Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Balance 15K 2009


Streamyx was down in BJ during the weekend therefore I was not as swift as before to update my latest activities ! In the midst of wifey's preparation for her viva ; I was busy with the kids but glad that i managed to squeeze in runs in the evening to maintain my runs..
We joined the New Balance 15K on Sunday ; a year after the gang stepped up on our runs. Last year , this run was the first upgrade from 10K. We've never done anything more before and I am glad this year most of the gang stepped up as a preparation for 21K and the full marathon end of June !
I was happy with my run this time. I didn't really time it but I reckon it was around 1 hr 35 minute"ish", A vast improvement from my sub-2 last year ! I guess the training helped and I was never tired or exhausted. My speed was good and I must say I am very happy. It was a hot race after 8am and there were only 2 water stations.
The route was good but I was prepared with the hilly route ! However , i succumbed to the mental blow when we had to run around the finishing line at the last 1km. MENTAL beb !! hahahahaha ingat dah nak habis ;I should have known better !! Hahahaha
Azad , Kamal , Wan Edrin , RUslan and Halim completed the race in their resepectable times. We have improved !! Kudos.. and I will post more photos when I have the time to upload them..
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We were heading home when I heard the announcement by the MC requesting for any doctors around.. I was looking at Kamal and in turn , he looked back at me !! hahahaha Well , I waited if there was any other but then he repeated the call . I then volunteered myself to see what was wrong and apparently there was a lady who was looking ill with the St John's team and they did not know what to do next. I did felt like an important person then as i was escorted to the sick bay area. hehehehe
Nasib baik la I'm an anaesthetist and not eye doctor ke.. ( hahaha no offence !) and I examined her. I had to resort to the basic clinical examination skills because I had nothing else ( no BP cuff set too !! ) .Clinically she was alright , her limbs were cold but her pulse was fairly good. She was too exhausted especially with the weather and fairly stable. I was afraid if she had contracted heat stroke but alhamdulillah , after the oxygen therapy she looked better. Of course , being more than 50 ; a myocardial infarction cannot be ruled out therefore i suggested for them to go to the nearest hospital for an ECG and blood investigations just to confirm.
The moral of the story , doctors will never be out of job.. hahahaha

2 comments:

Maswafi Abd Samat said...

Terima kasih untuk ucapan selamat hari guru. Aku lihat banyak betul improvement tuan doktor dalam runnings. Mesti tuan banyak berlatih ni!

~mikahana~ said...

Yaaayyy! Doc to the rescue...
Btw, you look so much fitter, leaner n glowing.. hahaha.. sebenarnye nak puji you dah kurus! You go, daawggg!!