Wednesday, 29 October 2014

2 More Months Left - My Race Calendar

Let's see...
 
We're approaching November soon. Two months left before we enter the year 2015!
 
I can't help to review and look back at my running activities and to plan for next year's. ^^
So these are the ones I did and will do in 2014. Only 18 races registered and I plan to register for the Newton Challenge as part of training at the end of December.

Rather an eclectic mix of distances ran this year, some I did alone, a few I ran with hubby and a few I did with the family.

This was errmmm... somewhat an improvement from last year. I registered for 25 races in 2013!

25 races sure cost me a pretty penny! It really was a bummer when I can't run in some of them (what we call a DNS) due to race postponement, commitment or injuries.

I can be rather prone to want to run in races for the company and for the crowd and sometimes that made me register for races on a whim, provided that it fits in my training plan.

Like the CAPAM race that I registered 2 days before the event, just because I need to run 21K that Sunday in accordance to my training plan and I didn't want to do it alone. So, bye-bye RM60.00 Hahaha

Anyways, I've registered for 2 races for 2015 so far.
One, in Melaka. In January.
Another, in Sabah. In April.

I've set my eyes on 9 races that I want to do next year. 9 BIG ones.

Hopefully, I won't succumb too much to temptation and suddenly have like, 29 races next year! *finger crossed*
 
If you ask me why I need to register and run in races; well, the answers are :
  • Safety (It's better for a lone female runner to run in races as part of her training than running alone). I don't run in groups. Not that I never tried.
  • Discipline - I can wake up at 4am for a race but I can be lazy to do it for a normal training run.
  • Mixture of routes and venues (this is to avoid boredom, mostly). And occasionally, running in races can also be a family vacation affair.
  • Company - being together with other like-minded people doing what we love.
  • Free flow of drinks(?) - isotonic, milo and yeah, get t-shirts too. HAHAHA

I'm looking forward to run with Son this Sunday at MAKNA Founder's Night Run in Putrajaya. It's a 5K fun run.

Then, the next morning; Son & Hubby will do a 3K run at SJMC run and Mommy a 7K.

Yeah, Mommy is a slave-driver. heh heh

33 comments:

  1. Well done but do rest enough !

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  2. Nine big races next year...yayy! I just registered one. hehe

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  3. two months left.. terkejut Thambee misread the title as only two runs left, blur sotong la.. two months with two runs?? that's the previous Mak Glam who just started running and need Pak Kura's approval :p

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    1. Still need approval now. Don't do things without your spouse's blessing. ;)

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    2. the approval was "ok, pergi lah".. the approval now is "jom, mari pergi sekali".. so delightfully different now!! :)

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    3. He's even worse than me.

      He wouldn't do short distance. Unless it's running with son. So nothing less than a marathon form him otherwise! LOL

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  4. looks fun and will be even more fun to run together with Raimie..

    and think about the free flow of drinks and likely Mak Glam's favorite taufu fah and nasi lemak after the run..

    hihihi ^^

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    1. Nowadays.... cendol too! Lol

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    2. how about cendol taufu fah??

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    3. Thambee do one for me! Pleaseeee ;)

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  5. aisay...why say 29 races.....make it 30 la. LOL...nah just joking

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  6. Totally agree with you one discipline. If we have committed ourselves to something like a race, die die will wake up to go. but if nothing there...will tend to slack. Like maybe aiya....tmw baru train la... or maybe later in the evening la...

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  7. Big plans wor!!
    Maybe I can go meet you in Melaka. I eat the nice nice food and watch you run. hehe....

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  8. Hi Lina,

    Do you have an email that I can get in touch with you?

    Thanks.
    Aidan

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  9. Whoaaa! So many runs! I think your chart this year looks different compared with 2013. I see so many interesting names like Watergate, Skyhawk, King of Bukit Larut, Pisang, Bomba, River Jungle, Boh Highlands, Makna and FUJISAN!!!! Cute names!

    I really envy your healthy lifestyle and good family bonding. So soon and you will be off to Japan! How nice!! Cool weather awaits.

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    1. Of course must have cool names to draw in interest.

      A race is a business venture too ... cool name = good advertisement, don't you think? :)

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  10. Hi Lina,

    Not sure if my comment get through. Beside this, any way I get get in touch with you?

    Thanks.

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    1. Anything Aidan? I'm reachable through twitter. Just click kat link on the top right...

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    2. Yes, I know but I would like to contact you to set up a possible interview. Do you have an email or FB so I can send for details?

      Thanks.

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  11. No Penang Bridge Marathon this year? They are doing it for the first time at the Second Bridge ;)

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    1. Nope. Not in plan. I'm going elsewhere for my Nov marathon. ;)

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  12. Wow. Running every month except for July.

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    1. Who'd want to organise a run during fasting/raya period :p

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  13. You are addicted to running :) Which is a good thing. Keep it up but don't over stretch yourself :)

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    1. Just doing something I love. ;)

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