I surprised many by not joining many runs this year. I was this crazy kid who would fly all the way to KL over the weekend just to run and flew back early morning from KL and go straight to work. I did this at least once a week, 4 years ago for more than a year. My first run was a very random decision to join a freaking 10km run at SCKLM 2010. Back then 10km was really too ridiculous for many but today, a full marathon is a common distance everyone can do it.
So, I was asked if I would like to take over Rachel’s place for the 21km Ekiden Relay months ago. Without much hesitation, I said okay since the teammates are fabulous people. hahaha.
Please excuse my sleepy eyes. I haven’t been waking up early for run. That was a challenge for me especially for every running that I joined, I couldn’t sleep no matter how many km I am running. Take this for example. 5km only but I couldn’t sleep well.
For the first time, I did a relay. Ekiden.
No idea what happened. hahaha.
We were there quite early. Hence, the less crowd.
Do you know there’s a corner at The Spring for public to chill out for FREE? It used to be Secret Recipe corner at the main entrance.
For Ekiden Relay, all the members need to register themselves at the counter. No help-to-register is allowed, which is good so no one can cheat but BAD if your team is on their way coming but almost late. hahahaha !!
The used to be cannot run long distance is now a Marathon Maniac !!! First MarathonManiac – woman category !! Proud of you Nasa.
Me (half marathon divide by four) With the other Half Marathoners from the gym. Level Up Fitness that is
The sure-win runners were there too.
If you’re on the road on Saturdays morning.. I am sure you’ve seen them on the road. (minus myself) All well-trained Half Marathoners.
They said it was a good deal with MyTeksi.com . Have you tried?
Runners were coming in when the time is almost up. You know. Malaysian timing. HAHAHAHA !!
The Ekiden runners !!
No idea what I was looking at. Must be Reuben’s macamness. hahahahaha !!
Friends since 15 years old? Or was it 16? and he was running half marathon. Very proud of you Mike
My awesome teammates !!!
Love these fabulous people
While the bus brought the 3 of them away, I was left alone at the starting line.
The run was about to start !!
Sin made his way to the starting line, at the other side. Oh oh.. btw, all these pics were taken by this fiance of mine. Hohoho.
at the starting line. Hohoho.
The girl in pink very nervous. Long time no run. Once run, not the relaxing kinda 5km run but RUN FOR MY LIFE kinda run.
Proud of this blue shirt guy. He was late. 30 minutes late. Most probably overslept la. He did not give up nor did he cheat. He went to the starting line to tell the crew that he wanted to run the half marathon by starting at the time we were supposed to start. The crew allowed him to go first. 5 minutes ahead of us.
I am ready.
Faster ler wei.
and then we were released !!
and then the fiance started to chase from behind. Of course, by driving.
and snapped pics while driving. Please don’t learn this from him people. Too dangerous.
and I was escorted by goodlooking marshal. Hohoho.
One front, one back. Definitely won’t get kidnapped by people. hahahaha !!
and one at the very far back, taking photos
But i tell you the truth hor. When you’re running and there’s someone escorting you, you feel safe, but at the same time, you feel like punching that marshal. HAHAHAHAHA.. I mean.. I mean.. cos you are running and he is on the bicycle. How unfair is life, you say la. !!!
Legs wanna break at this point. Ignore my very chamz face. Please put your focus on the goodlooking marshal. HAHAHAHA !!
I ran so fast..
that I looked like Usain Bolt *giggles*
Crossing the crossroads like a BOSS.
Poor marshals. Need to cycle like snail while escorting me.
Fast runner who was way ahead of me..
while I was still behind him a minute. I managed to overtake him before I pass the sash to Grace. Hohoho.
My goodlooking marshall for my 5km run.
and then he got a little panicked because this photographer kept on appearing in front of me after taking my shots
Maybe that is why I need to be escorted, just in case, this photog is not my fiance. Then that would be creepy !!!
No no no !! I did not carry by this ambulance. Hahahaha !! This is the Ekiden Point.
Where runners pass their sashes to another teammate of theirs. But I tell you what. The sash will be very disgusting if.. you’re the 2nd or 3rd and even 4th runner. HAHAHAHAHA !! So glad I was the first but my sash was still dry at the time I pass to Grace ho.
Grace was nervous. Cos two people got theirs and I was still no where to be seen.
Probably she thought I was flirting with the marshal that I purposely ran slow. HAHAHAHA !!!
The little pink dot was me !!
and I passed the sash to her, finally, with the goodlooking marshal looking on. Hohoho. Cannot cheat one you see. Even the one in yellow also marshal.
All the best Grace. I mean you and the goodlooking marshal. HAHAHAHA !!
One-on-One guide. *ahem*
Couldn’t balance myself.
Done.. I wish to stay back and follow Grace all the way but I have Pre-Marriage course to attend at 8am, that Sunday morning. So, I ditched them after my run. Huhuhu.
With the very shy crew on duty.
Supposedly to go back straight but heart itchy wanna wait for them. Not sure how long will they take, so we went back to the Spring and grabbed my drink. One can only.
5km runners getting ready.
Look who is at the front line !!
Can see? Can see? It was Wendy who won prizes every year for the short running distance. She was one of those who hated running so much but recently turning into someone who loves to run and she is running for 2015 Kuching Marathon. Hohoho. Good to know that Wendy. Run Happy.
So, I didn’t manage to wait for the rest to come back cos it was almost 7am at that time and we needed to go back to shower and change and get ready for our breakie before the super long day Pre-Marriage course. It was an awesome run with them. Short run. It was just good for the day. Thank you Ian, John and Grace for inviting me as part of your team. *love*love*