Monday, 23 September 2013

In The Presence Of Inspiring Mommy Runners


Krazirunners. They are the first group of runners that I got to be a part of.

Nannoor, one of the Krazirunners gals is the first person I did a training run with. Before that, I ran alone. Always. (Zaini doesn't count because he used to cycle while I did my LSD).

Through her, I got to befriend other like-minded ladies. Single, married, with kids, no kids... Basically ladies who loves to run, just like I do.

With them, I got to share their limelight too. First the Bella TV interview.

Recently, we got a chance to be interviewed for a newspaper. For Kosmo.

For both the opportunities, on behalf of Krazirunners; we'd like to thank Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 organiser and their PR company for the chance.
Photo shoot in session. Man, it was hard work! HAHAHA

Made easier because the girls are a happy bunch and the "Abang" photographer is such a nice guy too.
 
The interview afterwards. Here, Hanim was replying to the reporter's question in earnest while the rest of us were joking around behind her. 

The experience of going for interviews, both print and TV for me had been great.

It started with this :
Which, funnily enough I didn't even replied to, emailed to or commented to. But somehow I got contacted by Standard Chartered KL Marathon PR company for a chance to share my story of running with my family.

You know, like this :
Photo credit : Tey
Then, the interest for a story about a group of women (mommies, especially) running got their interest and that's how we Krazirunners (some of us, anyway) got the NTV7 Bella & Kosmo interview.

Running makes us experience a lot of things and meet new people apart from the run itself! What a rewarding past time! ^^

We're not sure when the Kosmo article will be published though it'll probably be after SCKLM 2013 race day. Hopefully, all the ladies will get some nice photos published. Toes crossed! ^^

Anyway, for ladies out there who is thinking to run but think they couldn't - just remember. The hardest part is taking the first step. It'll get easier (and more fun) the more you do it. Size, shape or creed does not matter when one is running.

If I can do it, so can you! We may lumber along but hey! You can't fault us for not trying. Or even "sayuring" other seemingly more fit runners at races! Hehehe

Just take the first step. Running is a very social sport. You'll meet other like-minded people along the way and they are mostly happy to be sharing their experiences. Like my Krazirunners gals. *love them*

Like the Kosmo reporter mentioned, I don't train much. After all, I only run an hour a few times on weekdays and maybe 2-3 hours on Sat and Sunday, with average weekly mileage of around 30-60km but I like to think that I'm consistent.

Just put in 20min at first. That's what I did when I first started. 20min a day, at least three times a week is better than none at all.

It is never too late to start too. The reporter asked me whether I think I started to late for this. Well, I started at the age of 36. Not a problem for me. Why should it? Right? :-)

Jom lari? ^^

Or will I see you at the starting line of Standard Chartered KL Marathon this weekend? Holler if you do. :-)

63 comments:

  1. AWWWWW......love ya too!! and our #krazirunners sista!...
    tadi dalam kereta, was thinking to blog about #krazirunners jugak..
    *muahss*

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    1. All thanks to you first & foremost, Nannoor for including me in such an awesome group. :-)

      All the best to this Sunday. :-)

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    2. Kaklina & Nano Lovey Dovey uols too .......
      Nannoor u oso my 1st running buddy yang sngt rajinsssss ajak lari n inspired lariiii panjang-panjang... hahaha.. walau aku minat berlari pendek-pendek aje masa tu sebab aku hanya suke berlari pendek-pendek.. =)

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    3. Nno memang hebakkkk!!!

      Sapa lagi sanggup LSD sensorang buat 30km in loops,kan? :-)

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    4. I teman dia up to 15k je tu pun kalau I nakkkk.. lepas tu ko lari sensoranggg lah.. aku nak balik! HAHAHA..

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    5. Klu I pun, sure sampai tahap "ko lari jela sorang, nno" hahaha

      Hari tu masa trenen dgn Sabun, nno gigih nak cukupkan mileage even tho orang lain dah sedap melepak. Tabik!

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  2. I love all my KraziRunners Sistahs too... They are truly inspiring in their own way too, especially Kak Hanim... She always awed me with her blistering FM pace... Kak Nannoor and her Glamorous Marathon Mom pose... Signature pose tuh, Kak Millie, the elegant Datin Marathon Mom yang cekal mengharungi cabaran Viper n Reebok One Challenge, clean eater and her signature GGC smoothie.

