Sunday, September 28, 2008
Mencari Lailatul Qadar
Running up Genting twice in one week is certainly something "crazy" I did this year. Last week was a killer , and this week I invited Azad and Mafiz to join me. To lure them to this temptation , I suggested that we go up half way - 9km from Gohtong Jaya to the top. My left ankle is still nagging me and because i want it to recover well before my Genting trail blazer ; I decided not to stress it too much.
However due to unforeseen circumstances , both of them had to skip the event at the very last minute leaving me alone to decide; to go or not to go. At that time if i wanted to "belasah" the 21k , I was late ! So .. thinking on achieving my target to get my weight down to BMI 25 by raya ; I said... GO LAH !!
like one of those weird ghost pictures.. check me out at the back !!
I was waiting in front of Seri Malaysia Hotel when i saw the first group of people running straight up without stopping at the mamak. Hmmm.. i thought.. might as well I start now rather than wait for everyone to come ; I am not that fast anyway ; people will surely catch up ! Therefore , with my bladder bag i proceeded with my short 9km run up to Genting. It was alright and of course , just starting I was full of energy and power. However at the 5 km point , my left ankle started to wiggle ; signalling it is in distress despite my Celebrex earlier. I slowed down and only ran when necessary ; because it was DAMN COLD !!!
Of course , the hardcore fit runners went pass me easily despite them having to run 12 k earlier ..hahaha..itupun dah semput... hahahaha.. tu la.. baru "soft porn" stage , belum graduate to hardcore lagi.. hahahahaha It was a nice feeling reaching the top again but this time my fingers were freezing cold. We were received by Genting PR fellas and the hot coffee was certainly nice !
I did not stay long though and looked for a lift down because my original transport plan did not materialize !! Thanx Adzim and Stupe for the ride down to Gohtong Jaya !! All in all , it was a good experience and mind you.. I don't mind being a part of it again next year..
P/s I was worried for a while when Stupe suggested that I start from Genting Sempah to get back to my car in Gohtong Jaya !! hahahaha...
Genting 3 Group pic..
the people behing great group pics :)