Sunday, 12 May 2013

Going Bananas On Mother's Day

Doing a relay run with the family on Mother's Day? FUN!! FUN! FUN! For this mommy, at least. And a few other mommies too, at the Pisang Relay Run 2013in Taman Buki Jalil. ^^
At 7.30am the warm up session begins, not the usual-from-dunno-what-gym-pumped-with-music warm up but a rather quiet, but usual pre-run warm-up.
Frank Chong of Running Lab giving a pre-race briefing here. He asked hubby where I was, while I was in the toilet. hehehe

Son whispered "mommy femes" to hubby as a few more people said hello to me and the family. Mommy femes ka? Takde la. Just happen that runners are one friendly lot. Right, runners? :-)

The friendly people who said hello:
 May from GC
 Shafinaz, an FB friend whom I finally met today. Thank you for dropping by my blog!
Tri Stupe and team, not only capable of caring for his banana, he's plenty adept with running and taking photos too, simultaneously. He's great with the kids too.
Guy and her awesome son who ran really fast despite the heat today. Well done! Future long distance runner?

Remember her and her posse doing the fun run at the World Kidney Run? The senorita? :-)
 Also Jason who was "working" instead of running.

We were encouraged to bring our own bottle and cups and here's the refreshment table, with the teams'/runners' bottles.
All neatly placed.

It was a rather hot morning and we immediately face an incline at the start of the run. I was having problem breathing through my stuffed nose and breathing through my mouth really made it feel dry. After the incline of just a few hundred metres, I was already questioning my sanity running this. Such a wuss. huhuhu

Well, I did spend the Friday just sleeping off my flu/fever wooziness. Saturday wasn't any better either. But hey! Made it in one piece to pass the banana to Zaini, running 18min+ for the 2.72km loop (yeah, slooooowwww) and taking over camera duties from him.

A little later, he passed by at the halfway mark (the route made runners pass those waiting at the start line at the halfway point, which is good - for morale/support boost & also for photo taking) and Raimie & I prepared for Raimie's turn and waited at the start line.

Son didn't actually need to have Mommy tagging alongside him, and he reckoned that he'll do fine without a "pacer" but Mommy didn't mind. At the very least, Mommy can help hold a water bottle for him and give him a drink when he's thirsty. He's been such a support for Mommy that Mommy wanted to return the favour. ;)

So we ran together and that boy, despite telling me that's he's tired or that's his heart felt like it wanted to burst or that his legs hurt, didn't stop yapping all through the run. Yup, we talked and chatted a lot. He can talk, that boy.

He kept complaining that I ran too fast but then, he also told me that it's nicer to run with me than Daddy. Sssshhh don't tell the Daddy. LOL Daddy doesn't care much of all his shenanigans,  that's why. Mommy pulak is always a sucker for her boy, y'know. ;-)

Some photos of the baton/banana passing:
 Let go of the pisang, Stupe! LOL
 Pi & Sang, stealthily doing the handing over.
The Nippon mari Acorn Team (well, they wore a running vest with an acorn logo) with yup, a banana on the runner's head. Mighty fast banana, I might add.
Boring runner banana passing style. ekeke

My nose got cleared up doing the second loop (third one for the family, first loop for Son) so running thereafter felt easier. Thank goodness. *wipe sweat*. Finished with son after his first loop and immediately ran off to do the second loop for the team. By this time, I already ran about 5.40km (sikit saja) and on to do another 2.70km. Rested and took photos for abit after my loop and hubby did his, before it was time for Raimie to do the final loop and I tagged along.

Son & hubby ran 2.72km twice, and I the glutton ran a total of 11km. Fun in the sun run. :-) The family took a total of 2hours and 5minutes to complete six 2.72km loops (approximately 16.32km) but who cares? We had FUN!
All loops done, and it's time to collect the nice medal. Every runner received a medal. If shaped like a banana, nicer hor? But this one also nice lah. ^^

Then, makan time!
Got fried bihun, got sandwiches, got kueh-mueh, got fruits. Eat, eat, eat. Raimie was sure super hungry after the run and walloped quite a bit of food. (p.s photo is not of Raimie Heh heh)

Then, we waited around for the lucky draw,
We weren't lucky enough to enough to get anything though. Booohooo!!!!
Two boys very happy completing their run.

