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Monday, April 27, 2009

How Ironic

I remember when I was growing up in the village (yes, saya berasal dari kampung), our mothers or grandmothers or great great great grandmothers would always ask us to put on the blanket up to the neck when we got fever so that it would make us sweat and get rid of the high body temperature.

In the modern medication world, the doctors would ask those who have fever to take cold shower, or to wipe the body with iced-cold napkin, or to lower down the air condition temperature in the ward, so that our body temperature decreases the soonest possible.

Hmm, how ironic it is. I tried to think.

I was out of the office (better terms rather than "taking emergency leave") for three days last week, sleeping in the ward room of the Damansara Specialist Hospital to accompany my dearest daughter who fell sick, thus my hiatus from the bloghosphere arena for a week. Monday to Wednesday I was in the ward room, Thursday and Friday was busy-gile-nak-mampus at the office to recover the piled up works.

That was how I spent my last week, roughly speaking.

Thank goodness, after 6 days staying in the prestigious hospital (where the bill amount is higher than the building itself), my daughter was discharged last Saturday and is recovering well at home with dearest wifey, Alhamdulillah.

Now that I'm back to my normal life routine, I hope to be able to start the necessary training for my first attempt of a 42km run, i.e. full marathon which is going to take place in a mere 2 months from now. Or, 9 weekends from now, or 61 days to be more precise.

To be frank, I don't have any detailed training plan from today till the race day. With the target just to finish the run within cut off time injury free, my plan is to peak myself (i.e. to be able to run 3 hours at least) by the middle of next month, if it is not too late prior to the race day since I still need to do the tapering as well.

Oh gosh, I'm so clueless now. But, what concerns me now for the race day are:

1) Where am I going to do my Subuh prayer on the race day? The run will start at 5am, and I'm not sure whether there will be suitable places for me to perform my morning prayer during the run. Feel free to throw in advices if you have any.

2) With who am I going to carpool? I don't have the luxury of having more than one car in KL (wifey may need to be using the car), plus I don't really know how to drive to the starting point, plus I'm the type of person that if I'm going to have to wake up at 3am in the morning by myself, and to drive without knowing exactly where to go in KL for the sake of running 42 km for the first time in my life, I know it is very unlikely that it is going to happen. Hahaha...

Actually I have more concerns about this marathon, it's only that I'm not sure what am I really concerning about. Actually I'm scared because I have not started any training yet

It's good to have idea of what to blog about be back.


KOOKY KASH said...

Hope your girl is doing well. Damansara hospital is v.v.v, expensive.

Subuh prayers: That means start at the back and do your prayers behind parked car or bushes. Bring newspapers/one litre bottle of water for sejadah/wuduk/wash up resp. etc.

You can ride to race area with me. Get yr wife to send you to Taman Tun? Race starts at 5am, need to be there by 4.00am, so can you come over by 3.30am?

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Thanks for the advice Kash.

Yeah, when i looked at the hospital bill, I almost get myself warded due to micro-heart-attack.. hehehee.

I appreciate your offer for the car pool. I'll try to make sure I wake up at 3am. Hihi. Tenkiu, tenkiu.

bola2api said...

try ask this guy.., jamil. he normally do kl marathon and during the event he prayed at masjid dekat2 pudu, i think

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Thanks Aini.