Sunday, 15 September 2013

12 Races Later

Last week’s Pacesetter’s Back to Basic 30K run doesn’t count because that was basically an organized and paid LSD. ^^

Yup, I’ve done 12 races for the year. Less three than what I had planned to do. Forgo Borneo International Marathon as it got postponed and I can’t afford the high airfares for the new race date. Did not start (DNS) New Balance Half Marathon due to injury. Hubby ran River Jungle Marathon on my behalf due to lack of training because of the injury.

12 races, one together with my family at Pisang Relay Run in early May. Today, another family run. Not a relay run but together. We started and finished together at McDonald’s Olympic Day Fun Run.

Was it fun? You bet! I unhesitantly forgo Live Great Run, which clashed with this just so I can run with the guys. My guys.

And what a way to do my 12th run. Fun and with the family!
McDonald's Olympic Day Fun Run of course must have Ronald McDonald la. Oriental Ronald came and reported for duty today. ^^
Warm up & stretching session before the run. In style. HAHAHA
Jump jump a bit for more warm up. Photo taken by Kahwai. :-)
Son, Mommy and Kahwai! 

We arrived around 7.15am and with the first category (10K) being flagged off at 7.30am and ours at 8.00am, we had plenty of time to photo ops and general mooching about.
The M, N, P categories being flagged off together. Masuk kandang cepat!

Since this event had a lot of school children participating, the official announcement sounded really similar to the ones you'd hear at school assembly. Quite hilarious. Equally hilarious was that most kids were still blur even after instructions being yelled out through the mike. Kids...

Kids being kids, a lot of them were pretty excited and shoved their way to the front. As they started, most sprinted right away, zig-zagging between runners with nary a care then "pancited" barely 1K ahead. ekeke

Raimie just followed our even pace. We erroneously thought there would be a water station for the 3K kids and Raimie who was hoping to stop for one midway through the run was pretty upset at us. LOL
Still can look happy, barely 800m into the run. 
18min 50sec later. Finished the 3K run, bagged one of the limited medals that were given away to the first 50 families that arrived. We managed to get 12th placing.

Daddy mentioned that if Raimie didn't stop and walk, we'd probably could get 10th or 11th. Heee... What to do. Mommy kesian at the son so Mommy let him walk. *pamper son so much*

We finished early I guess and the refreshment stations were still quite empty so we had a field day drinking Ribena, Milo, Minute Maid' orange juice, Coke and mineral water some more with no queue at all. Kembung air! No food though. Hmph. Me hungry also lor.

Rest a bit then look for people to harass for  photos. Hihihi
Meet Kelvin. He's SCKLM 2013 pacer. Look for him if you have a target to finish your full marathon in 5:30. You won't be lonely too. He is one chirpy (and loud) guy! :-)

Took some more photos, lepak a bit then decided to head off because we had a few more errands to do in the morning.

Son was happy. Parents were too!

A very productive morning, if I say so myself. :-)

50 comments:

  1. Like mother, like son ... especially when it comes to headgear! :)

    PS: Thanks for my lovely Twitter photo. Totally love it. ^^

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    1. He has his mom genes after all. ;-)

      P.s. You're most welcome. Thought you might like it. :-D

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  2. Congratttsss to u ur man! Cayalahhhh 12th placing adalah terbaekkk ok.. Jgn jd mcm ktrg thn 2011 dpt no.51.. 1st family yg x dpt limited medal.. Mihmihmih... kesiannn..

    Go raimie go.. tak lama lg raimie demand kasut plak! ^_^

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    1. Sebab takut dpt no 51 la kitaorg terkiasu sikit lari tadi Bett. Hahaha

      Thanks Auntie Bett!

      Mama Raimie pesan, jangan racun budak kecik. Tak baik. mihmihmih

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    2. kinvara 4 satu mommy! mihmihmihhhh

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    3. hep!

      babab auntie Bett ni kang tawwww

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  3. 12 races?? Wow, that's really 'tarror' la!! I don't think I can make it to one race also, LOL!

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    1. Start with one first, Hayley & you'll be surprised how it'll accumulate after that. ;-)

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  4. I am curious how many years was your 12 races? I think Anay ran 7 times in 25 years! Muahahahaha

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    1. The 12 races is for 2013, from Jan - Sep, Anay.

      I did 17 for 2012. :-)

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  5. I love those 2 photos of Mak Glam jumping with family and the one with Ronald Mcdonald as backdrop. So gila and happy mood.

