If running is a job, I am going to shirk one particular job. The PBIM ’10 job. Apparently, the date coincides with that of engagement of my younger brother. Too bad for me that my family only decided the engagement date last week. It did occur to me to forgo this engagement thingy and put my runner self above all plans. Come to think of it, my brother only gets engaged once, and I surely want all my family around me on that special day should my turn comes only-god-knows-when. Yeah, I have to place my priorities right. And it is without doubt a right thing to put family first above all things. It’s the most natural thing to do.
With that my FM Bib has changed hands. I am gonna miss running on the wee hours of the morning on Penang Bridge. I am gonna miss running while enjoying the gust of sea breeze blowing my face. And I am gonna miss the food hunt right after the run just like what my friends and I did last year. And ultimately I am gonna miss fellow quirky runner friends' good company.. :(
In another light, this comes as a blessing as I am really undertrained to run a full marathon. The longest run I did was during the Newton 25km Race. And that is all about it.
Alas, memory lane could not be revisited this year. And I am cool about it knowing I am doing the right thing. :)