I know it's crazy seeing how I have the headaches and wind in my stomach (see this post) but I went for a 5km Compression Run this morning. But you know what? Every morning I actually wake up feeling fantastic. On top of the world. No wind. No headache. The headaches and wind only come after I eat. So as long as I don't eat, I'm great.
Hubs was okay if I pulled out of the run but I thought the exercise would go me good. Last night though, I had a big headache and great difficulty purging the wind. The only thing on my mind was how sad I would be if I really couldn't run. Finally after much Pilates, I was headache and wind-free! And yes, this morning I made sure I didn't eat anything before I left for the run.
I almost forgot to tell you that this Compression Run was originally scheduled for March 29 this year. Unfortunately, it fell on the same day as Lee Kuan Yew's funeral. Remember Lee Kuan Yew? I queued 3 hours and 10 mins to pay my respects. (this post) The organisers of Compression Run were too much of a weakling to carry on with the run so it was postphoned to today.
The first thing I didn't like about this run is stupid hubs signed up for the half marathon 21km. His flag off was 4:30am. My flag off was 8:30am. There was no way I could hang around for 4 hours. So I went on my own. I left home at 6:10am! It was dark. The starting point of the race was at a location I wasn't familiar with - Marina East Drive. It's a terrible location and that's the second thing I don't like about this run.
The MC was killing time and saw hubs hanging around.
MC: Are you here to support anyone?
MC: I see you have finished the 21km. What can you tell me about the run?
Hubs: Very long.
MC: I think you're here to support someone because I see a lady taking photos of you.
Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands and The Singapore Flyer was fantastic. The first two km I ran very slowly because I wasn't sure how fit I was. The third km, I ran a bit faster. But I lacked energy. I so wanted to stop for water breaks but I didn't. I couldn't risk any problems with wind and headaches. There were many runners and you have to fight for your space. I wish there were signages for the last km because I usually run faster at the final km. I started to wonder how much more I have to run so I took out my phone from my fanny pack and at that moment, I went round a corner. My app said I had almost completed 5km. I looked up and realised I was so close to the finish line. Still no FINISH sign. I high-fived a couple of people cheering us on and ran for the finish line.
Of course we did the obligatory but very enjoyable photos posing.