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I enjoy swimming, cycling and running individually as well as together in a Triathlon. I am also an aspiring Mixed Martial Art Fighter!READ MORE
29-year-old Nikita is from Bhayander, Thane (Mumbai). She is a yoga instructor, a content writer, a plant-based nutritionist by profession and a triathlete by heart.
I enjoy swimming, cycling and running individually as well as together in a Triathlon. I am also an aspiring Mixed Martial Art Fighter!
I am also an aspiring Mixed Martial Art Fighter!
All my life, I've been told that I look like an athlete but I was never really one until 2016 when I did the longest ride of my life, a 200km BRM on an MTB. This was my point of initiation into sports so soon after I learned how to swim and run. What did I do next? I enrolled myself for a Triathlon.
For me, it's my experiences of swimming in the open water, cycling on unpaved trails and running under the open sun which developed my passion for triathlons.
I train very hard. Either for all three sports individually or in a combination of two sports at a time. A proud moment for me was to be able to complete the half IronMan distance Triathlon in Mysore very recently.
I have dealt with Aquaphobia in this process by taking baby steps. My attempt at swimming in the sea for the very first time in January 2017 was when I won over my fear. When I first started out, I could hardly finish 2km but now I comfortably finish half marathons.
Cycling uphill has had me crying but I've taken the stairs for 40 floors just to train to do a kilometer long climb. All of this is a big personal achievement but I still wouldn't say that I have achieved and mastered it all, I am learning each day.
Now I see challenges as an opportunity and a way to grow out of them.
It's a rare combination to see a yogi as a fighter! I would like to call myself a warrior Yogini. While Yoga teaches me to be in the moment, MMA flights teach me to face my fears head on or another way around!
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