星期二, 4月 29, 2008

虚而不弱(II)

再次登门拜访医师,还是没什么好消息的。上次病着时首先要治病不能进补,现在医师开了些药,先要我调理好我的胃,同时参入含补血成份的药以治贫血。她看了看我就直说我很憔悴,我哪有啊?我还告诉她我要跑马拉松,她说我在开什么玩笑,贫血了还跑什么马拉松?

对不起,我不是在开什么玩笑。我很正视我贫血的现象(不是疾病),但同时我不会放弃为下个马拉松做准备。我采取的是积极态度,连调理身体也纳入了我的跑步目标。每星期会煮一锅的红枣水,加入党参、枸杞、少许元肉,喝上三两天,就是很好味的保健药。女性跑友可做参考,贫血是常见现象,但我的限度就只吃这些,完全接受不了‘阿胶’。那天医师给了我几包‘阿胶’,在不知情之下喝了半碗,查询Internet后立刻把剩余的半碗倒掉,以及把剩余未用的退还给医师。‘阿胶’是什么?去google.com查询你就懂了。

目前还不肯定什么时候会是下个马拉松,但这次我反转了往常的态度。

以前,我是为了报了名的比赛而做准备;
现在,我要准备好随时可以报名参赛。
以前的态度,是种压力,有如临时抱佛脚,是为了比赛才做准备。
现在的态度,是种享受,有如养兵千日用兵一时,是‘已经准备好’才去比赛。

下个目标,就在于25/5的RMAF Half Marathon,时间为2:00:00上下,是个‘适度勉强’的目标。如果以Bidor Half做标准(如果正确路程20.38km),我还得每公里加快24秒才能做到。初步计划,只要在接下来几星期适度提升自己,到比赛当天再多推自己一把,两小时上下一两分钟应该没问题。


Upcoming Events in May
Weekend 1: Free and Easy (No race event)
Weekend 2: Volcanic Trekking Trip (10th)
Weekend 3: Volcanic Trekking Trip (19th)
Weekend 4: RMAF Half Marathon @ Sungai Besi
Weekend 5: Relay For Life @ Bukit Jalil

星期日, 4月 27, 2008

Bidor Half Marathon 2008

What: Bidor Half Marathon 2008
When: 27/4/2008
Where: Bidor
Organizer: Bidor Runners Sports and Recreation Club
Category: Women Open 21km
Result: 2:04:27 (8th)


Comment: Love love love the route so much more than KLIM. The designated 21km route passes some villages and palm oil estates. Whole journey was green scenery and most paths were sheltered by trees. The gentle rolling hills were just nice although is located at 12km onwards. Traffic control is fabulous, road markers are clear and water stations are sufficient. Breakfast was prepared, but I just stayed away and stick to water only because most of the foods were fried and oily.


我和Miow Chin住入金宝的Grand Kampar 豪华大酒店,它是名副其实的豪华型酒店,就只说里边的双人房是舒服得不得了的,每人个别负担50令吉房租就能住得如此舒适,当然值得值得。从金宝到美罗需要30分钟车程,赛会当天还有巴士特别载送。

美罗的美食有鸭腿面、云吞面,只尝云吞面,还是是觉得KFC对面那档比品珍好吃,价钱和KL的差不多。金宝有面包鸡,又贵又没什么特别,不会特别推荐。

开跑后我一直提醒自己,跟自己的脚步,别太急,这是21公里不是10公里赛,要是前头跑太快到后面泄气就很糟糕了。5km U-Turn后有人帮女子组计算排名,而我一直保持在第十。以约1:00完成前十公里,正如我意,然后从第十赶上第九,在十三公里处再越过一名选手,暂居第八。最后五公里竟然还有力气向前冲,在最后一公里再超越一名,以为是得第七,谁知原来算错数。

这次可以取得个人最佳成绩(PR),除了有大伙儿赛前祝福,还有一路上在想林义杰,他可以在每个比赛都坚持到底挣个冠亚季军回来,只要我肯争取每一分每一秒不慢下的话,我也一样可以有所成绩。我那么坚持,得奖是其次,个人目标才是真正要达到的。

But it is a real nice trophy indeed, I love it!

Miow Chin也在这比赛中取得PR,排名12。

My first 21km Trophy!