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  6. Oops! 18 min 50 sec is faster than Anay ran 5 km. That was because it rained and road was damp plus me took so many shots. ....... excuses excuses excuses

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    1. True also what.;-)

      We just ran and ran. Didn't stop for photo taking like Anay did. :-)

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  7. today is surely a big day for the runners, it seems like the McD run is a very popular one huh?? saw many people wearing that tee (returning from their run) when i went out this morning~~ :D

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    1. I think McD run is quite popular with students, SK because of its cheap registration fee.

      Come la, we HHBC run as a team next year. ;-)

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    2. if we run as a team, sure no medals for us lah, probably we only arrive at the finishing line after everyone's gone home, and we couldn't even see the finishing line!!! :D

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    3. Who knows, our kiasuness & combined auntiness to get free drinks/food made us finish right in the front. LOL

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  8. huh, now, your photo taken with that backdrop is so much better than that of Anay!! hahaha, not that i mean he didn't look good, i just mean you and Raimie looked more "blended into" that backdrop.. Anay a little too tall and 3D for the backdrop dei, you and Raimie ngam ngam~~ LIKE!!

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    1. LOL

      Thambee so diplomatic la with Anay. ;-)

      This backdrop was bigger. I bet Anay would look good and be as tall as Ronald tgrre! Hahaha

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    2. and yeah, maybe Anay will look better with this backdrop and if he did the same pose like Ronald too~~

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  9. and that jump-up shot!! hahahaha, the happy bunny family.. aiks, but Raimie seemed to have missed that by a split second.. only the daddy and mummy bunny were jumping in synch.. i thought it would often be the mummy who would be the one missing, haha~~ :D

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    1. This mommy no problem jumping dei. :-D

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    2. Uncle SK has no problem jumping too but he can't jump high and also lands faster!! :D

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    3. LOL.

      Sure Uncle SK can jump high la. He's humble sangat la. ;-)

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  10. 18m50s for a 3K run, wow, that was really not a bad one huh?? no wonder you are at the 12th position!! the 12th position, this is not a big number also.. CONGRATULATIONS and BRAVO to Raimie, Lina and Zaini, now that's another reason for you to become more celeb and glam~~

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    1. Not that bad, not that fast also la...

      Thank you Uncle SK. LOL

      ;-)

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  11. Like the photo of you and Raimie posing in front of Ronald : D

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    1. Thanks :)

      Still yet to start the run so still cheery! LOL

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  12. And the photo of you guys jumping!! LOL

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    1. hahaha

      Thanks.

      Credit to Kahwai for the shot. :)

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  13. Wow! 12 races already! Congrats! : )

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    1. and a few more to come for 2013.

      Hoping to slot one more with the family too. :)

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  14. Definitely a productive morning! And fun too : )

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    1. Yup!

      A run, shopping and meeting with a friend who managed to get 4th placing at her run too! :)

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  15. best nye buat family run. xpernah try lagi.

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  16. 12 races and still counting right, Sis.... It's great to know that you had so much fun running with Raimie n Zaini... Awesome 12th placing some more... Next year sure Top10 punya la... Raimie will take up running n enjoy himself running along Mommy n Daddy dearest... Well done guys!

    Best of luck for your coming HM SCKLM Sis... Must run fast enough to catch up with Raimie's Kid Dash just in time... Glam Momma Bunny in a action ;P

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    1. Placing is secondary than having a good time, Aizat.

      Kitaorang bukan elite runner nak podium pun. Kalau Raimie laju tapi he hates the run pun tak guna juga kan? ;)

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    2. Well said, but I'm just quoting Abg Zaini's statement, huhu... Hope Raimie was having a blast time running side by side with his Mommy n Daddy... That's definitely the most cherished memories of a lifetime. ;)

      I wished my Mom n Dad to run along with me too... It's for their longevity... Kena racun diorg untuk stay active nih, especially after my Dad's retirement by Feb next year... Thinking of giving my Mom Skechers running/walking shoes for her Bday in Oct... Hmmm ;D

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    3. Takyah quote lah apa Zaini cakap. Bukan menteri pun. Ekeke

      All the best to you in promoting walking/running to your parents. Ajak them join Diabetes fun run & walkathon OK gak. You can walk with them and spend quality time together. :-)

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  17. Ohh.. I recognised that headgear on Raimie! ^^

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    1. Hahaha Sharp eye.

      Others kept mistaking it for a monkey that day. ;)

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  18. kelakar la Zaini lompat. Like running pose

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  19. This Kelvin must have been running long time. Can run and can chat.

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    1. Yes, he's a seasoned runner.

      Runners are a very social bunch. Lots run & chitchat. Fast or not, different story. ;-)

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  20. oooo 12th place wor!!!
    belated congratulations to Femes Bunny and family ya!! :)

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