    Most of all, you, Kak Lina... Inspred me to write a blog, RUN and kept on commenting my humble shabby blog (So many entries pending at this moment Sigh). In conclusion, #krazirunners sistahs really inspired me to train hard, eat clean and stay happy while running... Running is FUN btw... =D

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    1. well, thank you for your friendship, on and offline.

      We all inspire and motivate each other, kan? :-)

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    2. Stuju dgn Aizat. Semua point yg saya nak cakap psl KraziRunners sistah ada kt situ hehehe. Tpi semuanya bermula bila saya kenal K Lina kat Uniten =D

      Best baca entri ni, rasanya sape2 yg baca boleh dpt inspirasi utk berlari ;)

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    3. Haha,

      Ingat lagi bila Rashid tegur we all lepas keluar carpatk aritu. :-)

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    4. thank u aizat..i hope that we keep on motivate and inspire each other... -hanim

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  3. Love you back Lina! Eh you don't train as much?? You la yg paling banyak *and yes very consistent* training, especially if compared to me. Thanks again for your friendship, and all those opportunity for us sistas to tumpang limelight femes blogger ni :)

    Aizat. ..next time we meet kena borak2 panjang. Borak kat www je mcm tak best lah. Hehe

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    1. Hahaha.... So true Sis Millie... Kena datang bertandang ke teratak Kak Millie dengan Rashid nih for an evening session with the KraziRunners Sistas la camnih... Hehee... =D

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    2. Kakmillie, Kaklina Masih terasa.. bukan sbb dia tak train! mihmihmih...

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    3. I berjiwa halus. Wakaka

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    4. Aizat, next year tolong jadik pacer kitorang.. sambil lari kita borak... erk! boley ke? mihmihmih...

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    5. Deng! reporter talk tooo much.. =)

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    6. Kak Bet, sure thing, bole punyela... Tapi pace saya slow sikit dari pace Kak Nannoor, so how? Hehe... Even pace Kak Millie pon lebih laju dari saya bila training LSD berjemaah... Hehee...

      Seronok rasanya menjadi bodyguard akak2 pelari pantas nih time LSD Sabuns... Walaupon kena kejar diorg bila kaki da lenguh hehee... Thanks a lot 2 all my sistahs =D

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    7. Idea bertandang tu menarik. Boleh dptkn resipi smoothies. Takpun request nk smoothies hehehe. Sihat.

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    8. Request la best. Lps tu baru mintak resipi. Ekeke. Memandai je aku. :-D

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    9. Teringin nak rasa sebab time openhaus tuh x kesampaian sebab g BIM... Hehee...

      Resipi Smoothie yang menjadi buah mulut akak2 #krazirunners nih n disebut2 selalu sure sedap one... Mihmihmih... ;D

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  4. Love you back Lina! Eh you don't train as much?? You la yg paling banyak *and yes very consistent* training, especially if compared to me. Thanks again for your friendship, and all those opportunity for us sistas to tumpang limelight femes blogger ni :)

    Aizat. ..next time we meet kena borak2 panjang. Borak kat www je mcm tak best lah. Hehe

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    1. Well, according to the reporter, an hour a day run is not much, Millie.

      Some more, bape banyak distance sangatla big size lady mcm I can run, kan? Heh heh

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    2. I replied through my phone just now Lina so ntah terbanyak kali pulak komen keluar. Delete eh. Hehe. Alalala Lina jiwa halus :P

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    3. hehe takpe. Byk sikit comment I. Wakaka

      Ye, saya emo & sensitip orangnye. Pemalu juga. ^_~

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  5. Kaklina Dearie, I la peminat setia u... awwwww... love you backkkk so much.. TQ..TQ..TQ.. for the opportunity given utk interview and running model preggie style session! HAHAHA.. mmg hard n tough dow!

    EMO nye entry ni!! *airmatakeluarmasabaca*

    Moga I cepat-cepat back on trackkk to runn with my krazirunners sistas again next year InsyaAllah! =)

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    1. Sowi I insisted & dragged you to the session though. Baby marah tak?

      We'll run together next year, Bett. Tolak stroller sekali ke? ;-)

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    2. Baby suka acara glem-glem ni kaklina.. dia kata next time ajak lagi la.. wakakaka..