星期日, 4月 20, 2008

I Will Never Give Up

What: ShoeString Run 10km
When: 20/4/2008
Where: Kota Kemuning
Organizer: touch ‘n grow (community support)
Supported by: Tri Action Sportz
Sponsors: Fitness First, Noble
Co-sponsor: BMS

My Bib No.: B02
My Time: 56’20
My Placing: Women 2nd
My Prizes: 1 Medal + 1 Hamper + 2-month Fitness First HOME Membership
View Photos: Courtesy of Jason Lee from Pacesetters (1), (2)




哦,我得奖了。(语气是平静的,没有很大的激动)
因为这次要分享的不是炫耀自己上台领奖时有多威风,事实上根本没什么好炫耀的。你我都知道以56分20秒摘下亚军其实并不威风。

不过,我得给自己加分,我几乎是无法出席这常赛事的了,但凭着I Will Not Give Up的Resolution,我坚持来到赛场。怎么说呢?

最近的跑步赛频频临阵出现状况,尤其身体状况为多。这次赛前一天,我莫名其妙的腰酸疲累得整整一个下午都躺在床上休息。到比赛这一天,早上醒来时依然痛得我不想起床。好,醒来后又泻得天花乱坠,泻得双腿都软了。从厕所出来时都惊吓了一跳,已经6.40am了,7.00am要开跑了,来得及吗?

其实那时已经出现‘要放弃’的念头,但转念一想,昨天我才在Nike Runaholic网页上亲手写下自己的Resolution,‘I Will Never Give Up’,于是分秒必争赶去跑场。

到跑场已经差不多7点了,还好众多的参赛者还忙着参与Fitness First主持的暖身运动,我就这样的赶上了这场比赛。

I Will Never Give Up.
I Will Never Give Up.
I Will Never Give Up…

放弃过一次已经是极限,不容再有第二次。

--阿美巴共勉之

星期四, 4月 17, 2008

林义杰大冒险

因为他有一只黄金猎犬;
因为他是天蝎座的;
因为他的生日比我早两年又一天;
因为他是不可思议的;
因为他体内流着C型的血(C=Crazy);
因为他爱跑步;
因为他跑的不是普通路跑马拉松,而是几天几夜的极地超级马拉松;
所以我不加考虑的就把这本书买回家:
《林义杰大冒险》

我忽然沉默了。

双眼瞪着书本里的每一张照片,脑袋变得空白,世界好像停顿了一般,而且,停顿了好久、好久、好久、好久。。。我在短时间内不能回过神来,到现在都还不能。

我无法整理自己的思绪,就像一个小女孩看见什么怪物被吓着了一样。

世界变得静止。

我不敢快读这本书,恐怕会读得太快而跳过一两个字。我尽可能都慢读细嚼每一个方块字、每一句、每一段、每一章。隐隐约约中好像看见他在台上演讲,不断与听众分享他如何跑过摄氏40度以上的沙漠、摄氏30度以下的南极、漫山遍野的阿马遜。。。

世界依然变得静止。
内心却热血奔腾。

林义杰还有其他两本著作,《勇闯撒哈拉》和《跑出生命的宽度》正在不知处运着过来。到时候我再次震撼得无法言语。

10/4,林义杰和队友已经到达加拿大移地训练准备参加北极大挑战Polar Challenge,赛事在21/4从北纬75°出发,一路北上到北纬78°的终点。

图片来源: http://www.kevin-life.com/albumimg/1420056.jpg


林义杰,要加油哦!

星期日, 4月 13, 2008

Kapas Swimathon Finisher: Phyllis

Really happy for her, Phyllis who had just did a good job in KLIM full marathon crossing the finishing line in 4h20mins, now she even has achieved another racing event where people rarely do it:
Kapas Swimathon - 6.5KM Open water swim from Pulau Kapas to Pantai Peranginan Kelulut, Marang, Terengganu.

Of course, she did it, swim from one shore to the other, under the hot sun and it is open water! She completed the 6.5km open water swimming in 3h09mins! Awesome!

Congratulations! Hope to see more miracle from you :)

星期六, 4月 12, 2008

BHP Orange Run 2008

This is the only running event that I never miss every year since 2006. This run never gives medal to the finishers nor winner (of cause cash prizes are given to top 5 winners), but I simply just enjoy the run, the route and the fun of BHP Orange Run.

Although it is just 9km (actual is 9.9km?), but there are quite a number of hills to climb at beginning until Damansara School, then only is a downhill follow by flat road after all. Normally the last 1 or 2km is the most exciting because it almost crossing the finishing line, especially when you hope to get a position, even though if you just come with relax mode, you will also unleash all you hidden power because you not suppose to hold any strenght at the finishing line :P


2006 (054) - 56'29 (15th)
2007 (D103) - 1:03'40


2008 (D001) - 53'37 (16th)

Post Race
This year, the 3rd BHPetrol Orange Run had 3000+ registered runners, not sure how many percent turned up but definitely more than last year. It was sooo crowded at the Piazza, The Curve in the morning. It was raining at my place, I even brought over my rain-proof jacket to The Curve. Luckily the rain has stopped at PJ area. I truely enjoy running in the rain, but not this time where I just hardly recovered from my illness.

