Milind Soman has come to be known as a fitness promoter in the recent years. The 53-year-old shows no signs of slowing down and is a fitness icon for thousands of young Indians today. He has recently been encouraging women to take to fitness by founding the Pinkathon, which has become a movement of sorts, pulling in thousands of women of all ages and from all walks of life. The initiative was launched with the aim of making women focus on their health, become fitter by means of running and participating in marathons and it has been hugely successful since its launch in 2015.
The movement has been spearheaded by Milind and accompanying him for every single marathon is his girlfriend Ankita Konwar. The adorable couple was recently spotted enjoying a mid-marathon meal during the Vijaywada to Hyderabad marathon. Have a look! Also Read: Redefining Fitness at 52: The Many Shades of Milind Soman
It's incredibly satisfying to indulge in your cravings after working out or running a marathon and Ankita and Milind can certainly vouch for that. Just look at their happy faces as they both dig into two of South Indian cuisine's most celebrated dishes- fluffy idlis and crispy dosa. The picture was posted by Milind on Instagram, after the couple completed a 40 km stretch of the marathon. They eventually ran the entire distance from Vijaywada to Hyderabad totalling 280 Kms in just five days!
Milind posted a video celebrating the four participants who managed to run the whole stretch. "3 inspirational ladies running from Vijaywada to Hyderabad 280km in 5 days !!! #SpiritOfPinkathon be there to meet them at @pinkathonindia #Hyderabad on 11th March", Milind wrote on Instagram. Although Milind Soman makes it look terribly easy to run these impossibly long stretches, it's not easy to do it. Marathon runners need to prepare their bodies mentally and physically for the incredible strain that comes with running such long distances. Also Read: In Conversation with India's Undisputed Marathon Champion
Diet is equally important as exercise when you are preparing to complete a marathon. If you need some idea of what exactly Milind eats before his run, here's a peak!
Seen in the picture are red bananas, apples, one whole papaya and a melon. In case you were wondering, Milind Soman devoured all of it! Milind captioned the picture as, "Breakfast today and most days, after 12k run. Yes, all of it !!!" Like we said, it's not easy to be as awesome as Mr. Soman. Stay the same Milind and we hope you keep inspiring us to lead fitter and healthier lives!
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