I couldn’t register for Nike Run this year. I was very sad cos I was really,really hoping to join for this year run after my leg injury days before Nike Run last year. But, all was not so bad after all….I had right calf pain 2 days before the event and I was chosen to be one of the volunteers. Though I couldn’t run, He still let me be part of it 🙂
Thanks to a friend’s friend, I got this opportunity. The run was held at Padang Merbok last Saturday evening. Turns out, it was one of the good feeling I ever had. Helping runners 🙂 There was just so much to tell, so….let the pictures do the talking
We were required to gather around 12.00-2.00pm. It was raining throughout the day so the weather was cold and breezy.
Job and group was divided then. Despite of the cheap raincoat the volunteer’s shirt was nice. Me, some of my friends and some other volunteers were put into one group and we were in charge of the last water station which was at the km 8.
This is our team leader, EJ Saiful (if I’m not mistaken,that’s what he’s been called) He’s friendly and interestingly speak Mandarin very well. I kept staring at him whenever he started to converse in Mandarin. Haha
We were taken there by bus. Each station has it’s own bus. These are some of my running friends
Our station was located near the Maju Junction and the works begin 🙂
Cups are prepared. There are two parts for the water station. First part is the mineral water and I ‘guard’ the second part, 100+ (trying desperately to take some cool angle with my ‘geriatric’ IPhone 3G haha)
These are the earliest runner up. I’m not sure who’s the first la but at this time, it was at 30min after gun-off. Gila wey! another 2km is at 30min!
At first, I positioned myself in front of the table like the guy in the picture. So that I could hurriedly grab the cups with my hands and gave it to the runners who’s in running pace. I positioned myself with another guy volunteer (not the guy in the picture) in front of me and the funny thing is that, most of the runners seems to grab my cups instead of his and when he realized this, he shifted himself behind the table,LOL. I think there’s a girl power there what not with me continuously shouting “100+! 100+!” Weirdly seeing all the runners make me feel enthusiastic 🙂
Posing, currently at 1hour 30min after gun-off.
At the end of the day, I feel great! Once in awhile experience I shall never forget. Not running is kinda cool too when you got to help people to run. Haha
Rare yet interesting text message received yesterday
I was contemplating whether to go for a run or not yesterday evening. I wanna go cos I missed running. Two weeks straight of abstinence from jogging/running is a no no, and PNM is just around the corner. But, I still have the right calf pain. At 5.12pm, I was just entering my room and received this text message from a friend
Without hesitation I put on my shoes, stretched and set off to run. LOL, probably it’s a sign for me to go for a run.
p/s: post-run, there’s no more right calf pain but replaced with lateral aspect of left foot pain. Probably I didn’t stretched correctly 😦