Raimie asked me whether the venue would still be at Taman Bukit Jalil next year when we were on our way back home. He said he wanted to join again next year.

And that, is what I consider a successful run. Son having a blast and actually looking forward to another one. So, thank you to the race organiser and also to the volunteers, especially to the ones blasting/spraying us with cooling water on the route. 

Hope to see you again next year! Pisang or no pisang. ^^

p.s. Taman Bukit Jalil has a lot of monkeys (real ones) and I guess they sure were kenyang on Sunday because all the lembik bananas got "donated" to the monkeys.

66 comments:

  1. that's fun especially got bananas..:)

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    1. you know you should have fun when a banana is involved. LOL

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  2. Sounds like a fun time. And loads of food some more. Good job to you and your family, especially the little fellow.

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    1. Really fun.

      The whole family had a nice outing and it's not just mommy running for a change. :)

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  3. aww wow!
    it is a successful outing when the son had fun! :)

    hope you'll feel better soon. the crazy weather isn't helping the situation, huh?

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    1. Yup, yup, yup. Happy son = elated mommy. No need to bribe to make him happy after the run. LOL

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  4. Wah!!!! Celebrity!!! Ummm...why pisang? All the smiling faces - so nice to see, everyone so happy.

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    1. Why not? Pisang is good energy food. After run, makan lah those pisang. ;)

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  5. That is very meaningful Mother's Day!! Enjoy your run!

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  6. Nice run, nice photos, OBVIOUSLY enormous fun was had by all.

    I started chuckling aloud when I realized you actually ran with / passed on real piesangs (SA spelling). Lekker mal. Mal = crazy. (^0^)

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    1. There's a SA connection in this run. Frank and a few other Malaysians will be doing the Comrades Marathon (again!) this year! Lekker right? :)

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  7. Wow, thats must be your great mother's day present ever!!! Anyway Happy Mother's Day!!! =]

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    1. Because it is called a Pisang Relay. Need other excuse ke? :P

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  9. Wah got flu still go run? So terror!

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    1. Aiyoh, I just run slow slow only. Can lah.

      Anyway, sudah sign up ages ago. Sayang also if didn't run. :)

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  10. You are definitely famous lah! LOL!

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    1. Not as famous as Panda! LOL

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  11. Looks like everyone had fun!! Btw, Happy Mother's Day to you! ; )

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    1. Thanks.

      You had a grand Mother's Day celebration or not?

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  12. Besnyeee family run with pisang! I'm sure there's a lot of funny things happen kan? Ye arr pass2 pisang.. hehehe.. unik!!
    Congrats to yur son, ur hubby n u for 16++km hot run pon selambaaaa je setelkan!

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    1. Kesian pisang2 tak bersalah tu dilebamkan. LOL

      Macam2 cara orang buat nak bawak pisang tu. Bawak plastic wrap la, letak dlm beg la. Yang bawak plastic banana case (yg kaler kuning mcm kat Daiso pun ado) hahaha

      We all larian santai. Tak cam orang tu lari kat Kuale. PB siot! ;)

      Congrats you! :)

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    2. wekeke.. thx!! PB for 10km je la.. larian sikit boley la nak pb-pb.. =)-

      kaklina.. relay pisang ni fun gile2 lah.. terasa macam family day gitu.. bes kan skg ni mcm2 style running .. takde la boring sangat kan asyik lari atas jalan je.. agak2 kalo I masuk abes kot banana tu I telan dulu.. hehe..

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    3. Fun sangat2! & pengalaman lari 2 relay run (pisang & pacemaker anniversary run last year) ialah gambar mmg giler byk. LOL

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  13. Mak Lari is sure famous and HOT, till son could see it now. Weather also HOT lah..!

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    1. He already joined a few events before. But hard to find races for his age la other than those fun run.

      He likes to get medals, just like his mommy. :-D

      Yeah, weather is too hot! O_O

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  14. This looks like your son will become a long time supporter for runs! He has shown interest and that's good for mommy! Family gatherings is fun and happy!

