Sunday, June 26, 2011

1st ever Marathon

Joined Standard Chartered Marathon 2011

The first ever marathon in my life, 10 km... I thought I was going to die, but apparently I'm not dead yet :P
I got up at 445am, Kevin fetched me to meet my friends in Cheras, guess what...road block everywhere and eventually we abandoned our vehicles and got in train. We didn't know where is where, asked a few people along the way, finally reached the starting point after about 2km of "waste-of-energy-and-time-walk". By the time we reached, we've already walked 2 km.... -_-" We started at about 725am, 25minutes behind :S
I'm not really exhausted or whatsoever, I didn't run all the way, I ran and I walked when I felt tired. Things were fine until the 8th km, I walked on the road kerb to "overtake" some people and...... I couldn't recall what exactly happened, all I know is, I have terrible pain in my ankle, just all of a sudden, I guess I hurt my ankle when I jumped down the road kerb. I couldn't walk fast nor run...and I ONLY have 1+km to the finishing line!! FML
After completed 8+ km, if you were me, would you just give up? I don't have to tell you I was so upset :(
There was no way to give up, I knew I've gotta MOVE!! I just walked, and walked, very slowly. People around me are pacing so fast because the finishing line is just in front of our eyes, I could see the balloons and people were cheering for us
"You can do it you can do it!!"
"Never give up!!"
"GO GO GO!!"

I was so upset and have very weird feeling because I was supposed to run, not just run but RUN really fast like the others, but I couldn't, I walked like a snail... :'(((

Initially I timed myself to finish 10km in 100 mins, the first 8 km was OK, I thought I'll finished everything in 100 mins, but hell... I completed 10km (in fact is 10.6km) in about 120 mins (grrr maybe more than 120 mins I didn't bother to check cos I was so upset!). My friend Suki (who's a regular) said it's a good record for a beginner, so I'm thrilled and think I should be happy instead! ;)

Err...I have a confession to make, I err......errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr OK, I got to the wrong lane at the finishing line, I went to Half Marathon...not 10km lane. Wtf wtf wtf?!?! Now I'm so worried...maybe I wouldn't even get the cert :'(((

Well, as long as I finished it. All by myself! ;)

I have some photos to share~
Lucky 7, lol...

My "gear", one for phone another for erm...mp4 Kevin got me last year when I joined gym. Grrr...don't ask why I don't use my phone for music, I never liked that idea :S
Phone pouch -> RM70
Nike -> RM40
Maybe I should just bring a bag instead -_-"

Did I tell you I got my medal? Hehee! ^^

Should be 10.6km doink~
Give me back my 600m!!

Left to right:
Mei Mei, Suki, me, Yang and Yvonne :D


Hahaha whatever :P

With Yang ^^

After that went to eat Dim Sum




Hmmm, I think I'm going to join Standard Chartered Marathon again next year, woohoo~



laverew said...


We have a saying in the United States that sometimes you just have to gut it out. What that means is that even if your hurt or not feeling well you have to keep going until you accomplish what your trying to do. Great job on the completion of your run. I'm very proud of you.


Dr V said...

Congratulations V V! It's times like these that remind us just how strong and capable we are. I'm extremely proud to hear the story of how you soared above your 10K challenge, and also very relieved to see your smiles at the end. No one wants to see you hurt, so it's great that your ankle did not interfere with your celebration afterwards. Well done my friend!