Do you really want to know the truth? The truth is, after giving birth the furthest I ran on road is 2KM. Sila gelak.
And the truth is, itu pun shekali shekala je on any given Sunday, kalau sempat.
The rest is, konon training atas treadmill je le. 20 minutes je. 2km jugak. Sila gelak lagi.
Takpelah kan, the very busy la kan kekononnya.
So when I was invited ( I put this kindly, BUT fact was I was psycho-ed) to participate in KKM’s Jogathon Kesihatan, I wasn’t aiming for much. In fact, as I’m starting all over again, I would count every achievement as a PB.
Being absent from racing for such a long time, made me forget all the pre-race essentials.
- Didn’t warm up
- Arrived late
- Last minute fumble with hub’s Garmin ( God knows where mine is)
- No pre-race jitters
- No pre-race hydration
Apa pun yelek.
Minutes after we parked, I lined up for my race bib and 5 minutes later, we were flagged off.
saya sebenarnya di Canada.
I started out good, pacing with my former KKM track teammate. Anndd.. that lasted for about 1 minute until she finally sped off- ha!
So I huffed alone trying to keep up, panting, sides stitching, breathing labored and wondering over and over again why I get myself into these things.
I asked a RELA woman/girl minding the road for the correct turn at a junction. Naturally, she showed me the wrong way. Had to make a teeny weeny U-turn and again wished I was somewhere else eating a big fat ice cream cone.
I could see the first 3 runners in my category. The one in front of me kept looking back as I rolled my eyes thinking, “ Please, macamla ai cukup kudrat nak potong”
But somehow I kept my pace and managed to overtake the person in front of me. Tu pun sebab she slowed down to glance at her phone. Sempat lagi tuu..
Tapikan, on the last 300 m to the finish line, tetibe je muncul 2 orang dari belakang at full speed selamba je kasi sayur sama beta.
Makcik pikir, lantak ko la, Gayah.
The most triumphant moment was seeing my family cheering at the end of the line and my kids screaming, “ We won! We won!” (When in fact, we got only 5th place-ha!)
Dalam ada dapur gas, in case you're wondering
Eh? Sikit je race report? Haha..yela..only 3 K maa. Oklah, 3.1K to exaggerate the actual distance in 18 min 47 sec.
I hope this will be the first of many, Walaupun rasanya, memang agak ketinggalan dari fitness dulu, but it’s a good start coming back.
That is, I sure do hope I’m coming back
Okla, kalau tak come back pun, new start la kan.
Like I said, from now, everything’s a PB
Oh, shut up already.
P/S On another note, my baby turns 1 year old next week!