BHPetrol Orange Run 9km Shocker

After 2 weeks of trash talking, the big day arrived…

My colleagues and I at MindValley do more than run mySQL queries and AdWords campaigns… we run offline too ;P

7 of us take part in BHPetrol’s 9km Orange Run at TheCurve.

Khailee: I bought new running shorts. I’ll show them to you when you arrive at the finish line.

Mike: Michelle and I are out having drinks, but we’ll still be able to carry you to the finish line if you need help.

Dave: Get used to looking at C675 (my runner’s number)

The Results

The race is over! No-shows Talat and Vishen, they will be buying all of us dinner to make up for their embarrassment to humankind.

Dave earns bragging rights for his feat of endurance.

Even though we’re all completely tired and terribly injured from the intense competition (or in Vishen’s case, intense partying the night before), we’re already making plans for The Penang Bridge Run in later June this year.

I will redeem myself then.

For now, I’m actually kinda disappointed at myself. I’m used to feeling like an athletic breakdancing ninja, competing in sporting events, running every week etc… However, this morning, I was struggling to maintain a running pace. Worse still, I completely busted my right knee!

I’m not even going to remind myself of the octogenarians and schoolchildren who left me in the dust.

THIS IS A WAKE-UP CALL TO MY BODY

  • I realize I don’t have the stamina / horse power I used to possess
  • I am more prone to injury.
  • My mental strength / willingness to exert has decreased

I MUST NOT go down the path to ageing, poor health, and general unattractiveness!

I refuse to let elements of poor health screw up the story of my life! The last thing I want is to be imprisoned in a fragile, vulnerable, limiting shell a.k.a my body.

I guess all I can do now is write about my fury till my mutant healing powers kick in. Once I recuperate, let the training begin!

P.S – Come join us for a run? Or better yet, for your dream job! We’re hiring bloggers and programmers. More on that in a bit.

8 comments on “BHPetrol Orange Run 9km Shocker

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  2. Talat April 16, 2007 1:19 am

    Common denominator: Both are married.:-P

  3. Talat's wife April 18, 2007 2:36 am

    Hey Khai Lee (ex cartoon), pls excuse Talat, I was using him for snuggling purposes that morning. 😛

  4. Khai Siung April 18, 2007 3:26 am

    Your hair (front view) really reminds me of Ronald McDonald.

  5. Khit Yeng April 22, 2007 8:54 am

    good luck with ur body wake up call.. i took part too!! how far is the penang one?!

  6. khailee April 29, 2007 8:00 am

    ronald is a copycat.

  7. Michel May 3, 2007 1:51 pm

    Khailee Khailee Khailee.. tsk tsk tsk, I would’ve thought this would have been a piece of cake compared to the Bay to Breakers marathon or even biking your ass over that wonderful bridge and back 😉

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