Monday, November 19, 2012

Sons. I did it for you guys.

I will never forget my 1st Full Marathon,I was so proud of myself but on top of all that, I was proud because I did it all for my two sons,,Jovial and Marvell.

Even though,my result was not that too good to shout about,(I did sub 5.30) but being able to do it and did it for my boys will have far more significance than crossing the finishing line.
(Note: I was confident of doing better but then again,I just enjoyed talking to other runners and cheering them up)

I remember coming home after the run, the first one that greeted me at the doorstep was my Marvell and the first statement that he uttered as he came to hug was this..."Papa,I am so proud of you" that itself is worth all the endurance,the tears (seriously I almost cried when I was about to cross the finishing line),the blisters and the pain.

Who knows,maybe one day,when my sons need a little push in life,when they find it hard to live it up or when the stress is far too insurmountable,I would then tell them about "My First Full Marathon" story.

Note : thank God for a prayer answered,I prayed for injury free run and I was granted one

Proudest of my life
P/S : The agony of Marathon running is nothing compared to this,"Papa I am so proud of you" 


24 comments:

  1. Bro, congratulation to you !! so good to hear that u did finish your maiden "FULL PBIM MARATHON"...thk Lord that though before the run you was feeling not well for it......worth it, worth it ,bro .....there are peoples shared this with you.!We will go for nexy year STD CHARTERED MARATHON 2013....Congrat to you n yr lovely wife too......BINGO...:-)

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    1. Ya,,next year we do the StanChart one ya

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  2. congrats bro!! :D I am sure the boys and your wifey are all proud of you!

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    1. Thanks dear,you should start running as well,you will fall in love,for sure

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  3. Congrats to you! Great job.

    Sub 5:30... means I would have seen you passed by as I was at the roundabout near Gold Coast resort supporting full marathoners arriving there.

    Pity didn't notice you otherwise we can take photo of you. Though I think you passed by us... were you making "supporting" noises there : let's go or something? :)

    Again, congrats to your FM!

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    1. Yes,I guess I was one of those crazy guys,who kept shouting out to other runners,"come,we can do it" "let's go" ,,I guess it was me,,,hahahahah

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  4. Congrats! You've made it! Worth the pain.

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  5. Congrats Eugene! *Applause
    Yours boys must be very proud of you.

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  6. Bravo! Bravo! Congrats!!! I'm also very proud of you!!! You did it!

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  7. Well done, eugene!! I finished my first half marathon too, of course the timing wasn't something to shout about ;P

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    1. Thanks Jamie,you can do the full as well,just believe in yourself ya

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    2. I think I'll do a few years of half before moving up ;) I barely finished the half anyways, need more training :P

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  8. Yeah! I am proud of you too, Eugene. Did you bump into lina? She was there too.

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    1. No I did not cos I was busy chatting up those "lian niu" full marathoners, hahahhahahah,Lina did half leh

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  9. I especially like the last paragraph..."Who knows,maybe one day,when my sons need a little push in life,when they find it hard to live it up or when the stress is far too insurmountable,I would then tell them about "My First Full Marathon" story."


    Well done Eugene! You have set a great example to your boys.

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  10. I like your last paragraph too. Like in the future when your sons are down and need a little push, you can use this story to inspire them. Win or lose is no matter. THe important thing is that you have try your best! And your family is always by your side.

    Congratulations Eugene. Keep up the good work.

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  11. Awesome bro! Congrats on a job well done. Next year, I'll be there for the run on the new bridge and we can meet up, hopefully :D

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    1. Thanks Nick,I am all fired up to run more already,,,, even thinking of going to KK to do the Ultra 50km hahahha

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  12. Good job Eugene!!
    This must be fun and happening!

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    1. indeed it was fun,you and hub should try running too

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