Officially I ran:
5k â€“ Saving Sights for the Children of RBI, my first run ever (34 mins)
10k â€“ Miles for Smiles (01:22:27)
I couldnâ€™t even believe I made it! *faints* look at that happy face on the finish line!
just recently, I ran the BlueWater Day spa run for 10k again.
and hereâ€™s my PHAIL storyâ€¦
We arrived just on time but I was not familiar with parking lots during the run at that time so it took us a while before we could properly park.Â I drank lots of fluids 30 mins before the race and because of that, I felt the need to pee!!! I have a peanut bladder and I hate that I have to deal with it all the time grr!Â There was a line in the portalets (not sure how you spell it, those portable toilets).
And so I though, Iâ€™d ask people for other toilets.Â I saw the booth of Easy Phamax wheat grass and drank a tiny cup of wheat grass juice to fuel up my run!
Just then, I heard the countdownâ€¦
(what the) ?
holy crap, itâ€™s the 10k countdownâ€¦
so I rushed to the starting line and ran without even thinking of a solution of what to do with my bladder.
I was so distracted while I was running my first 100 steps @[email protected] and so I asked the marshals if there is any toilet that I can pass by.Â I was sure they wouldnâ€™t know anything about toilets in the course track and that was exactly their reply.
I wanted to stop running and come back to where the booths are and pee and not join the race anymore, but I donâ€™t know why I still kept running.Â I think I ran 1 km when I realized it was too late to go back.Â I realized that the track will pass by seaside!Â and so, I thought of the many restaurants there.
*AHA* !!!Â I will pee in one of those restos!
AHA my FACE!!! It was 6am and all of them are closed!!! EPIC PHAILNESS!!! I DIEEEEEE LEH!
I kept running because if I need to go back, I would need to run back anyway. HUHU!
I still kept asking people around for restrooms because I was hell desperate!Â Finally, I saw a Police officer on a motorcycle and asked him if he knew any toilet nearby.Â â€œAh, yes maam, we have a toilet in our Police stationâ€, he said.Â YAYE! I ran towards their office which was located somewhere in the seaside restos.Â I took me to a creepy corner.Â Creepy because it was only me, and himâ€¦ I realized then, that I was in a dangerous situation.Â This place, people wouldnâ€™t know Iâ€™m hereâ€¦ *gulps* and so I tried to be very sharp on every detail and how I thought about how I would run and how I would punch him if ever heâ€™ll do something sleezy.Â Good thing a lady police officer was there too and long story short, I was able to pee!
I finished the race at 1:28:49 â€¦ I didnâ€™t beat my record like I hoped I would but I was only behind for 6 minutes.Â I think my peepee time stalled me for 15 minutes because I had to stop by all the marshalls and ask for the restroom.
Iâ€™m still happy I made it before 1:30â€¦
One lesson learnedâ€¦ DONâ€™T be late, arrive at the runs early especially if youâ€™re not familiar with parking.
andâ€¦ PEE first!
BTW, If youâ€™re looking for the Blue Water Day Spa run results, itâ€™s here.
â€˜Till the next run!
*photo credits to Cheryl