As soon as the announcement was made last Tuesday, I searched for the race photos (yep, photos and not results) and I got this error message...
"Sorry you were running fast we couldn't catch you" or something to that effect. Sounds convincing noh but who was I kidding, this is what you get if you arrive at the venue 30 mins after the gunshot. Wooooow! Hahaha!!! Hey, I was tired from scuba diving the day before.
Apparently, I mustered enough motivation to continue with the race even if I registered alone. I've never missed a KOTR event for the last 3 years so why miss it now right? And I know that I'd meet a lot of familiar faces from the gym (and celebrities as well) on the road. I was officially in the 16.8K category but as a result of this tardiness, I decided to just run 6.8k meters less. :P I did get the 16.8K medal though. =))))
And that ladies and gents, is the reason why I never bothered with the results. Though I must say, it was quite a challenge catching up with the last batch of the slow-paced runners (took me all of 15 mins by the way). I know that my time isn't that qualified for a "personal best" record and already am looking at joining that sub-1 challenge for a 10k on September. Yay! I've been so inactive in running lately I need more practice. I already skipped two running events where I was officially registered this year. Sigh.
The only road practice I had for this event was the one in Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi a month ago (if three rounds on the lake qualify as a practice that is) and some treadmill running in the gym (15-min extra cardio pre or post a class workout whenever possible).
A further visit to the said website the day after revealed two unflattering photos of me though. So for the protection of my image, I decided not to post them here. HAHAHA!!! So much for my perseverance.
Happy weekend everyone! :)