Woohoo! It’s been a while – no, not a while but a friggin’ long time since I last wrote here.
- I, for one reason or another, cancelled my participation in the Rinjani Altitude Run last August. Yes, I was that wimpy kid who could not even stick to an exercise routine and for my own sake ended up cancelling. I didn’t want to die half way up the course. All of my friends who did the race were either happily DNF or finishing beyond the CoT. And instead of rushing it back to the finish line, they stayed on the top, taking pictures and absorbing as much beauty they could take before heading back to the base camp with weak knees, aching ankles, near-hypothermia, and the rest of those joyful pains only trail runners get to feel. Envy? Nah.. ok, maybe just a little bit. Haha.
- To redeem myself from that wimpy kid status, I signed up for Bromo Marathon (21K) in September. So with that I could cross off my virgin-half-marathon status, and in turn reached my half-marathon target for this year. It was a great race…so worth all the blisters on my feet and I felt really happy finishing the race. How could I not have a blast if this is what I was running for…
Moving along… Sparrow will soon be catching up with Smaug in Middle Earth. LOL – not exactly. But yes, I’ll be going to New Zealand to do my Masters. YAY! Super excited. What’s even better is that I don’t have to pay for it :). Thank the Lord, my scholarship application was granted and I got a firm offer from my preferred university in Wellington. The windy city will be where I base myself for the next 2 years, starting from February 2015 :)
Five Fingers Tarawera Ultra…
hmm… what other races are there in NZ?
I’ll make sure to bring an Indonesian flag so I could spread it out just in case I get to cross the finish line of one of those races.. :)
More updates to come. Now, to get things rolling I need to renew my passport.