8.12.14

My maiden marathon ...

And so, that's it. Everything has a beginning and I attempted my first international marathon, though not a full or half marathon, but it's still great and an achievement on a beautiful Sunday morning. The 10km marathon is just nice for me at this moment and it was simply awesome! The experience was great when I thought back on the run especially the moment when I felt tired but kept going on!
Singapore city in the wee hours
 I gotta wake up at 5.15am and it was difficult for me to sleep at 9+ on last Saturday night as I used to watch football matches and slept past midnights on Saturdays. Luckily I managed to catch some sleep and reached the starting point at Esplanade 30 minutes early. The run started at 7.15am, while the full and half marathons already started much earlier.

Massive lot of folks doing the 10K, which has the most runners at 20,000 compared to other categories.
 The first 5KM run was routine for me as I used to run at this distance almost daily but once I reached around 6KM+ , I felt numbness again in my left feet  and I took a short breather near a water point and walk for around 500 meters. Thanks to the compression socks which I wore for this run where the numbness goes away quite fast and after I regained back my strength shortly, it was non-stop till the finish line. The last 2KM was tough as I really felt tired as well as I never run such distance before but I told myself to challenge my limit as I already 'make' it. I am already nearing the end of the run, so, why not I tried to complete a 10 KM. And, I am glad I managed to struggle the last 2KM till the finishing line.  I felt really good!!

Yours truly posing after hydrating with 100 plus and mineral water

 Folks completed their run and resting at the carnival held at the Padang. Behind was the high court building.

The Stamford hotel at the back at around 8am+. It was a beautiful morning.
 Since I am not driving, I took the 30 mins train back home and together with other runners, we really 'wet' the trains. hahha ...
Recuperate myself with double-boiled eggs, steamed kaya toasts and kopi


My precious medal!
I will go for more runs in the near future and probably train for half marathon. It's really fun and great! Lots of positive vibes. :)

28 comments:

  1. Great job Chris! Good that the run's over and told you that you could do it..

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  2. Again, well done and congrats! More marathon I am sure.

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    1. STP - yup, nothing beats a nutritious double boiled eggs with toasts.

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  4. Congrats on your maiden 10K.

    Hope you'll join more in future. Running in races is FUN. :)

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    1. Lina - yup, you are right. It's so fun !

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  5. woot woot!! finally!! congratulations on completing the run and look, you have bagged yourself your very first medal.. and more to come!! :)

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  6. so, I guess now you are starting to get into the running thing and already going to find out what's the next run you can participate in huh?? :)

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    1. SK - lol, already checking out on future runs. Got one this sat in jb but I think I give it a miss. Too near.

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  7. you definite deserved your "rewards" after the run, to replenish the protein and to refuel your energy that you have used during the run.. half-boiled eggs and steamed kaya toasts!! that's excellent pair.. :)

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    1. SK - haha..need to recuperate with food.

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  8. Well done, Chris! Looks like you caught the running bug :)

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    1. Thanks Phong. Yes , I caught the running bug!

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  9. Good to see your first marathon. Well done!

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  10. Well done! Looks like you got a fun time~

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    1. Hayley - yes, it's really fun and satisfied!

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  11. Congrats on doing 10k mate!

    That's really good, and the finishing medal is a good token to remind you of your accomplishment too.

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    1. HB - yeah, whenever I look at the medal, I will thought of the difficulties during the run but manage to overcome it. :)

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  12. Well done boy! You are getting younger and younger with your healthy lifestyle! Time to comb your hair down like the Korean stars! Wakakakaka

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    1. TM - err...no hair how to comb down ?

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