Despite having sprained my muscles at the hip joint,
I run consistently non stop through out the entire route
even though there were many hilly stretches. I have
a good run and a very satisfying one too.
Chong and Peter Kuan before the race
Din, Rizal and Chong with some pre-race posing
I finished in 1 hr 25 min better than what I have expected
and collected my 1st finishing medal. The worry that
I may be the last runner to come back proof unfounded.
It's funny that after the run I did not feel very tired
at all. Instead, there was a sense of achievement hanging
over my head for the rest of the Sunday - very good
brain food indeed.
As more of the photos that I have taken with my running
mates from the beginners group came in via the e-mail
over the next 2 days, it rekindles all the sweet memories
that were captured to add more meaning to my life and
re-enforce my passion for running.
Chong looking good nearing the finish line
When I started running under the beginners program
way back in May, 2006, my aim then was to be able to
pace my son in the annual Pacesetters Bonding Breakfast
Run which both of us enjoyed participating. Today, as
I clock in more running hours, I have graduated to running
road events. Mizuno was my 2nd event, the 1st being
the Adidas King of the Road 7K.
While Yew Leong (Wan) wrote in his 2nd life article
that I have continued to stand by the program for runnersmalaysia,
I must say that I ended up benefiting the most from
the program and found more meaning in running. Besides
having better fitness and health, my son and I have
taken part in many more fun runs and now every normal
Sunday is our Breakfast Bonding run at Lake Garden.