Saturday 25 October 2008

Great Eastern Run 2008

CH and I took a train to town for the Great Eastern Run to find that best friend was already there waiting for us. I haven't seen her for months and it always makes me so happy to see her again. We had so much to talk about, it's no wonder we're best friends. Doesn't matter if she's smarter or faster than me, she's still my best friend!

I'm so lucky that CH is so supportive. He got up so early on a Sunday morning to be with me and even brought me a can of ice cold isotonic drink. Of course he took lots of photos of us before, during and after the race.

Before the run.

During the run. Almost at the finishing line.

These 2 ladies overtook me from behind. I looked and saw a dog peeking out. Oh, so cute! I tried to pace them but they were going so fast, I lost them soon after.

After the race.
It was a rather cloudy morning, so we were spared the heat but not the humidity. My timing was marginally better than last week's X-terrain race under the scorching sun. Humidity can really sap the energy quickly too. Of course I have plenty of excuses... I think this year's winner finished in record time despite the humidity.
I met Bai Yun and my aunties, Molly and Rosemary, after the run. I don't meet them very often, so it was nice to see them again.
Best friend, CH and I went to Golden Mile (yes, again) for breakfast. Can you believe I haven't invited her to my flat yet!? She sent us home and asked to come upstairs for a look-see. Now why haven't I thought of that? I'm quite a retard when it comes to such matters. I am not the sort to organise parties or get-togethers. While I love meeting my friends, I just don't take the initiative. I hope my friends will not forsake me one day.
This afternoon, EE texted me "Believe it or not, one of my favourite pastimes is catching up on your blog entries..." Isn't that sweet? She's always traveling, so that makes it even sweeter and she's always the one to ask me out for coffee. I just sit around and wait for her phone calls. I'm such a sloth when it comes to this. Thanks EE!
One day, everyone's going to stop calling me and I'll become a hermit!


Anonymous said...

Naaah.. they won't. They'll continue to ring you up.
Hey you're smiling and running in the pic! Got lots of endurance there! Way to go!
Anyways, I am the same way... I almost never contact my friends... bad...bad ....bad....

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

Gee, you can smile and run at the same time. You must be pretty darn fit la ... hehehe ...

Blur Ting said...

heh heh, I was half dead but when I saw CH, I waved to him and flashed the biggest smile so he could take my picture! Runners almost always manage to pick up speed and smile when they're about to cross the finishing line.

The Real Mother Hen said...

I'll bang on your door n drag you out if you ever become a hermit.

The World According To Me said...

Well done with the run! Nice to see your smiling face.

That doggie must have enjoyed himself!

It's Sunday night here and I'm off to bed in a moment, but I should be less busy from now on so I can finally reply to your emails!

WaterLearner said...

Looking good!

J@n!ce said...

I'm now using my sis's notebook at her home. I see that you have a lot of new posts here. Will read it in detail when I get home.
Btw, I tagged you, come & support :)

Amel said...

CONGRATS on finishing another run!!! Don't we love being with best friends? I had a few long talks with my best friends in Bandung, too...and plenty of laughs with them HE HE HE...

And don't worry. You won't lose any friends!!! :-D

Btw, I LOVE your apartment. You've got a big bedroom!!! ;-D

Trinity said...

Hi Ting, was this the same run that Karen participated? Wah, you guys are so sporty!! :-)

Blur Ting said...

Hi Amel
Yah, meeting and chatting with good friends always leave me on a high afterwards! It's good to have them!

Thanks. I spend most of my time in the bedroom actually.

Blur Ting said...

Hi Trinity! Yes, that's the same race Karen ran in. Too bad, I didn't get to meet her. There were 10,000 runners, so it was hard to find each other.

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