Very happy to get better timing this year, 16th get nothing la, winners only up to 15th, but I'm still very happy especially when I saw the chinese drums were placing there for performance. I superb love chinese drums performance!

53'37, which I was exceeded 1'23 from my target :) Keep going Ameba!!! This means I'm healed and fully ready to be returned!

I'll be going for ShoeString 10km run at Kota Kemuning next week, it is wholly flat, gonna grab a medal from it (1-20).

View photos at:
thamwaisum.multiply.com & pmtey.multiply.com

星期四, 4月 10, 2008

Penang Bridge Marathon Called Off

Acara larian Penang Bridge Marathon bagi tahun ini dibatalkan

9 April 2008

Acara larian Penang Bridge Marathon bagi tahun ini adalah dibatalkan. Pembatalan acara tersebut adalah disebabkan oleh beberapa masalah yang tidak dapat dielakkan.

http://www.llmnet.gov.my/serverpages/news/news_detail.aspx?newsid=39

我的天,Penang的阿松哥竟然‘走佬’!
幸好天涯何处无芳草,六月和七月有好几个地方都举办国际马拉松赛:
15/6/2008 - Phuket Marathon
26/6/2008 - Lion City Marathon
6/7/2008 - Gold Coast Marathon
20/7/2008 - Pattaya Marathon

星期五, 4月 04, 2008

虚而不弱

今天再去看了第位医生,再吃天的药;病情时好时坏,就是没有痊愈。虽然被医生喻为‘虚’,但我得反驳说‘虚而不弱’!如果给医生听到一定把他气死。

怎么办?会影响跑步吗?我问医生。
支气管炎喔,你说呢?
难道要我坐而待毙吗?
四天后再不好,我又要转换‘口味’,看西医吃抗生素了。经同事介绍,说焦赖那儿有个好医生,我迟迟没去,因为身体对抗生素药丸那种味道已经产生了的抗拒感。

好,再煎天药,天后一定要好起来!不好也没办法了,到时就舞照跳、步照跑。

He is HERE!

Long Way Home By Tzuo Hann Law - (contact)
Total so far: 28,571 km rode back to Malaysia from California


EVENT: 1 Utama Exhibition in MALAYSIA

This weekend, April 4th to 6th in 1Utama in KL, I am holding an exhibition on my ride. There will be photos, videos and other stuff that I used to stay alive.

Read more...

星期三, 4月 02, 2008

再见阿松哥!

KL国际马拉松就此告一段落,嫁不到给这个阿松哥就嫁别个咯,反正他们从新加坡排对排到Penang,再从Penang排到泰国,越洋过海的也有,哈哈哈!目前是看上了Penang的阿松哥;)

如果病情好转,就会出席以下的项目:

13/4 – BHP Orange Run
20/4 – ShoeString Run
27/4 – Bidor Half

Note: Power Run Women Open bib B1001 available, anyone interested pls contact me!

星期二, 4月 01, 2008

失败的马拉松

跑过三次马拉松,第四次竟然失败了,难过是在所难免的,因为有所期待,才有所失望,不然的话都不会假设为‘结婚’。‘结婚’就是Commitment的意思,要认真跑一场马拉松,就要有Commitment。

人生如马拉松,马拉松如人生。

就是:当你全心全意的付出和做到最好的时候,结果也未必一定成功。虽然是很遗憾,但还是无悔,毕竟已经尽了力。

就像:曾经以为,爱一个人,只要全心全意付出、懂得珍惜、做到最好,就会有好结果。但是如果两个坐在同一条船只有一个人划着一根桨,那船永远去不到更远,而划船的人也会累倒而离去。单凭一个人的力量,根本不能掌控一切。而且外来的力量永远无法洞悉,也许当你靠岸的时候天气忽然急转直下,把船也给打翻了。

每当我们跑步时,两只脚必须一前一后、一上一下,永永远远重复着同样的动作:举起、放下,举起、放下,举起、放下,举起、放下,举起、放下,举起、放下。。。

人生也一样,很多东西必须举起、放下,再举起、再放下,最重要的是,我们一直向前迈进,不是原地踏步,也不是倒后退。唯一不同的是,生命不能轻易放下,但是马拉松可以。我相信信念与意志,还有反弹,像皮球一样,用力将它扔在地上,好的皮球会反弹得更有力、更高!

这场失败的马拉松,令我上了宝贵的一课,反之变得更有意义。我没有就此罢休与放弃,我会回来的!


小启:今天乖乖的送上门让医师教训,这是第三位医生了,而且破天荒的是名中医师,她开了四天药给我,好像很有信心的四天内会好。哎,就是对这‘4’字很没好感的!