oh man. where should i start… almost forgot all the things in lumut by now. oh yeah the result was out and officially, i was no.2 last in my category. hahaha adoi kelakar. well, it was my first time doing duathlon, and i won’t start being too hard on myself. It was a good experience nonetheless. A start to many more duathlon events, i suppose.

On the day itself, that morning, i don’t feel nervous. I was not even afraid of the race ahead of me. Funny, me not nervous at all… of all the things that i’ve done in my life, i think this is the most not nervous moment for me. I just don’t know why… i keep on asking myself, tepuk dada, tanya selera.. wey mary tak takut ka? nothing… that was a good sign… I was ready to go…

met a lot of friends on that day, old and new. i already planned to ketawa giller2 before the race. remembered that laughing can release some endorphins too, the so called ‘natural pain killer’. apa punyer theory.. i’ve been reading to much , i guess. I drank 2 bottle of gatorade before the race. Oh, did i mentioned that the race started at 1.20pm? yeah hot, damn damn hot mid day. Yeah u read it right. That was a first. My first time running noon time in sizzling hot sun. My first time running the rain. My first time cycling 30K. Oh and of course my first duathlon. and the first time i wash my running shoe in over 7 mths. hahahaha…

compared to running race, not so many people participates in this kinda race. Maybe the fact that it started at noon… so the gun went off, erm , is it the gun? i don’t remember any of that because the first thing that came out of my mouth was “Oh shit!” Now is not the time to get nervous, Mary!!! sebab starting je people around me dah pecut… i pulak maintain my slow pace, don’t want to overdo it in the beginning. 4K should be nuts but in scorching, hot sun, it felt like a 10K…

after the run, the bike pulak. It’s not a first time for me on the bike. I used to ride em when i was in college… but the last time it was back in 1999, that was like almost 6 years ago? i did train for an hour 2 days before… kira my first time on a road bike. I’m used to MTB… and the road bike was not that difficult to manage. Thank GOd. Nih lah Mary, always do thing last minute.. duathlon pun last minute. haha…

cycling punyer cycling.. smiling all the way. seriously, i may look like that scene in the beginning in the “Something About Mary”… hahahaha… people around me cycling their heart out and me, i was enjoying the scenery, the asses that passed me.. oops did i said that out loud? haha.. jes kidding. oh man, now i remember why i love cycling so much. I almost forgot about it. 30K of cycling and that’s like from my kampung to Kuching… golly, i’m doing 30K, first time in a race. Memang kerja gila… kan i dah cakap i main belasah je… haha. bosan jugak cycling 30K. in the middle of it, it rained.. man, that’s just what i needed.. it was not easy cycling in the strong wind and rain. what’s hard about it was the sun lotion that i put at my eyes.. bad idea.. cycling with lotion dripping with the rain, that’s almost like fear factor, me trying to focus cycling at the road side, and not swaying to the middle… and cycling and drinking from the bottle is not easy either.. hahaha.. that’s all pretty tough for a first timer… all that and i don’t mind. Indeed, it was good experience.. next time can do better. ok dah sampai nak parking bike, when i turun bike je my leg bailed out on me..so very jelly like. i refused the med team’s help. i donno why but at that moment i just felt like “i dont want to manja2 my body. get up, damn it” and slowly i park my bike and continue with the last run.

finished a 4K run – 30K bike – 4K run, and what i got was a certificate, a small powerbar towel and a small mineral water. And i say that was damn worth it. hahaha… i definitely do it again next year… i have so many to thanks… Mejar Kalam and his wife, Nurina, for the ride and the bike, i really appreciate it. Really i tq from the bottom of my heart, for the priceless opportunity. Tq azman for the bike support… Tq aini for the phiten, u’re so kind. Tq evryone, for the support. I love you all.. i’ll never could have done this without u all… last but not least let’s hope for world peace… hahaha.. (wave ala2 miss world).. muahahhahha…