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    Borneo International Marathon 2017

    Another Half-marathon under my belt which I didn’t expect much due to the lack (or much more like non-existent) training and still-not-fully-recovered knee injury. I was supposed to run Full Marathon this year but due to 2 huge reasons above, I’ve decided to downgrade to HM instead. Well, no regrets because I barely even survive my half marathon run.

    Woke up quite early on the race day at 3 AM, eventhough flag off at 5 AM but we have to go to the starting line at 4 AM due to road closure for the Full Marathon runners. I took my time getting ready, drink my coffee and took my power gels as fuel for the run. Exactly at 4 AM, we ride to the stadium and only managed to reach there less than 20 minutes later (even on Motorcycle and I couldn’t imagine how long it took for the car). B dropped me off exactly at the starting line so I don’t need to walk far before he headed back home and continue sleeping. I also did more than 10 minutes warm up by joining the zumba session by Gym Juara before I went to the toilet. I was actually feel great that morning and I love that I can feel all the other runners excitements and their nervousness before the run!

    The 1st 5 to 8 KM was fun as I was enjoying the run and I meet a lots of runners along the way. However, as the distance approaching 10KM inside the UMS route, I almost fell down when I ran over the marker (or a huge banner stand) at the water station and my legs started to cramps all the way up until my hips. No matter how many times I tried to pace myself up afterward, the cramps keep coming and threatening to stop me from running and walking! Of course I was frustrated (and blaming my lack of preparation because I didn’t even bring any saltstick pft) BUT I gotta do what I’ve got to do i.e dragged my legs until the finishing line. Despite the major cramping incidents, I truly enjoyed running my 3rd BIM and hopefully my knee will soon heal and I can get back on training for a longer distance run.

     Beautifully crafted medal (as usual) from Medal Depot
     21KM Finisher
    Spamming you guys with my tired face – while waiting for B and my McD LOL
    Last but not least, dinner treat by B for not DNF this run BUAHAHAH This guy really worried about my lack of training and knee injuries tho, which is why he suggested me to downgrade earlier..glad I finally gave in and listened to him 😉
    Borneo International Marathon 2018 – Full marathon for sure! Unless I got knocked up or something.
    Till then x