Sunday, September 11, 2011

nikeplus versus abahplus

so today was my first day in clinical years. approximately 2 years and 8 months to go until we finish this so-called medical school marathon. introductory speech was really inspiring, and in a way hit you in your face why did you wanted so badly to be enrolled in a med school since you're a little girl. oh yeah, MY DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO EVERYONE for your prayers, support and encouragement that I finally made it to year 4 :-)

your patience and undying support meant the world to me. 

so, on a fine day like this, nothing is more interesting than a good run. i haven't run for so long, i was worried i couldn't make it. but i guess i've improved quite ok that i ran 1 mile non-stop. and i would hate to admit i was smiling half the way, didn't know running has gotten me this much. hehe.

but i only did 2.4 miles today - which is in abah's standard would be "hek eleh...." only. 

the best running companion.

when i started walking-running i realized the importance of a good running partner. well, no one beats abah in this case. he's like the most competitive partner - well, along would be too but i'm waaaay out of his league. but abah is different. it's the way he talked me to do more than i think i could, and he'd tell me i slow him down pushes me out of my comfort zone. 

"when you see someone older than you runs faster than you, you should try follow his pace - then you'll improve. take him as a challenge". 

well, abah IS a challenge to me, he's 60 this year and he's still so fit. but due to some physical condition he can't do strenous activity but i know he doesn't get tired so easily. usually i would start off walking with abah the first round, then the second i would follow my nikeplus coach regimen which is a mix of running and walking - so when i'm going to start running, i would say to abah "ok, bye ikah nak lari..." i would take off and when i'm back to walking abah will be right behind me and i'd be like "abah lari ehh???" and he'd go like "mana ada...abah jalan je...pun boleh kejar kamu". - i know he ran! 

running without abah sucks. i would love to hear him talk about things around us - but now i'm just listening to my running playlist. 

No comments: