08 December 2008

RunForFunds 2008 - Marathon Day

The Man has done it again! :)

It's that time of year where Adrian will slog it out of the roads, just so our kids at RunForFunds have money to study. Yes, it's the Marathon again. This year is more subdued considering the fact, we didn't have superfriends running alongside nor supporters flinging their panties over the fence, onto the road at Adrian.


This time round, all of us just kept our heads down and go about doing our business quietly. Perhaps, fanfare is not in fashion this year.

We got there at around 8+ knowing that Adrian, doesn't really need me at the beginning stages and we were just too lazy-assed to get there at 5 in the friggin morning.

So there we were, standing at the roadside waiting for Adrian to turn up in order for us to give our 5 minutes of cheering to him.

Oh the irony when we finally saw him at the finish line albeit under different circumstances. Read the following SMS conversation (gotta love this Nokia PC Suite) to find out what happened in the end.

08:39 Adrian: 24km and my inner sole broke. Shit

08:41 JayWalk: So how? Can tahan? You can sms while running or not?

08:41 Adrian: No. I had a Gd run till my shoe broke.
08:42 Adrian: Will try to complete. Feet Damn pain.

08:43 JayWalk: Hang in there. Sms me if you need the distraction.

08:43 Adrian: Ok.

08:45 JayWalk: Need anything? I can pass it to you on your way.

08:46 Adrian: No thanks. Appreciate the company via sms. Haha!

09:11 JayWalk: Where are you now?

09:11 Adrian: Right no support. Hurts. Can feel blisters forming. Cb.
09:12 Adrian: 14 km to go. One third left should be no prob.

09:12 JayWalk: Gambate!
09:36 JayWalk: See you at finish line.

09:36 Adrian: 30km. Getting over taken by Ah Soh not shiok.
09:38 Adrian: See Ah Soh VPL can puke.

09:46 JayWalk: Better than seeing Ah Soh camel toe

09:47 Adrian: Puke!

09:55 JayWalk: I am directly opp durian at the Cenotaph. Remeber to pose for picture (Jay: Which we didn't.)

09:56 Adrian: K
10:06 Adrian: 33km. No giving up now. My right foot hurts like F*ck

10:07 JayWalk: Less than 10 liao. Go go go
10:07 JayWalk: Need me to take chiobu photos for you > got mms?

10:08 Adrian: Quite low morale to see pple collapse along the way. Esp during the final stretch

10:09 JayWalk: You can take their power gel. I dun think they need it anymore. You got see FatKitteh?

10:10 Adrian: No mms
10:10 Adrian: No see her

 10:26 JayWalk: where now?

10:26 Adrian: Approaching 36 in 3min

10:27 JayWalk: Less than macritchie liao!!
10:38 JayWalk: Reach durian buzz me

10:39 Adrian: Ok. Now cant walk properly. Struggling

10:42 JayWalk: What you wearing? Hang in there. Almost there.

10:43 Adrian: Wearing red thongs. I will get there

10:44 JayWalk: Flash me the red thongs for me to post online
10:59 JayWalk: Heart doing ok?

10:59 Adrian: Ok. Feet not ok

11:01 JayWalk: Stay in there. You are too close to give up. Hobble if you have to.

11:01 Adrian: Will do

11:02 JayWalk: How far are you?

11:03 Adrian: At 39km mark

11:03 JayWalk: A bit more means left 2.4 liao. Peanuts!

11:04 Adrian: Peanuts expensive

11:06 JayWalk: Welcome to singapore.

11:13 Adrian: 40km. 2 to go

11:14 JayWalk: Yeah baby!!

11:19 Adrian: Approaching durian

11:20 JayWalk: At the bus stop at the turn

11:35 Adrian: I finish liao
12:05 Adrian: In bright orange rff t shirt (Jay: We totally missed him. *facepalm*)

- Voxeros

1. Adrian left...
Monday, 8 December 2008 9:40 am
Jay and Grace, thanks for going down to the race to support me.
Of the 6 marathons I've completed, yesterday's was the toughest and undoubtedly, the most painful. Each right foot step I took for 18km was like walking on hot cement, no cushioning (maybe next year I'll try firewalking... haha !!)
The sms-es kept me going..... knowing there are people waiting for me at the finish line (but why no cold tiger beer?) Now my left foot base is hurting badly with a big blister surrounded by smaller ones. Should be ok by Tues.
I'd encourage others to train for the marathon. The excitement comes in not knowing what to expect during the race and fighting the pain barriers to cross the finish line..... yes, I'm masochistic !!

2. msvindicta left...
Monday, 8 December 2008 2:31 pm
the sms convo was very amusing!
and i admire Adrian who can still sms while running despite his foot burning. when i run 2.4, i already want to smack ppl who slow down to talk to me and expect a reply.
good work to all of you! :)

3. Mistress Grace left...
Monday, 8 December 2008 9:23 pm
Yeah i was rather amazed that he can sms.. Anyway I think me and uncle needs to get new glasses. Didn't even see Adrian despite standing on higher ground..

4. sunflower left...
Monday, 8 December 2008 11:23 pm
Adrian... walau... faint...
Hope next year i can run liao.. wanted to do last year... signed up liao but pregnant... :S

5. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 9 December 2008 9:12 am :: 
Adrian: Aiyoh... by the time you reach the finish line, the tiger beer not cold liao lor.... then how? Next year, we try Plurking while you run.

msvindicta: Actually, it is also due to the fact that the shoe pichar, that Adrian has time to do sms coz there are stretches where he is only walking.

Mistress Grace: You and me stand in the sun for 3 hours and missed Adrian. Epic Fail.

sunflower: Well, give us a buzz when you are ready to run again.

6. Mistress Grace left...
Tuesday, 9 December 2008 11:16 am
Eh what to do... I thought u will be able to spot him... *sighz. I think i need to go Kwong Shin to get new glasses lliaos

7. Adrian left...
Tuesday, 9 December 2008 9:52 pm
All - Let's all run next year. Jay will wait for us at the end point with tiger from ice box.....

8. Vandalin left...
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 8:14 pm ::
adrian is da power

9. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 10:16 pm :: 
Mistress Grace: We both do. haiz...

Adrian: No Tiger. We go for the good stuff. Kilkenny's and Boddington's

Vandalin: You said it!

10. Adrian left...
Thursday, 11 December 2008 10:23 am
Vandalin - The power is alll within us. I discovered mine under a heap of spare tyres around my waist in 2002 :0)
Jay - We should have a Jay-walking group @ next year's marathon. Walk backwards for 42 km (team relay event).

11. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 13 December 2008 12:24 pm :: 
Adrian: Siao!!!

12. Chocolate gal left...
Saturday, 13 December 2008 9:26 pm
LOL.. the morale booster smses are soooooooo funny... Luckily Uncle A still manage to complete it.. Super strong...

13. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 16 December 2008 10:23 pm :: 
Chocolate Gal: Yah. You really have to tip your hat to this guy. A real superman.

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