Monday, 3 June 2013

Back to the pit

Yesterday, on Sunday, it was the day of my 10 kilometers run in Regent's Park. It was a very nice, warm and sunny day. The park itself is so beautiful and its so nice to run in it.

My happy sleepy helpers

We had a really early start of the day. JJ and my housemate decided to come with me to the park, so I woke them up at 6 in the morning! Not the nicest thing to do on a Sunday, but at least the day went very well. I had to register for the race at 8:30 am, on almost the other side of the city, so we had an early start. 
The 'Before' picture 

Apparently that's my 'running' face

It was so nice having them cheer up from me. They yelled and they made waves for me. It was so funny and encouraging. While they were waiting at the finish line for me, they told the guy with the megaphone to call my name and tell me to sprint! The funnier thing is I did! I sprinted the last 300 meters. I didn't know I had it in me! I even managed to beat my PB at the end!!!!

Right before the Start line

Running at the park was so nice

The 'After' picture

The mandatory stretching 

Apart from stretching, an English breakfastwas also mandatory

14 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I could run a marathon. Good job!

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    1. Nah, I don't think I can run a whole marathon too. But 10 kilometers is something that with not too much practicing can be achieved. Even I can do it...

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  2. Well done you! Beating your PB must have felt great!

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    1. Thank you... Yes, it felt really good. :-)

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  3. Good for you. I can't believe how early you had to get up.

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    1. I'm generally a morning person, I don't mind that much. I knew that it would be a very nice day and it was...

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  4. Yikes! I would think English breakfast and exercise are a contradiction in terms!

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    1. Why? I don't understand what you mean... :-)
      I burnt around 900 calories during the race. I needed them back to maintain my great physique...
      I'm only kidding. I've been running twice a week for that race anyway. Treating me to a nice breakfast isn't that bad...

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    2. i can't tell for sure from the photo, but what exactly entails an English Breakfast?

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    3. Normally English breakfast consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, grill tomatoes (optional) and baked beans. There are of course variations...
      Would you like some?

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  5. congrats on finishing the marathon! lucky you for having people cheering for you! :)

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I'm very lucky... :-D

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  6. Congratulations!

    The English breakfast looks tasty!

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    1. Thank you. It was really delicious.

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