August 1

Love from PSBM 2019

42.195K – Pocari Sweat Bandung Marathon 2019 🏅

Marathon teaches me to challenge my selves. It teaches me to push beyond where I thought I could go. It helps me to find out what I am made of.

Less than 6 months after my Virgin FM, I’ve decided to run FM for the second time. And again, less preparation (not even 2 months). I set my own target to finish it at 04:30. I want to have my new PB (after new PBs for my 10K, and HM categories in July 2019 too)

So I’ve decided to join the Pocari Sweat Bandung Marathon 2019. This is one of the biggest and one of the most wanted marathons even in Indonesia. The Marathon slots were sold out less than 1 hour, crazy right?

This marathon not only I ran with less preparation but also I was in the middle of a business trip (well yes, I went out of the office to recruit fresh graduate at AMPP campus recruitment!). Lucky me, I went to Bandung for this office thing from Tuesday to Friday, and immediately extend my stay in Bandung.

So on the morning of race day, I couldn’t tell how nervous I was. Less sleep and didn’t sure I had enough carbs loading before. And most important was that did I practice enough for this Marathon?

Since I want to break new PB, I lined-up right in the front! Ambitious enough? I try to enjoy every km I ran. At 20K, I felt my left knee hurts but I kept running at the same pace. Till I hit 27K, I want to give up, and I cried inside (trust me, I really want to give up, but I remember I already posted on my IG stories, so I need to finish it strong, lol)

Personally, I think the race was not sterile at all (you know lah why). I thank Daniel for cheering me up and ran with me till the finish line. I clocked my new PB for my Marathon at 04:35 (still proud of my self). Till the next marathon!

February 3

I’m Officially Marathoner!

42.195K ~ The Amazing Thailand Marathon 2019 🇹🇭🏅

I never had the faintest idea to be a Marathoner, like ever. I never thought that I could go this far. My old lazy heavy ass self wouldn’t believe someday that is today I’ve become this happy-fun runner when I know I am not so much into the sport.

It’s crazy to think about how life turns out to be. It only takes less than a year after my first race (which I call The Comeback Race, lol! after my last race with the Cross Country Club at Hillwood High). I come back stronger. I can feel it! I feel it better; the pain and the glory to be a Marathoner, I embrace the feeling when the hard work, how I discipline my self, the dramas, the complaints, the compliments, too it all pays off in the end.

Let me thank Daniel for creating the exercise plans for the past 2 months (oh yes, it was a crazy yet brilliant idea; how to train a person to run a full marathon in only 2 months, super short time, right? But I did it!). Thank you for being there to cheer me up when I was about to give up and got dragged down with all those dramas (losing shoes, food poisoning, etc)

Thanks to #HRteam of #AdaroEnergy for being a great strong support system, thanks for staying with me during my training program and showering me with the supportive cheers and messages today!

Last but not least, thank you, Bangkok for making my #VirginFM super awesome.

So now, let me enjoy my Mango Sticky Rice, Tomyam, and all these mouthwatering Thai foods!