ON THE RUN WITH NIKE
By Steven Potter, 31 January 2019
We caught up with Simran and Fenn about their reasons to move:
How did you get into running?
Fenn: ‘Well, there isn’t much choice when your entire family live and breathe sport – but I’m also lucky to have the energy, mentality and love for it. It gives me headspace.’
Simran: ‘I started really early in primary school. We had the best netball teacher who was so enthusiastic and encouraging. I think it started there because she really emphasised how fun sport can be and how good it can make you feel.’
How does it make you feel?
Fenn: ‘Like nothing else. Powerful. It’s my release. It’s the one thing I can rely on to pick me up and put things into perspective. As a creative, it’s essential, all my ideas materialise when I run.’
Simran: ‘As I’ve gotten older, I’ve really noticed how important sports and staying active is for my mental health. Running is kinda like a practice in mindfulness because I can zone out and just focus on the movement of my feet – I think it’s the same for all activities I do because it enables me to unplug for an hour or so. If my body feels challenged, my mind feels good.’