Wednesday, September 24, 2014

B'day 2 Run

I received a lot of birthday wishes through email, sms, whatsapps, twitter, Instagram and most of it were from FB.
The effort that my friends took to wish on my birthday were commendable.
I personally reply to all those wishes as an act of gratitude.
My birthday falls on a beautiful date, 2nd february (2/2).
It's not a surprise my lucky & favourite number is 2.
So I decided to do a run on that day at my so called secret training ground.
Should I reveal the place? Let's keep it a secret ;)
Some suggested to do the mileage exactly according to my age.
I brushed aside those suggestion as it'll be hard for me to run 50k on my 50th birthday LOL.
Plus I don't want people to know what real age. Talk about in denial hohoho.
I ran 22.22k on that lovely morning and ended my run in a stadium.
I set self timer mode on Line Camera app and took my picture.
I'm not a fan of selfie and some say it'll keep your followers away.
Did some editing and wallah, here's the picture.

My B'day Run
I wore my 1st vest from my 1st running event (from my awake'run'ning day), Men's Health and Shape Night Run 2010.
I celebrated my birthday with a run as through running I gained a lot of insight, hindsight, wellness and friends.
It was a journey through thick and thin and I successfully made it until today.
I'm no longer a teenager (or a kid obviously) and I think a birthday party (for me) seems a little bit unnecessary.
I thank God for everything that I've achieved in this life.
I spend most of the day thinking the future direction of my life.
Let's take a look on what I've eaten for my celebration ;)

Main course - salmon teriyaki set

Again, thank you all and may this birthday brings success and happiness to me and to my reader as well.

P.S. My two favourite birthday songs are Click Five - Happy Birthday and Katy Perry - Birthday ;)

I'm lazy and I Know It

Yeah you read it right, I'm sexy lazy & I know it. This is my 3rd blog post in 2014 as I posted the 2nd entry few minutes ago ;) Reminded myself to Bruno Mars - Lazy Song

"Today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don't feel like picking up my phone
So leave a message at the tone
'Cause today I swear I'm not doing anything"

Amateurish edit from The Lazy Song video clip screen capture LOL

I drafted few blog entries but none of them successfully published in this blog because I'm too lazy to finish it off hohoho.
This entry serves as a so called reminder to me. 
Entries that are in order:

1) B'day Run
2) 1st quarter race report
3) Top30 Run - Milo Breakfast Day Run
4) Ironman Sidekick (Supporter)
5) 2nd quarter race report
6) 1st marathon 2014
7) Running clinic podium
8) Team Msia PB & Top10 Run
9) A breakthrough - Top10 podium finally
10) 3rd quarter race report
11) Special Entries (Not gonna reveal it just yet 😁)

Wow, that's a lot! Pheww! Luckily some of it almost finish & ready to be published. Oh well, we'll see. See you in the next entry.

Of dream and doubt

Credit to original owner
Hi there! So lazy lately to write new entries. I have few entries drafted but never manage to complete it. Stuck halfway. I wanted to write on 1st quarter review, half year review and few special entries but no mood to finalizing it. I wrote this special topic ahead of other drafted entries as a way to channel what has been lingering on my mind. 

Most of my friends know that I run fast. The truth is that I run just slightly faster than average. Wrong? Okay, actually I’m faster than people who run slightly faster than average. I’m not a podium fast. Not elusive elite fast. I’m an elusive of elusive elite fast. Confuse? Me too LoL. I consider top 10 runners as elite, 11-20 as elusive elite and 20-30 as elusive of elusive elite. Get it? I hope so. As for now I usually land myself at 20-30th place in 10k/12k/15k/16k running events. Not a half marathon. Not even a full marathon. I don’t have that kind of stamina. The way my friends generalizing myself as fast is quite misleading. But I do respect & understand them for putting me in this fast category. Not many can do sub 5 pace. Not many can put themselves in top 30 spot. Being someone to be looked up to is flattering. I believe I somehow have inspired few peoples to take up running or exercising for their own health.

I do have hopes. It’s it not new as I've mentioned it zillion times in this blog that I wanted to win a top 10 podium placing. It’s not easy & time consuming but I believe I’ll be there. I want to become faster and faster. Pushing my limit. The genkai. However, I do have doubts as well. What if my limit is already there and it won’t budge no matter hard I try? Not getting faster but getting slower instead? What if my podium pursuit doesn't work out and I’m stuck forever at top 30 placing or perhaps getting worse? How about runners who are slower suddenly become faster than me out of nowhere? What if? What if? What if? Argghhh dang it. Too much negativity. Too much drama. I’m a normal human being after all. These doubts are there. I can’t help myself sometimes. Need to keep myself calm & push away those doubts. It’ll come back. I’ll not surrender easily.  

Negativity, nuff said

P.s. I drafted/wrote this entry in August 2014 (after raya), before my 1st official (nasib) podium winning in September 2014 ;)