Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Reminiscing 2012, Welcoming 2013

Hi all. Welcome aboard to my humble blog. I’m not a prolific writer but I’ll try my best to make your blog hopping as entertaining as possible. I’ll write mainly on my running journey as I was bitten by its bug in 2010. Let’s skip the history shall we. I’ll talk about it when the time comes.

Today, 010113, marks the beginning of new resolutions (again, sigh) but that’s an interesting part of life. By the way I’ll do a recap on my running journey in 2012 as I don’t have enough time and energy to write it thoroughly one by one.
New year, a perfect time to make new resolutions
I’ve ran in 20 running events from January to December 2012. That’s quite a lot for someone like me and it involves lots of money as well (T_T) but then bad habits die hard. This hobby is less expensive than cycling, biking (duhhh), smoking (errr), backpacking and shopping (ehhh). Most of the money will be used to registering ourselves in any running event. Please skip the gear and apparel issues hehehe. I’ve participated in 12 events in 2011 and 4 events in 2010. From 4 to 12 to 20. Coincidently, it’s +8 for every year. Do I need to run in 28 events this year? Only time will tell. But do I really need to follow the number religiously? I bet not. No Mayan businesses here.
Happy running yo ;)
Last year I ran 1 full marathon (my very 1st FM, Penang Bridge International Marathon), 3 half marathons which were Brooks HM (my very 1st HM), Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) & Putrajaya Night Marathon (PNM), one 25km run (Newton Challenge), one 16.8km (Adidas King of The Road), one 15.5km (Energizer Night Run), two 12km (Great Eastern Great Live Run & Malakoff KL Run), one 11.8km (Men's Health & Shape Night Run), four 10km (Mizuno Wave Run, Kajang Jogathon, UKM Victory Run & Nike We Run KL 10k), one 8km (Standard Chartered Fun Run), one 7.8km (MAKNA Uniten Run),  two 7km (Kidney Run & NTV7 Feel Good Run) & two 5km (MARDI KSSM Run & Uniten Charity Run). Let’s leave the underdistance issue as it’ll complicate my categorizing. My favourite categories are 10km and 12km run because the distances are not that far and it’s easier to train. I measured most of my achievements based on these distances. 
My biggest achievement in 2012 was finishing the full marathon course in Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM). Felt like dying in the last 9km. My whole body was aching, shoulder, back, thigh, feet etc. I walked, ran and walked like a zombie. The thought of crawling instead of running/walking came to my mind few times but I abandoned it as it’ll be too dramatic and gonna make other participants shocked and terrified hehehe. (Crawling in my skin, this pain will never heal oooh, sorry I stop now).
If tired running can crawl ah?

I blamed myself for not training well. The post-run suffering was inevitable and took me one week plus to recover. I had love-hate relationship with the stairs during that period. Ugghh. Another memorable moment was completing the half marathon in Brooks HM in Bukit Jalil. The bukit/hills were like never-ending. Lepas bukit, bukit lagi. Penat huh. Another epic moment was when I won 1st place (1st yo) in KSSM run. It was held in my workplace in March 2012, a day before Brooks HM. I was a new staff at that time, just about almost 3 months in service. Before the actual run I heard people said this person fast, that people ‘power’. But then it was a clear cut win. I’m planning on winning again this year hehehe (giler tamak) so I need to train hard and smart. But then never estimate your opponents. Who knows if there’ll be a sengit competition this year.

My 2012 total distance, 1417.63km
Wrapping up, I hope I can run faster and better this year. Last year was a great year for me but I think my progress was rather quite slow. No malas-malas training. Planning to do more FM & HM. Targetting PB for every run. Make less drama & just run. Will eat clean & healthy. If have enough money I’ll buy a bicycle and join duathlon.

That’s all folks. I wish all of us a fabulous new year, with full of great achievements (PB, podium etc) and experiences.


  1. Moteep gambar medal + bib kecik giler??? So inconvenient ok... Hazzab.. Btw, Congrtaz jd pengumpul medal terbanyak... huhu... Mine 17 jer huhu...

    1. Ni final version dah hahaha. Dh malas nak edit. Dah baiki apa yg patut.

  2. Oooo ada blog rupanya. Awat tak habaq Mai. Leh spam kaw-kaw. :-D

    Neways, awesome experience and salute to you.

    Hope 2013 brings more running joy to you (and me too) :-)

    1. Thanks K Lina. Baru berjinak-jinak dgn blog hehe. Look forward to seeing you in 2013 running events ;)