After getting the race pack, I fell quite sick the next day. Flu and sorethroat to be exact. I slept and had all sort of medicine to get well in the shortest time.
Last night, I was feeling better and decided to go for the run. However, the weather was quite bad with strong wind and rain.
Sunday morning, I was welcome by the strong wind and rain again. I was thinking twice before I decided to give it a go.
Our race then started shortly. It was so difficult to walk/run with thousands of people. Since Danny and I aimed for below 2 hours, we ran here and there, trying to overtake some of the people in front.
I was quite slow today compared to the other day when I trained. My sickness as well as the bad weather were the factors which slowed my pace down.
While walking/running, people at the side of the road were cheering for us. Some of the participants even encouraged each other by giving high five. Now, tell me, how could I stop half way?
After running and panting along the race, I finally reached the finishing line at City Beach Oval. People were shouting "well done" and I am glad I had gone this far.
Danny with his commemorative medallion.
A commemorative medallion to be proud of.
P/s: It's quite amazing that I felt much more better after the run.
P/s/s: I'll start to bloghop soon after I am fully recovered. :)