Tuesday, August 14, 2018

My First 17.8KM Race

Yesterday I joined Titan Run 2018 and I signed up for 17.8km! LOL. During the two-hour running, like the usual, I think. Then this thought on how it's important to protect who we allow to surround us.

I usually joined the 10km race only. Yesterday 17.8km was my longest race and also longest run. The past month, I have been training consistently coz I was too afraid I would not be able to finish it.

Some people just have good faith in me and they believe I will be able to finish it. Heck, I was gonna register for 10km but a colleague pushed me to join the 17.8km coz he believed I can.

After consistent training in the past month, I now believe I can finish the 17.8km as well.

But then, there is a person who exceptionally believe in me and said I should be able to finish it before 2 hours. I was like, "what?? It's already good if I can finish it.."

Coz even during training, I have never ran that far, and usually my 2 hours will only achieve 16km. (and that also I felt like dying already ahhaha).

But he believes I can, even when I doubt myself. He said he's gonna help being my pacer. (and I still answered him: I am afraid I will disappoint you)

and then...:

With him being my pacer, I did the 17,8km below 2 hours time.

Look at the chip time.. 01:57:55 We basically overachieved the target!

I was amazed, he was proud. Then it strikes me hard that it really is important, the people we choose to put around us. If it's not because of him, I don't think I can make it. If it's not because of him, I don't think I can see what I am capable of and even achieving that.

I am so so so blessed and grateful for this experience. For him. For God's grace for giving me people like this. In my weakness of often doubting myself, there are people who believe in me and help me bringing out the best part of me.

Imagine if the people around is those who always say "Nah, I don't think you can do it." "I don't think it's possible" Then it will surely be not possible. Luckily that's not the case.

I hope I can be someone like him too! Believe in people's potential and bringing out the best part!

Bonus picture: that's my pacer in black shirt still looking ALL COOL and that's me on the right side.. looking like steamed crab LOL..

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