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..
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


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!!