Silly me, of course it'll be like running a marathon.
It IS a marathon in every sense of the word.
As I've always been a fitness junkie almost my entire life, I know you probably won't believe that it's gonna be my first time joining a marathon.
Don't worry. Neither can I haha!
Okay, that's kinda true but not entirely. In high school, I joined several school cross-country runs and always emerged top 30. Does that count? Probably not. Heh.
Allow me to shamelessly display some of my athletic medals here LOL
I was a 100metreX4 relay runner, a 200metre runner, a high jumper, a long jumper, a netballer & a squash player
Mom sent it to me from home for motivation when I told her was joining my first marathon.
Sucha sweetheart, ain't she?
Marathon after marathon – Standard Chartered KL Marathon, Energizer Night Race, Adidas King of the Road, Monash University Run – I bookmarked the website but no thanks to my absent-mindedness, I end up forgetting to register myself for it.
So yeah, up till now, I myself, cannot believe that I've not joined a single marathon at all.
Maybe it's also because the thought of the world 'MARATHON' intimidates me.
So… I'm supposed to compete with hundreds of other people for the medal & certificate? What if I don't make it? What if I embarrass myself? What if my friends all go ahead of me and I lag behind?
Yes, I'm competitive by nature. Sue me.
I don't join competitions for the sake of it. Should I participate in something, I aim to win.
So I decided to put my competitive nature aside as this is, after all, my first official marathon.
Yup, the PJ Half Marathon ongoing this 30th September!
Thanks to my two friends Prakash & Pamela, I was signed up for this before I even heard of it.
So yes, thank you for taking my popping my marathon cherry!
This is the route I'll be running on :
Yup. 7 kilometres for my very first marathon.
I keep convincing myself that it shouldn't be thaaaaat bad or scary.
After all, I run 5KM every single time I go to the gym.
So… 7KM should be a breeze, no? Here's to hoping! *crosses fingers*
I began my training today and clocked in 47minutes. I was dissatisfied but oh well, I still have 9 more days till the marathon!
First day of endurance, strength & stamina training!
Adrenalin started to fill me and the next thing I did was to source for other marathons to participate in!
Gee, whizz! I searched the internet with full gusto and found something that I was pretty keen on joining.
Yup, it's the Penang Bridge International Marathon!
I've been hearing so much about the annual Penang Bridge run year in, and year out, but somehow never bothered to participate. Double boo!
But lucky me, I've already registered myself, as this will be the LAST run on this bridge. Next year's run will be held on the Penang Second Bridge instead!
However, UNlucky me, I was a week late and all the spaces for the 10KM Open Category run had already been filled up 🙁
I was left with no choice but to participate in the 10KM Fun Run instead! No matter.
The route that I'll be running on :
So that's about it. If you hear about any upcoming marathons this year, do buzz me!
Even, better… JOIN ME! I'm always up for a challenge *wink*
run jessica run! hahahah…. keep up the good work! 😀
Runnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! Runnnnnnnnnnnnnn like the wind!! 😀
Hehehehe thank you xx
So healthy?? I never join marathon. Not really a healthybperson la, cant run! Hahaha… Btw, run like the wind ya!! XD
Hahahah yeah! Thank youuuu! I will run for my life too!
Do not have to inform you first but sign you up first,that’s my policy! hehe <3
love you babe
LOL iknowright! I only found out on Twitter that you guys signed me up after u mentioned me!
Thankewwwwwwwwww luvvv! xx
I’m joining PJ Marathon too! 😀
Really? Great! 😀 See you there hehe
10km run on the bridge is still a tough one but I know you can do it! All the best for the PJ Half and I’d be looking forward to see your post on it! 😀
Running may not add years to your life, but it sure as hell will add life to your years.
Keep going and I’m rooting for ya!
Thank you for the motivation! hehe 😀
Hope you’ll run with all your might on the Penang bridge too!
Next marathon remember to ajak ya ^_^
Oh, I’ll be there, handling the warming up.. See you there.. Just notice this afro.. :p
Okay!!!I’ll keep a lookout hehe.
Say hi if you see me! 😀 😀
:).. If your head is still red, yes I’ll HI you.. if not, then It’s hard.. :D..
It always will be! 😀
hahahah! woo! all the best in ur run. i joined penang bridge marathon 10km in the previous 2 years, wanted to join this year but getting more expensive and stuck in kampar for studies. :X
Oooh cool u joined the Penang Bridge run! Should save up and join one this year. All the best ^_^
A 7km run is a fun run. A marathon in every sense in its word is only considered as such when you run at LEAST 21km and even that is considered a HALF-marathon. 7km is considered warmup for some.
Oh! Okay, thanks for the heads up! 😀
Guess I’ll be participating in my first marathon event then… but entering the 7KM category.
If you’re a fellow runner, good luck for any upcoming marathons!
Now THATS the spirit! its all about context lol 😀
If this is your first time, use a lot of vaseline for underarms, i’ve to use them on my nipples or they chaff. I saw this guy come back bleeding in the front, not a pretty sight. But since you’re a girl you dont have to worry about that with a good sports bra lol
I used to run when I was studying in the UK but its actually easier there, thinner less humid air and more flat ground. The air here in KL is just too thick. I wonder how the kenyans do it lol
LOLOLOLOL I swear I read the second paragraph over and over again and giggled so much, couldn’t help myself! It’s damned funny and random.. but good advice! 😛 😛 😛 😛
Also, I guess Malaysians are too used to the weather that they can run in any condition 😛 BUILT. FOR. TOUGH! hehehehe
Built for tough? Sounds like an advert for Ford motors lol (Built Ford Tough) XD Good luck with training and dont forget to eat your carbs a day before race max.