My Completed Runs in 2019

In 2019, one of my random goals was to complete 5 runs and guess what? I DID IT! I started off the year rather slowly, as my first run only took place some time in the middle of the year...but nevertheless I've managed to catch up and completed 5 runs which covered 46km in total.

If you take a look at the medals below, you can pretty much figure out what was my motivation behind each race.


Pretty simple motivation, right? Wait, you still can't figure out why I chose these runs? Haha...alright, let me help you out a bit.

It was purely for the cute medals! (except for the Marvel Run, of course) How can you say no to cute medals when you can also reap the benefits of keeping a healthy lifestyle? 

I started off 2019's run with the 10km Mermaid Run that Clarah How, another mermaid enthusiast, post on Facebook. Without even blinking my eyes, I clicked the link, registered for the run and after that, I just waited for the race period to commence.

I know that it is a bad practice of mine to not prep my body for a 10km run, but somehow it feels natural running that distance. Highly not advisable to join any marathon if you don't have any practice; at the very least, just try to cover 1km each week before joining any marathon. Trust me, it would do your body and health a good favor.

Last year, the only physical run that I participated in was the Marvel Run which took place at Putrajaya. It was also my first ever Couple Run. So, I've kind of managed to check off two goals at one go with this run.

The Marvel Run was also one of the most expensive runs that I have ever participated in simply because I couldn't keep my hands off the Marvel merchandises that were scattered along the way. Naturally, for this run I chose to be on team Wakanda but nothing was stopping me from getting the other teams' running tees.

And that's exactly what I did after completing the 5km run. I went to one of the booths and bought Captain America's and Captain Marvel's running tees. Sorry Thor, but your team's running tee was just not eye catching and if at all, it would probably make me look like I got my powers taken away from me.

It was quite a memorable run as there were fireworks and an open area cinema where participants could just chill and watch the "Marvel Endgame" together.


Seeing that I was able to complete my 5 runs last year, for 2020, I've decided that I will try to complete 12 runs in total; that's 1 run a month! This may seem intimidating for some, but online virtual runs are actually quite fun to participate in. Their medals are usually way cuter and you can complete your runs in multiple sessions, so the whole journey would not seem to be as daunting as you think it is.

In no way or form am I affiliated with Spacebib.com but just to let you know that most of the online marathons/races that I've joined was conducted by Spacebib.com; so if you are looking for a place to start your marathon journey, you may want to consider the runs offered by them.

And of course, I have already registered myself in The Lucky Maneki-Neko Online Race 2020 for January and the Masters Of The Streets Online Race 2020 for February.

If you know about any runs that will be taking place this year, do link the runs down in the comment box below and who knows I might just be able to join it, together with you.

In the meantime, also do share with me your marathon/run journey, I would love to know how you approach runs and what are the preps for your runs.

Till the next run, have a healthy and purposeful year ahead!




14 comments

  1. Tahniah! Semoga inpian untuk 12 marathon tahun ini tercapai. Sis tiap kali nak join run asyik tak jadi je huhu

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  2. Woah, that's quite a lot of marathon you've joined. And planning more this year? I wish I could join but nah. Hahahha, I'm too lazy too exercise

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  3. Wowww.....!!! I dah 2 tahun tanam azam / niat.. but masih belum dapat join mana-mana marathons... or fun run hahaha kesihatan tak beberapa baik

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  4. Wowwwwwwwww!!!!!!!! Fantastic and good job sis. Your 2019 resolution tercapai. Semoga 2020 will be a better year for you.

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  5. Tahniah awak!! Seronoknya tengok orang join run atau marathons macam ni. Suka tengok je tapi tak larat nak masuk hahaha mungkin boleh try masuk sekali untuk tengok kemampuan diri

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  6. wow, very inspiring, i will start exercise too in this year. Thanks giving me motivation

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  7. It is best to get madel hehehe I go run once a year which is kind of like going into wakakaka last year so madel hehehe can get a lot ...

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  8. Wah... Congratz yana. Bestnya banyak dapat medals join marathon. Seronok tengok you aktof join marathon. After this i pun nak join jugak.

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  9. Wahh. Bestnye dpt join fun run. Dpt medal, healthy body pon dapat. Kena letak dalam my mission 2020 jgk la

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  10. Meriah dengan marathon, fun run di mana-mana. Teringin nak turut serta. Kena slow2 persiapkan diri la..bg fit sikit.

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  11. congratulation! hope that u will achieved the goal to run in 12 event ;)

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  12. tahniah! nanti tahun 2020 insyaAllah mesti lebih bersemangat. All the best

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  13. So jealous with the Avengers medal me want too! Too many more medals in 2020!

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  14. cute la all the medal. I tak sempat nak join any run this year since baru lepas bersalin early 2019. harap baby dah besar sikit 2020 ni sempat join

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