Friday, December 04, 2009

der Pacemaker 41

I started my first race in year 2006, the Penang Bridge Marathon : half marathon category (22.3KM), when my ex-colleague Yee Hua (PM51) dare me to join the race. Without hesitate to ask more about the race, I just signed up. When the race day came near, I started to get panic and worried as I did not have any training and did not know how long is the distance of 22.3KM? I know I’m crazy to go for it without training but just because of the ‘dare’, I told myself I must complete it no matter how.

And YES, I did it!…I completed the run in 2hrs 50mins and get my first medal. I’m proud of myself to be able to make it, but I suffered painful leg after that (especially when I get up from a seat, sometimes need to carry my leg…hehe). From then on, I signed up for more races in 10K and half marathon.

In Year 2007, I decided to go for my first full marathon in SCSM. Prior to the race, I do join pacesetters group for training in Bkt Aman or Putrajaya, but still not sufficient mileage, I did only twice long distance of 25KM. I completed my first marathon in 5hrs 46mins and suffered cramps from 30km mark onwards. I thought this would be my first and last marathon in my life, but again I signed up for Sundown Marathon, and to date, I have done 7 marathons…Looking forward for ultra-marathon, who know I’m crazy again to just blindly signed up, haha!

Throughout my running journey, I get to know runners from different groups, Pacesetters, SG Runners, Runnerz Circle and last but not least Pacemakers. Thanks Ronnie for inviting me to be part of the group. Cheer & keep on running!

brought 2u by PM41


Carrie said...

Congrats ! Will meet you again for the next run : ) I'm the girl you met at the wedding dinner not long ago.

Pm 61

Rachel pm21 said...

Hi Yen Erl, welcome abroad. Long time ago wait for you to join in. Cheers!

Lai Fong Sang said...

Hi Yen Erl,
Welcome to the pacemakers family, cheer & keep on running with the spirit of PIA!

Yen Erl said...

carrie : yaya i can recognise u...hehe...hope to c u again in more run!
rachel : hehe...when u ready to run again?
LFS : hi, i run slow & safe..c u in more run!

Yap! It's 3088.. said...

welcome to the enlarged PM family. hope to see you soon.