How did writing happen alongside the sport?
One cannot be expecting to earn an income from long-course triathlon. Triathletes manage their sport alongside a job. Similarly, I am presently distracted by writing, adding one more job to the list.
It was intense, difficult and very time consuming, nothing like I had anticipated.
Has it been difficult managing finances to keep training?
I say clearly in the book that the sport fit my life and salary, not the other way around. If I needed an extra job, I often took it for a small period.
You’ve said survival wasn’t a challenge if born in luxury.
Being middle class in India comes with certain things one could take for granted. I didn’t push myself in choosing sport; I love it enough to want to participate all my life. But I chose a simpler life.
You do not believe in closures in relationships.
I believe positive relationships stay with us all our lives.
How difficult is it to come back to the track after pregnancy?
It took about a year-and-a-half to overcome the injuries I sustained, trying to rush back into sport and then another four-five months to see my baseline fitness come back.
A favourite spot in Bangalore for you that does not exist anymore?
Too many to list!
Which is the best place you have trained at?
The 40+ km stretch between Swamimalai and Tanjavur.
Any role-models or a person you draw inspiration from?
At this very moment, it would have to be Popeye.
Any competitions you’re taking part in?
At present, I am getting back into a regular schedule.