The pain and ache has subsided.
Unfortunately for reasons unknown, I'm stuck with early satiety and mild nausea post-meals since Monday.....but I'm sure that too will subside eventually! (and in the mean time, I'm on "forced diet". Maybe can lose some weight, thus run faster!)
OH!!! I DID get pictures!!! Thanks to Mohan a.k.a. Mr. Marathon-Maniac!
*at the starting line. They only announced for the "A" category which was Men's Open for Half Marathon to the starting line. But apparently all Half-Marathon category starts together!
*Just started the run...still optimistic!
Thanks a bunch to Mohan a.k.a. Mr. Marathon-Maniac for all the pictures....and I think I also forgot to thank you for the impromtu "cheerleading" when I needed it up those hills and on the last bit to the finish line.
*Me and CS at the post-race area. Yup....only us. Lynette and Jamie couldn't make it last minute
Oh yea....apparently my blog DOES have readers!!!
I got a call today while at work from a Mr. Ling from Bidor Running club......I was like, huh?
Luckily I was stuck doing medical reports and had the time to chat.
Apparently, he read my blog (probably googled "Bidor Half Marathon") and found out about my makeshift bib (please refer to previous post) and my supposed displeasure (I did find the whole bib thing amusing!) about it....and called to apologize and explain.
All race directors should do this....
Penang Bridge Marathon race director should call me and apologize for intentionally trying to dehydrate me while I ran my very first half marathon!!! So what if it happened 5 months ago? Maybe he hasn't seived through all the blogs yet to get to mine.....(yea...RIGHT!!)
But yes....THANK YOU Mr. Ling for the phone call (did I get the name right? It was a bit noisy at the hospital)
I'm happy with the explaination....
I did enjoy myself at the run eventhough the hills were "displeasing" to my glutes.
I WILL run again this race next year if I have the chance to......and I WILL force..ahem, persuade more people to run with me!!!
Today at 5.45am (I got up late!!!!), I managed a 10km run without any problems!
Yup, no more pain....back to the usual training business then!!!!
Next race.....Pacesetters 15km on 17th may 2009.