“A divorce crushed my heart, but not my spirit. I swim, bike, run for my kids, for my health and for my soul. I trained like a man possessed. I compete because there's no greater high in the world. I have heroes but don't see myself as one. I'm an athlete, just like you.”
Kick starting new year with MPIB Run as my first event in 2014. Most of my ultra friends went to Putrajaya for Watergate ultra run lasting for 16 hours with minimum 50km distance but I already registered for this race, so no choice but have to proceed with this Doraemon run. I call it "Doraemon" because cannot match with those newly bestowed with "Ultraman" title in Watergate run...hahaha
Sketchers Go Bionic made me run faster, I clocked 1:09 for 12km. Well, not that fast actually :P
It was my final event for 2013. I never miss sign up for race every year and this year I was planned to run as fast as I can in my new Sketchers Go Bionic. This shoes should make me run faster because it did change my running style. On the race day, Eena requested me to pace for her. I was a bit baffled when a fast runner (Eena is sub 4:30hr marathoner) requests me to pace, I accepted the challenge because I was expecting to be dropped by her half way. Fortunately, I'm the one who pulled her throughout the race. Either I run faster now with my new Go Bionic now or she was slacking up with her training. Anyway, we clocked 2:46hr for 25km distance. In fact it wasn't bad timing at all for a hilly course in Bandar Kinrara.
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I'm sure most of you never heard of Krakow before. Actually, I've heard about this city before, I heard it in a movie Schindler's list, Azmil also mentioned to me before about his trip to Krakow with his German girlfriend last year and the girl I met in the train on the way to Warsaw also from Krakow but somehow it didn't stick to my mind.
Why I decided to visit this city? Well, I had a conversation with a cashier in Hard Rock Cafe Warsaw. She asked me where else I have been to in Poland. When I said I'm going to be in Warsaw only, she strongly suggest me to visit Krakow. She said I would need at least 3 days to cover the place. Later that night during dinner, I had a discussion with Agata about visiting Krakow. She didn't want me to go there alone and she wished to join me and in fact she said there is another town better than Krakow in her opinion that she wanted to take me to visit it. But her schedule was a bit…