      I think lari with stroller lg motivated kot! sbb I pernah buat dulu masa anak lepas dpt 1st baby.. 3 kali tasik Uniten I tolak stroller n Run with my baby boy.. bessssssssss....

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    3. workout upper & lower body tub.

      Sah glems bertambah klu race dgn baby. :-)

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    4. Kene beli stroller yg power jgk pasni.. siap absorber bagai.. ^_^

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    5. Leh tanya Ray mana dia beli.;-)

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  6. yes, it's never too late to start something that we like!

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    1. Of course!

      And it's wrong for others to insinuate it otherwise.

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    1. If got teman lari sama syok jugak. Yang malas bila minta bangun pagi pi pasar pun kena tembak. Camne nak go morning walk/lari

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    2. Jommmmmm

      You should register J for the kids dash la. Free entry. Fun summore. :-)

      Next year, eh? :-)

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    3. Do evening run la. No need bangun pagi. ;-)

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  8. Has start join berlari lps kenal Nannor kt twitter! pastu jumpa kaK Millie, dan lps tu kebal uols semua lps join grup #krazirunner. ewhh.. tumpang klmj lak kat sini :p

    all the best utk ahad ni..

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    1. kenal! bukan kebal... aishh... typoh

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    2. Has!

      All the best for your 2nd(?) HM nanti ye.

      SCKLM is a good race to PB.

      For me, I plan to do PW.Janji lari. Hahaha

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  9. It's even greater when you got interviewed and appeared in TV and newspaper.

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    1. I digress.

      I find the greater part is that we get tp experience a lot of other things from running & that includes being on TV & newspaper. :-)

      Running is a truly great activity. :-)

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  10. The family that runs together stay together, I like this quote!

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    1. Anything that the family does together will make them stay together, right?

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  11. wow wow wow.. our Mak Glam the Celebrity Running Mommy Blogger!! better ask her for her autograph now and that will be very priceless in the future to come~~

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    1. Hail!

      Glemer sudah habis la.

      I doubt there will be anymore appearances in the future. :-D

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  12. it's always great to have a group to bring people of the same interest together.. not only sharing the common interest, but also inspiring, motivating and growing each other within the group..

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    1. Agree.
      Like one hamsap person will only get more hamsap if he/she got kaki to do it together. :-P

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  13. and now our Mak Glam is surely like an experienced runner trying to encourage ladies to run.. and yeah, you definitely are doing a good thing.. i can still remember that time when you just started running and now you sound already like an expert.. it's like watching a baby growing up, hehe!! :p

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    1. Erk!

      Did I sound "macam pandai"?

      Adoi. Hahaha

      I just have a little bit of experience. Little bit also can share, kan? ^_^

      But yeah, two years ago I was happy to complete running 3k, which felt really far. Now... Well. Sudah run 42k. Imagine that.:-)

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  14. Tang mananye yang big size runner tuh?? See you at the starting line kakak! Or middle of the run, or at the finishing line! #teamhalfmarathonjuga

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    1. See you there. Stick around and wait for me, ye.:-)

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  15. aaawww.. i love my krazirunner sistah too.. -hanim

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  16. Huh! I am shocked that you only started at 36 years! I thought you started chasing and running since you were a teen! Then Anay started running much earlier but my record numbers are so MALU.... kikikikikiki

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    1. I hated running la Anay. OK, so I competed in 100m, 200m, 400m in school but that's different from longer distances.

      When I used to go to gym, I prefer the elliptical machine for my cardio. Last time the speed 6 on the treadmill already so laju for me! >_<

      Why malu? No need malu la Anay. We keep fit in different ways, what. :-D

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  17. Of course it is never too late to start any exercise in life. In fact we should run or walk often when we get older to keep our bodies going!

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    1. You are right!

      And we must encourage everyone to start. Regardless of age.

      Health is wealth.

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  18. I do hope that you will always be in the news to motivate families to do exercise activities together. Good Mama!

    I have not forgotten to get reporters to hound you. Give me time yeah.

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    1. Let's all motivate each other, Anay. Limelight or no limelight. :-)

      Anay is too good to me.^_^

      p.s. Can also get a shoe deal ah? Bwahaha

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