Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Salam Syawal, eat a lot & run a little?

Salam Syawal to all.

I'm such a lazy ass/donkey bum, update blog whenever I have the mood, which I rarely had hahaha.
We are now at the end of Syawal.
How's your puasa ganti enam?
Don't ask me but ask your iman instead LoL.
I'm sure that all of us has attended an open house or two (or more obviously) and had been force feeding pigging out like there's no tomorrow.
Me too - feeling guilty T_T
I somehow believe that they’ll make a good foie gras out of us LoL.
Eat all you can but please beware that this is not good for you in a long run (pun intended).
Or else you're going to pay the consequences (whip sound).
I mean the medical bills hehee.
Don’t forget to run, to burn calories from all those lemang, ketupat, rendang, sate, biskut raya etc.
A must.
I’m going to summarise my running activities as a reminder to myself to keep moving.
Let’s move it, move it, I like to move it (King Julien - Madagascar).
Below are my participated & upcoming running events in 2013.

1) 200113 Dragon Back Run, 14.5km, Klang
1st time running in Klang, not so forgiving rolling in the deep hills, 25th placing in Men’s Open category, 1:17:29

2) 020213 Zombie Run Malaysia, Damansara
1st time as volunteer, I was a Saree Auntie Zombie, featured in The Star during a make up class session (femes skejap)

3) 170213 Chap Ayam Relay Fun Run, 3x3km, Padang Merbuk
1st time running in relay, our group was Kaki Lenguh Runners, 28th placing in Men’s Open category, I ran my fastest 3km (4:16min/km)

030313 Brooks Half Marathon, 21km, Bukit Jalil
Anniversary HM turned into an epic fail run! Vomited more than 20 times due to food poisoning, 2035th placing in Men’s Open, did 3:14:52 (slow melow!)

310313 2XU Compression Run Sg, 21km
1st time running outside Malaysia, didn’t know that we’ll be flagged off in batches (hate this), did my 1st sub-2hr HM. 01:57:03

070413 Malaysia Women Marathon, Shah Alam, 21km
1st time as a pacer, epic late start (30min late haha), met the legendary Katherine Switzer

210413 The Island Ocean Marathon @ Langkawi, FM
1st time running in Langkawi, 1st FM in 2013, 2nd FM after PBIM 2012, PB 4:44hr (35mins faster). Marathon Combo series, boutique marathon.

280413 Kidney Run, 12KM
A week after TIOM, so hard to push myself, 36th placing in Men’s Open category, 59:54.45, pace barely sub 5min/KM woohooo!

120513 Deuter Putrajaya Trail Fun Run
1st trail in 2013, underdistance by 1km, 17th overall (manually count from FB photos hehe), 38:45

190513 KL Towerthon Sunrise Challenge 2013, 0.8KM + 2035 steps
1st tower/stairs challenge, 130th placing in Men’s Open category, 00:23:21.75, few hours apart from Milo Malaysia Breakfast Day Run
190513 Milo Malaysia Breakfast Day Run 2013, 7km
1st time back2back with Towerthon, failed to secure top30 placing T_T (got present for 1-30th), got 57th placing in Men’s Open category, 00:37:06.11. Legs felt heavy due to Towerthon

260513 Larian Kampus Sukan Dwi-Tahunan MARDI (closed event)
Skipped Ekiden Run for this, won 1st placing in Men’s Category (oh yeah!), HQ contingent won overall.

020613 UKM Victory Run II, 15km
2nd time participated, supported this event because alma mater, rolling hills, 6th placing, bad event coz paid RM40 for cheap Milo tee (unlike their advertisement), medal for top 5 only, finisher got pens only. Will I participate again? Most likely not. Disappointed.

090613 Mizuno Wave Run, 16km
A must join as I was a Mizuno user (Mizuno Wave Elixir 7), 74th placing, 3rd time participating, 1:20:26, PB

070713 Larian Kampus Sukan MOA (closed event)
Skipped NTV7 Feel Good Run, won 1st placing in Men’s Category (oh yeah yeah!), MARDI contingent won overall. Distance almost 5km & I did 4:15min/km. Fast according to my standard.

180813 Viper Challenge
Late registration, 1st time participating in running+obstacles, diirrrtyyyy, had a great time with teammates

010913 River Jungle Marathon, FM
This was part of Marathon Combo Series, non-competitive event, scenic yet hilly routes, 4:06:11, PB (faster by 38mins, I’m grinning ear to ear). Almost sub 4hr but I guess sub4 is asking too much and as well as pushing my luck. With not enough training, resting too long (20days! Due to puasa, raya & lil bit of drama), I’m more than content with this timing.

