|Still very very sleepy LOL|
I will let Yim do the
I finished 3rd. *gasp*gulp*really?*oh my*waaa*wow*cayalah*go anak mami*
From belakang lah! hahah, gotcha!
This is what happened when the participants are only about 400+, mostly good runners , so when you run
It was a fun 2 1/2 days in Hatyai. Yim, KA, Azza and me (and I??) were the inseparable 4. Went everywhere together except for the times that KA decided he wanted to stay back in the room and sleep cos he was tired (but we think he had other agenda that he didnt want to share with us lah ;) (read : ms 3rd floor?? LOL)
The problem going to a cheap place is that you spend more than you planned or necessary, LOL. But how to resist all those things calling to you, "please buy me" kesian , things also have feelings you know! I ended up kesian-ing few tshirts and few kgs of cashew nuts, sotongs and some other yummy food .. Yim couldnt stay away from the cashew nut gunny sack, kept on munching (he took the word taste to a new level) I swear he could have finished it all on his own ha ha.
Anyway, its a lot of first for me, running overseas (chewahh heeh), getting both a PB and PW, first proper run (well walk actually) after SCKLM, run with the cw-s tights, and hanging out with catwoman, Madam Jenap are amongst the firsts !
And hey, 8/8 also happens to be the 42nd day from my first full. No need to use the finisher tee alreadylah Nik & Diket ha ha.. basuh, gantung,
Its a good run, didnt like the first part of the run on the main road but when we turned into the more kampong road it was nice. Rubber trees all along the route and the sound of crickets in the wee hours of the morning. But my knees didnt allow me to run much .. it started to swell up again *sigh* just after 6k and then came the killer hill that killed me and my aim to at least beat my own PB. It was still slow run and jog till abt 10k then it was mostly brisk walking and slow jog. Second time up the hill , I thought my veins would pop LOL. Azza stayed with me and she was having a bit of ankle and calf pain as well. So we trudged on together to the end.
What tickled me most was that the locals thought I was a local. Almost everyone spoke to me in Thai. kongkrap, sangdi kloi lai mai .. or something close to that. While running when bumping into the thai runners, they would encourage me with some parting words in thai. Azza had a good laugh when we passed a marshall, she was a few metres infront of me, he politely wished her "good morning" and when I passed him he went "sawadeekap" ha ha. Tiff told me in her text that its really cool cos I am now an anak mami siam ha ha ha.
One water station had fanta strawberry along with the normal cold water. I kid you not. And just as you climbed the killer hill, you get a whole JUG of water instead of the normal cups, I double kid you not! As I was limping towards the water station with 4km to go, the boy actually walked towards us with the jug instead of us taking it from the table, so sweet and I triple kid you not !!!
Despite it being a small event, it was well organised. You even get free drinks when you go to collect your vest and bib (and a very colourful one too).
How did I PB-ed and PW-ed? Well, I improved my 21k timing compared to SCKLM but of course I did not come close to my PB. Hehe my PB is no where close to you guys lah, so ssshhh. But my knee hurt a lot more, honestly if this was a full marathon, I would have DNF-ed. There was no way I could have done the full distance last sunday. I couldnt even run the last 200 metres to the finishing line (I think I need my hunk escorts laaa) but I still managed to finish before 3:30 hrs and I am truly happy :)
But I was limping around after the run, worrying my three companions but I was oblivious to the pain and grinning happily , I finished what!
The swell was a lot more than my 42k. So now I am going to rest my knees totally, no running whatsoever for the next two months. (thank god for fasting month) I have a trail adventure and a partner counting on me to finish it together. And I need my knees to be in good condition for many many more years so I am going to rest it proper this time. Promise. Both Yim and KA made me promise them that I would not run, I did and I would.
We had fun catching up with groups of friends, breakfast with catwoman, teh tarik with CAR gang, dinner with Dannie, Carrie, Pui San and gang. Tut-tut rides and KA oogling at the lovely thai girls and Yim pretending not to oogle. LOL. Not many for us women to feast our eyes on though. 5/6 of our girls did us proud getting a podium finishing, Pui San, Carrie and Ruby were among them! Our guys were fast but the kenyans and thai guys were much faster.
If you want a short holiday and a relaxed atmosphere run, this is one event that you must try. And dont forget to go for a full body massage. Syiokk.
All in all, it was great fun. But gegar Hatyai we did not. I think we can only gegar an event when RBUs and FMVs are present with McIjam, Zaki and his sarung and KA with his skirt. And I forgot, Shuk told me that he will wear the kain pelekat he brought in his plastic bag during Shape Run at the next event!
|Anak dara ayam and the not so dara :)|
|With Azza and Pui San|
|Sakit, sakit, posing mestiii|
|The CAR group|
|Ice, jangan tak ice .. thanks Yim !|
|The colourful medal, heavy you know !!|
More pictures here courtesy of Yim, Dannie, Kim Kok, Pui San, Eng Hui and Madam J, thank you.
AND TO ALL, SELAMAT BERPUASA.