People do this run for one main reason - the goodies bag. And make no mistakes that myself and wifey did it also for the same reason. In fact, i think this echoed amongst the 5000 participants yesterday night.
Myself and wifey arrived at Putrajaya at about 715pm and the first person i saw was also the first time i saw the person in real life. Hello Paul Lee!
The race started off at 810pm and i paced slowly with wifey. From the start, she looked like she will in trouble. Past two days of minimal sleep because Nadia has ulcer and sorethroat has kept her awake. We both sleep a combined total of 6hours or less yesterday morning (and here i am, at 530am, blogging...).
As i was in no rush to finish the race, i decided to take it easy though i know i can do a sub-1hour for this. I can feel it. Now, before i start to get more arrogant, i was actually lectured by Shazly for racing. I found myself qualifying that "i took things easy".
Along the 12.3km route, i actually stopped, crossed the road and took a few photo with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 (my camera of choice when it gets wet and dirty). Here are some shots, some ok, some not too good and some i have no idea why i took it. :)
Myself and wifey again, ran together to the finish line, hand in hand and even stopped 20m to the line to snap one last pic with Nizz.
If my blood iron continue to improve, i am contemplating Desaru Long Distance Tri. Should i?