Most of the said events were my 1st time. 1st time as volunteer, 1st time as zombie, 1st time as pacer, 1st trail, 1st relay, 1st running+obstacles, 1st towerthon, 1st back2back etc. My concept for this year is trying something different (aka buang tebiat hehehe). Reminded me to Linkin Park’s Breaking the Habit song. Life is more fun this way. Trying to escape from same old same old routine same old (yeah I wrote that 3X), the no-brainer run hihi. Playing too safe is boring and so yesterday.

I consider myself lucky as I managed to PB in most of the running events. In my opinion, PB is a must an ideal achievement after putting hours of training, with sweats & tears along the way (drama much!). Not everyone is podium worthy but everyone is entitled to their own PB. I might as well write a new blog entry on PB ;)  PB, the glory, the perception & the bitter truth. Tajuk beria gile LoL.  

Upcoming (registered):

070913 Men's Health & Shape Night Run, 12km
A must participate! Kick-started my running activities after a long hiatus with this run back in 2010. Generous goodies.  4th time.

080913 Back 2 Basics, 10-30km
Oh no, few hours after Men's Health & Shape Night Run. Back2back fever again. Non competitive event. Preparation for SCKLM. Their medal & tee are nice.

150913 Great Eastern Live Great Run, 12km
I should say thanks to K Lina hehe. Sebabnya adalah rahsia. My 2nd time. 1st time was last year. Actually the name of this blog (No Drama Drama Just Run) was inspired from the last year event. Great story with lots of drama hahaha. Will do the storytelling soon (depends on my mood hahaha).

220913 Reebok One Challenge,18.95km+obstacles
Signed up at the 11th hour. Reluctant because this event a week before SCKLM. Registered because the obstacles are doable except for one or two. Medal is nice too (segitiga Bermuda) hehehe. Finisher tee not that attractive/loud.

290913 Standard Chartered KL Marathon @ Kuala Lumpur, FM
Will be my 1st FM in KL. FM after RJM. Participated 1st time last year but in HM category. Look forward to PB-ing this event. Targeting sub4hr. Wish me luck.

191013 BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon @ Putrajaya, FM
Will be my 3rd time. 1st time in 2011 (10k) & 2nd time last year (HM). They said it’s going to be hard. The humidity especially. Well. No marathon is easy. We successfully voted the pink fuschia for FM finisher tee ;)

201013 Adidas King of The Road, 10km
Another stupid back2back attempt after FM PNM hoho. 2nd time. Participated 1st time last year in 16.8k category.

271013 Hard Rock Hotel to Rock, Penang
Ran 1st time in 2011, registered last year but not running. This year don’t know whether can run or not.

031113 2XU Compression Run, 16km
Event with same name with Singapore edition except the distance, from HM to 16km.

171113 Allianz Penang Bridge International Marathon @ Pulau Pinang
Aniversary FM! Did my full marathon virgin here last year. Will come back stronger & faster.

I’ve signed up quite a number of running events. It seems like I’ll be busy almost every weekend. Well, this is our my passion after all. Obviously I’ll try to PB in all events. No surprise right. If you happen to spot me in any event, please say hi. Can take photo also. Perasan artis plak hehehe. Retis much. I love making new friends especially runners. We share similar passion, endure similar challenge & in the same crowd. No need lah to be cocky, perasan, belittling people even if you are a podium winner. Lagilah skadar PB bukan podium LoL.

There’s a significant increase in running events in Malaysia nowadays. Almost every weekend got event, not to mention few events in a same day. This trend is a good sign as many Malaysians have opted running as part of their lifestyle. Runners also can choose whatever events that suits them well. Spoil ourselves with choices. However, the rising price of running event fee is a main concern to many, including myself. We are afraid that the organizer may take this opportunity to make profit instead. Few events were badly organized. Affected us all especially the safety part.
Wei, nape serius ayat kat atas tu hahaha. Why so serious (Joker – The Dark Knight)? Like seriously.

Thanks for reading. 

I’ll try my best to post new entry soon.

No drama drama just run. Like today. Like now. Ciao.


  1. Replies
    1. Banyak plak event lately. Menarik plak tuh #ohmywallet

  2. Wahhhhh... banyaknya event... gile ar... back2back lak tuh... OK nak fengsan kejap! Good Luck Drama Queen Runner... Go for your PB! =P

    1. Tu stetmen drama drpd ko plak LoL. Ko lah pemangkin yg sbbkn aku buat back2back hehehe. Mcm event ko lagi byk je. Btw cpt update psl Viper n RJM ye