Monday, June 25, 2012

Forty Two Point One Nine Five

I did it! I ran my first ever marathon covering a total distance of 42.195 kilometers across the city of Kuala Lumpur in the wee hours of the morning with total success in a decent time of 5 hours, 20 minutes and 30 seconds. To say I'm overjoyed is an understatement. I was so emotional at the finish line, I almost cried.

Never in my wildest dreams did I even think that I would attempt a marathon and yet here I am finally completing one :D I had no targets, no goals, with only one thought, which was to cross that finish line in decent condition and in one piece.

To say I didn't suffer would be a lie, especially in the later stages of the marathon where I suffered horrendous cramping from the 30KM mark onwards. But I didn't let it stop me, I gritted my teeth and I plodded on gamely to the finish.

Crossing that finish line is going to be an experience I would cherish for a lifetime. I came away from it unscathed and am now eagerly looking forward to my next marathon which will likely be in three months time. Yes, I'm a sucker for punishment ... LOL!

Do drop by my running blog Happy Feet for a more detailed write up on my marathon experience.


  1. Again, a huge Congrats to you Nick!

    Great job!

    And Pebbles, you as always are adorable.

    1. Thanks Lina, you did great too in your half. Looking forward to more races :D

  2. Awww! Hooray! I'm so proud of you, and so happy for you!

    1. Thanks Meleah, I'm pretty overjoyed myself too :D


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