It's that time of the year again where I would sit down and do some self reflections. The good. The bad. The laughter and the joys. Oh heartaches too!
Here's a picture of my medal collection throughout the last couple of years. Starting from 2009 where it was just a handful. My 21st SCKLM 10km run. Came back in an astonishing 1 hour 40mins lol. Definitely horrifying by today's standards but I didn't care. A 10km is still a 10km. It's the accomplishment that counts above all.
So zoom back to 2010, then 2011 and finally 2013, I entered so so many events until I lost track of them. Practically week on week without rest. Started with the 10km events and eventually working my way up to a half marathon which debut in Borneo International Marathon back in 2010. The rest was history half marathons after half marathons.
In 2010 I took the plunge doing my first full marathon in SCKLM. and the rest were history completing 44 full marathons to date. Then the craze started to go further....and further. That was my foray into ultras. Beginning with 50km road and trails and eventually graduating to 100km. First was Twilight Ultra Challenge 2011. Then Sundown 100. And zooming back to the present, have accomplished 24 ultras to date.
But no. I didn't stop right there and then. Went on to try 100miles and have done twice on road. I guess the next progression is to do a 100miler trail. Soon. But there were heartaches too to be had in 2013. 2 DNF and 1 DNS for Borneo International marathon but taking everything into my stride. Hey it didn't kill me so I bounced back. You just do.
My dreams of being and iron man got crushed too in 2013. It was a DNS for owing to reasons unavoidable. Sad I was but this heart still goes on and on. Perhaps the dream of being an iron man will come someday. Just no today.
I still love trail running and ultras. I do. Plenty do. And that would likely be my focus for 2014. Unfortunately one can't have it all and I would definitely need to narrow down my focus somewhat. Am still looking for that BIG thing in 2014. UTMF being one of them and just thinking about it scares the crap out of me!
I do hope to continue blogging and sharing my 1st hand experience come 2014. I gather some of my readers find it .... useful? Interesting? Helpful? If you do, please drip a comment so that I do know and do my level best to blog my adventures. And mishaps. Till then be safe out there.