Mumbai,By Kabir Ali
Most people think your life changes forever when you cross the finish line. But runners will tell you that your life changes forever the second you decide to go to the starting line. This is, in a nutshell, what first time author Parul Sheth’s book ‘‘The Running Soul – My journey from darkness to light’ is all about. Parul, a 42 year old full time mother of two teenagers, a full time architect who designs restaurants turned to running after a life changing event some time ago and completed the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in 2014. Published by Embassy Books, the book was launched by Parul Sheth with much fanfare today at Crossword in Mumbai and will soon be available across all outlets across the country.
Over the last 10 years, Parul raised two teenagers as a single parent, worked as an architect designing restaurants, and developed herself as an individual with several hobbies and a whole new life. Five months after a life changing event, when the first Standard chartered Mumbai marathon was held in January 2004 she started running to mitigate the emotional pain. ‘The Running Soul – My journey from darkness to light’ is a story of how she rebuilt her shattered life and put it all back together with new pieces. Since then, Parul has run 3 full marathons, 14 half marathons and several other races and plans to participate in many more. Through ‘The Running Soul’ she chronicles her incredible journey from being a non-runner to a marathoner, all while juggling kids and a grueling job.