What’s your dream race?
"New York City Marathon" as it's on my birthday month.
What do you eat for breakfast before a race and why?
Banana & porridge. But quantity depends on the mileage I'll be doing & give enough time before heading out. I've always trained like that so never thought of any different.
How do you like to celebrate a PB?
Definitely "Shout Out Loud" with "jumping photo" on insta & dance. Haha nothing extravagant.
Who are your running inspirations and why?
Tinu Ongudari - when I met her through Run Mummy Run (RMR) she was on a journey to be in the "100 Marathon club". It was so inspirational & no matter how long it took her to run a marathon she got it done with a smile. She's now in that club & I have so much respect for her.
Santosh Rai - He's from my country "Nepal" and lives in London. But he's a very very good runner, trains hard, juggling day to day life, does so much for "Nepalese running community" in London & in his village Dharan back in Nepal. He's a Half Ironman, ultra runner & recently completed the most challenging "Himalayan XTri" in Nepal. He's definitely achieved amazing things but a humble, helpful & inspiring friend.
What’s your favourite happystride pattern and why?
Love all 3 of my Happystride patterns. But my favourite is the "Retro Party" as I'm a party vibe person 😆🎉🎉 and the pattern is brilliant on it too 🎉🎉.
If you could design the next pair of happystride shorts, what pattern would you choose and why?
Oh gosh!! This has got me thinking 🤔. "Serengeti" if that makes sense.
What does running mean to you?
Me Time, being or strive better version of myself, fierce, community & representation.
What's the positive you got out of set back in running?
I was injured in 2018 (shin splints) so no running for nearly 3 months. But it GOT ME BACK to my love of CYCLING after nearly 28 yrs. Then went & done my first "Duathlon" & "Ride London 46 miles" in 2019. "Virtual London to Brighton 54 miles" in my area in 2020. And recently completed my longest ride of my life "Ride London 100 miles" in May & did the actual "London To Brighton Ride" for British Heart Foundation recently.
Now training for my first Triathlon in August. But most of all injury taught me that - getting back is all about being patience/no rush & trusting the process. Learnt a lot about strength/conditioning, recoveries, benefits of cross training & setbacks can happen anytime of any type. Learning to cope with it "your way" the right way mentally & physically is important "you're not alone".
Wow, thank you so much Prabina for joining us and answering our questions with so much passion! Stay tuned for our next 'inspiring striding' blog in our series where we will have another inspiring guest!