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    1. no interest also, I will drag him to follow! LOL

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  15. This round you didn't show off all the macho and hunky runners. I remember that golden man!

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    1. No macho man last Sunday only Pisang man. LOL

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  16. yeah, i would say a relay run is definitely something fun.. it's all about teamwork and getting together.. when there are more people, there are more fun (though sometimes it can be a little messy and conflict with more people)..

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    1. That's why must look for ngam team, & also accept some ate faster and some maybe slower. :-)

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  17. hahaha, i wonder who started with this idea of banana relay?? and why banana?? why not Mak Rempinator's favorite thing the terung, or perhaps her dream baton, the kote mamak?? wakakakaka~~ :D

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    1. Hahaha A brilliant idea tho ;-)

      Anyway, bananas & runners do go hand-in-hand. I mean, bananas are great energy food. It is what we get at fuelling station for half-marathon & marathons. :-)

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    2. Terung run or kote mamak run? Muahahaha! SK is very brilliant~

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    3. Ah Hua loves SK's idea eh? :-D

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  18. haiyah, you looked so plain that day lah.. why not wearing any props with you?? see that Nippon mari Acorn Team, so outstanding and for sure won't pass the banana to the wrong person~~ :D

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    1. Aiyoh, once in a while kena be low profile sikit. :-D haha

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    2. I was expecting this gadis to wear a banana outfit, or at least bright yellow running gears :p

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    3. Hahaha this time low profile. :-D

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  19. i was scrutinizing that photo of that boy helping himself with the food.. ahh, luckily you stated with a sentence that assured us that wasn't Raimie, haha!! but kind of cute lah his hat, you should have dressed up Raimie like that~~

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    1. soon, soon.

      Still looking for an original, not bulky wear for the family ;-)

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  20. lots of monkeys in Taman Bukit Jalil?? hmmm, maybe i should bring fing-fing there one day~~ :p

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    1. Fing Fing will sure be happy playing with friends there ;-)

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  21. Congratz Kak Lina for overcoming the flu/fever thingy to run this banana relay run with Abg Zaini and Raimie... Yup, Femes Bunny is very famous running celebrity, esp after the special appearance in Jamie's column. Raimie should be very proud then. Hehee... =D

    Kudos to Raimie for finishing the run in style. Looks like he'll be taking up the running habit n got the potential for running long distance soon... Truly a Mommy's Boy... =)

    Wow, running togede2 in the hot sun was very fun, when everyone was having a good time together, you won't feel the scorching heat, yes? Hehee..

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    1. Smashing fun time there. Sometimes it's nice to forget about PB and about own's performance & go out to have fun with family & friends instead, not that chasing PB isn't fun. ;-)

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  22. This was such a great Sunday event for your whole family. The most important all of you enjoyed.

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    1. It was a great mother's day celebration & we all enjoyed ourselves tremendously. :-)

      Hope you ha a great day too. :-)

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  23. You are such a wonderful mom to Raimie. Running and chatting with him, just like what he had done for you too in your previous runs. So lovely.

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  24. mmg mommy raimie femes runner la :)
    sedap2 nye mknan...

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    1. wakaka... Mommy raimie perasan jeeee... :-D

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  25. What a fun event and a great way to spend Mother's Day. I had the usual M day treat from my guys.

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    1. I had the same treat plus this. :-)

      Hope your mothers's day was a great one! :-)

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  26. It looks so much FUN! Say, if you just sneak a bite of the banana, do you get disqualifed as well? :P

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    1. Bananas need to be intact during & after the run. ;-)

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  27. f course la mummy femes... :) THe Running Family :)

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    1. i think this run seems more fun la...more wacky stuffs

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    2. I like the Pi b& Sang baju...

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    3. wah sempat jugak meet FB friends

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    4. Runners are a fun lot, Meow. :-)

      And races are a great place to meet friends (old & new)

      :-)

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  28. Glad to see you had fun :)

    Ben

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    1. And thank you for holding such a fun event. :-)

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  29. Oh my, I'm late 4 days here.

    p/s: My blogging mojo is still missing and currently lacking of the mood to bloghop too.

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