As I was about to write this post, just realize my one and only beloved smartphone (LiRong) is giving up his life. LiRong has been with me for many years now. I think it's about time for me to let him go peacefully soon. I am trying my best to scout for LiRong replacement. Heol! Why am I all excited to find a new one? Bad Rina! No sense of loyalty at all. huhuhuhuh
Anyway, back to my title, my first virtual run.... the story begin when I was sitting on my treadmill after my usual morning walk. I manage to complete on 2km that day. My knee is giving up even at 1km. Adding another 1km was a heavy task for me. Even until yesterday, I feel suffering to the max just to complete 1km. By the way, I did wear a knee guard to protect my bad knee. The pain will suffer throughout the week every time after the morning walk. I have been turning my feeling off. Ignoring the pain for my whole well being sake. I shut myself off and decided not to pamper myself with such at the self pitiless feeling.
I decided to get myself a motivation. I need a carrot to push myself harder. 2km? Huh! I can do more. I was telling myself. Browsed the google play searching for the virtual run. I found this app called 'JomRun'. I don't hesitate to install it. I was excitedly, to sign up for every cute poster run. So within 10 minutes of installing, I end up signed up for freaking three virtual run. It was at almost 12 midnight that day. Damn! I am so greedy! I even consider myself posses by one greedy ghost that night.
The next day, woke up regretting my last night irresponsible activities blew up almost RM100 for three virtual runs sign up fees. What have I done? The whole day keeps repeating the same word to myself. Why? Why? Why? Why Rina? Why did you do that?
Then the next day, I woke up with the feeling...Gosh! looking back at the e-ticket. I was like....this is so cute! I made a good choice! Urgh!!! me cannot avoid any cute things at all. I signed up for 2 Valentines day run and one Unicorn run. I bet T-Shirt would be cute like its name. hahaha...What am I going to do with my cute little thing fetish?
Like I said! I need a carrot. Carrot to motivate me to move forward and to walk more instead of just freaking 2km. I have the carrot now. So, can I perform? This is my biggest challenge. So every morning I try to do 5km. Never succeeded. I seriously feel pain to my ass just to complete 1km. I distracted myself with movies and kdrama just to do more than 1km.
This morning, woke up with determination to just press start on the apps to complete the 5km. I barely do more than 4km during my usual morning training. But....again...don't know which ghost posses me this morning. I end up press 'START' on the Virtual 5km Valentine's Day Run. Damn! Die! Die! must complete this right? I walk and walk and walk...as fast as I can. I was sweating a bucket. The sweat even drips into my eyes and it stinks my eyes badly. Regret for not to keep any tissue or towel closer to me. Non-stop walking....by the time it hits 2km, I was like almost giving up. But the money spent which is RM29.90 to purchase the ticket keeps floating around my head. I push myself another 1km. Heol! I hit 4km in a blink. Then the devil inside me keeps whispering...you are in pain. Do you want to destroy your own knee?
But then as the devil was whispering the cute Valentine's day T-Shirt, my first ever medal in entire life and the certificate which will make me proud ever....is floating around my head. I need to keep moving. A bit more... a bit more....I can do this!
Tadahhhhhh...I did it! Happy! Happy! I was satisfied with myself. Most importantly, I don't give up this morning even though I feel this is really hard and impossible, especially with my old age stamina.
Finally, proud to announce, I completed first-ever run for my entire life. Yeah! I never join any run or marathon even during school days. I was that girl who always tries her best to avoid PE class in any chance possible. I even avoided Sports day for many years in a row. No..no...I don't regret doing that at all. I did it, because I don't like to be among the crowd.
Moral of this long-winded story, I can do more than I thought. I just need some motivation to push my limit.