04 November 2010

family first

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. :)

17 comments:

  1. of course you are .... family should always comes first. no doubt abt it.

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  2. Family first, everything else second. That's not an easy decision to make, btw, I salute you. :)

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  3. Without a doubt Syed. We will still be here for future events ok. Its hard i know but share the happy times with your dear family ok :). If it helps, you will be in my thoughts when i run that day :)

    Chin up now!

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  4. the only way to go :) pbim is always there ... and also kot2 this event nanti menjangkit kat you? hehee .. we will eat on ur behalf ha ha ha

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  5. oh, better go PBIM lah :D... God knows what nonsense questions our relatives throw our way these days...

    "hah, yang ni pulak bila lagi?"

    hahahahah

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  6. correct call, i am sure your bro will b very happy with his taiko around hehe

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  7. guys - yes. no matter how amazing and wonderful our friends and adventures are, it is to our families that we are very sure that we can fall back on.. lets be there for them unconditionally. races can wait. there are plenty of them in the pipeline.

    syah - dang! u are giving me an afterthought now!blaarghh!

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  8. waah coincidently my brother is getting engaged on the same day of PBIM too.

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  9. so, kau buleh hantar aku skali la kan? tengsssss....

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  10. docjulin - so i guess u wont be running at PBIM too?

    nije- too bad nije. majlis pertunangan itu di kampungku. tetap tak dapat menghantarmu ke di bandara..

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  12. Luckily my brother is getting engaged here in Perak- not so far from home. So I can still make PBIM.
    But no worries kan Syed. You're a fast runner. There will be other races

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  13. eh, kenapa aku tak dpt entry ni? lama sangat kot tak update...
    kau bila lagi nak bertunang dgn shanaz? huhu...

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  14. Good call la bro. Try to cari running event dekat2 dengan tempat pertunangan. 2 in 1 would be a cool feat :D

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  15. not too worry. the bridge won't run away. there will be plenty more joining you on next year PBIM !!! take care and have a good family gathering...

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