Thursday, 11th of December 2014 This is another belated entry. I am now at a Starbucks cafe, waiting for my turn to grab the baton and run the last leg of the Penang round-the-island relay that is currently going on right now. I am the 12th and last runner, and my team is trailing behind, with the 7th runner leaving his point just 15 minutes ago. The leading mixed gender team, I heard, has completed up to the 10th station. So I have approximately 2 more hours to wait.
But anyway, back to my last run practice at the Science University of Malaysia track — I did not break my record distance wise but time wise I improved by 27 seconds. Woots!
For today’s run, I will be holding the baton later so I can’t hold my phone to track my run with the Nike app. But I will get my friends to try to time me. It’s going to be scorching hot by the time it’s my turn to run. Oh well. I will see how I fare later.
This is an entry into the running journal I have created to chronicle my experiences as I train and prepare to run the TCS New York City Marathon 2015 and fund raise for Team for Kids, an international running group that is committed to supporting health and fitness programs for underprivileged children in the US and Africa. Read my introduction entry where I share how this journey started, and if you would like to donate to the cause, simply go to my secure fundraising page here!