Who would ever think of, this inactive little girl who only sits in front of a screen here would one day become an active runner? Neither myself nor my family members.
In the early year of 2010, I started running, or perhaps, just jogging leisurely (<2km) every early morning just to maintain a certain level of fitness as I am always falling ill. Few months later, a friend asked me whether I am interested to join 10km fun run or not? With much hesitation, I’ve decided to give it a shot, 10km in Energizer Night Race 2010. I managed to complete it safely without much proper preparation, reached the finishing line at 1hour13mins (Slow! I know!). After this race, I’ve tried to join more as I am totally hooked by this feeling of running in the race. Despite of the knee injury, I never wanted to stop myself from running. It eventually ended up getting really serious until I DNF (first time got on the ambulance!) for Shape Night Run’10, and DNF the whole team for NPAR6 (Guilty ‘til the maximum!). In the end, I need to stop myself from running, that’s really suffering and finally able to back in action after 3 months. Running on and off during this period.
Ever since I knew more regular runners in the early year of 2011, I came to know about adiNation of Runners KLCC through some of my friends. As I was working part time at KLCC, I joined the aNR KLCC in mid March. That will be the first time I officially met Captain Ronnie. Frankly speaking, I was quite afraid to see him from the beginning because every time also wants people to Pia (Aiyo! So suffering lah!). Few months later, I am still the slowest among all. (Pity me!) Anyway, thanks to Captain’s guidance, I am able to improve. But No thanks to captain for the NO PAIN NO GAIN concept. (haha..)
Since I’ve been running for a year, I decided to take a step further, upgrading myself to run a Half Marathon. Without knowing how suffer I will get running without training LSD, I’ve singed myself up for Energizer Night”mare” 21km fun run, suffered it through, came back in pain with a turtle timing of 2hour48mins. Life goes on! Continue covering up almost all the races available in KL, and I am glad that I’ve got the chance to enjoy something different, running for mixed relay in PD International Triathlon in July. I focused on short distance training for the whole July just to achieve the target set by my teammate, Hooi, luckily I was able to achieve it.
After the peak month of June and July, finally it is a month without much running events. Yes! At last I got the chance to join the LSD training after the week of PAR7. Of course, I will not be able to join the crazy F1 level LSD. I ran with Stanley, who willing to pace me (Kamsiah and very Kamtung!) and able to achieve my PB. I am happy to have such improvement. Although I am still not running as fast as any others, but I will continue with my journey, hopefully can improve more in near future, achieve more PBs in the upcoming races.
I was actually shocked when I was actually got invited to join this PIA family! Is my brain still not functioning well in the morning that day? Even until now, I am still thinking it’s kind of unbelievable. (LOL!) Hereby, I would like to express my gratitude to Captain PM1 Ronnie See for the invitation. It is a great honor for me to join this PIA family here. Thank you! Kamsiah! All th brothers sisters, please do take care of me, don’t bully me oh! Haha..
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