Salam Jumaat kepada semua para pembaca yang sama ada kebetulan membaca entri ini.. and to those who have subscribed to missjewelz.wordpress.com ð Been waiting for this breather to actually write ANYTHING.. boy it does feel a lil strange not being able to update this dearest blog of mine lately. Anyways, I hope its not too late for a CONGRATULATIONS shout out to all finishers the recent KL Marathon in Dataran Merdeka. Full marathon, or even a 10km, missjewelz applauds you for your effort. ð I was there. Manage to run the 10km, and…. I pirated ! Couldn’t register on time, so I guess to run it (brought my own water supply). I have been running at least twice a week to keep up with my fitness. So that helped alright !Â
One good thing was, I was able to be at the start line on time. Met Aliah at a surau for Subuh, and then later together headed to the start cage. Thumbs up to the organizer for separating the 10km start area from the half marathon and full marathon category. Or else all of us would have to climb each other shoulders’ for some air ! To those who haven’t met or know Aliah, here she is :
The plan was to run it easy and keep the heart rate away from the upper threshold AND maintain the body core temperature. And so I did just that.. Aliah was ahead of me, and I let her be. It is always inspiring to see people from her age group (she’s in her late 50s by the way) involved in sports, actively ! Daniel, her son took part in the half-marathon ð heard he did well. Congrats Daniel !! I passed Aliah at the 6km mark, but then she overtook as I had to pay a visit to the mobile loo ! hehe.. then again at the 8km mark. Saw a couple of familiar faces including Jeya and Zaki ! (nice to see you guys !). And finally, the last stretch at Jalan TAR. ð LOLz.. do I finish in the finishing shoot or run along the outer border ! Guess?! haha.. I went straight in without the bib ! Can’t help it.. ðÂ
Met up with Aliah again post run ð we both had fun ! Weather was on our side.. not too hot.. It only got got hotter after 11.30am — for those who stayed on to support friends finishing the full marathon. ð I had the chance to accompany Nadiah Sukarno on her first full marathon attempt. She did well despite vomiting somewhere along the route. ð I was (after the run) on my ‘Yellow Submarine’ <– my dearest bicycle, cycling against the run route to support those who are finishing their run, and of course, in the look out for Nadiah and the rest of my juniors from IIU X Team ð Manage to give support to both Ikhwan and Faiz (both ran their first full marathon). Nadiah too ! She started running the instant she saw me. LOLZ.
It was a great Sunday outing for me, Aliah and all of the IIU X Team members at SCKLM and I am sure you had a great time too with your friends and beloved ones. ð To those who said Hi! to me, thank you!Â
Before I forget, GAMBATE to all my friends, and fellow readers/bloggers who will be doing the Port Dickson Triathlon this year ð (that’s this weekend). missJeweLz will definitely be there (insyaAllah) and will be doing the relay ð woohoo…!! The last time I did a relay was at the Putrajaya 70.3. Make sure you’ve got all your gears, and sports nutrition ready. Have fun, and race safe okay. To those who will be experiencing their first open water swim, in a race, better to stay back then getting Bruce Lee-ed all over. I have experienced it myself, hence, sharing it with you now. The bike leg should be smooth. Just watch ahead for pot holes, or whenever you come across a junction/ U-turn. Either wise, the PD bike route is always a fun (and fast) one. Cows crossing the bike route is some unique experience you can get it this time around. Good luck to you on that ! Run route? The organizer changed the run route (slightly) last year, but it is pretty much the same route. Some off-road is to be expected, then the same U-turn point somewhere after Avilion Hotel. Again, from missjewelz, GOOD LUCK for PD Tri !! Â