Running with a group of friends normally won't make you feel so mentally tired, regardless of the distance covered. But, this morning was something different. I felt a bit tired. Not due to running, but due to laughing. It brought a new meaning to the abbreviation LSD.
As planned, we gathered at Bukit Aman this morning for a long run. When the five of us met, the laughing session began. We get to know that two other weekend warriors were lost in their battle with alarm clocks and blankets. Poor them, they didn't manage to join us.
I was surprised I could still manage to wake up at 5am, inspite of just having less than 4 hours of sleep. The traffic up from JB to KL last night was pretty bad at some places, and the bus express driver could only drive as fast. And since Puduraya is closed for renovation now, having to touch down at Bukit Jalil temporary bus terminal with that nightmare-ish grid-lock prolonged my journey home even longer.
During my first few clicks of the run this morning, I kept on checking my running legs as sometimes, if I fail to get sufficient sleep, they might feel as heavy as lead. Fortunately today, perhaps by getting the aura from these strong runners around me, my legs felt ok for the long run. So, I kept on moving with my new practice of hydrating myself every 10 minutes.
With every plod we made from Bukit Aman, through Matrade and finally taking a short break at Petronas Hartamas, we never really stopped talking and making jokes and laughing. Acara lambung-melambung pagi tadi memang best. All the way through.
The spirit for doing a long run this morning was maintained on a higher level, without any discount being made to the original running route plan. We returned back to Bukit Aman from Hartamas on the same route as we came in. In fact, we almost did more than we first ought to do. We were “this close” to be doing the Double Hill on our way back. But, maybe in the next session ajelah.
I'm not really sure of the exact distance of our run today. Maybe 23km, maybe 22km. Nevertheless, my 2hr22min timing should be a good kick start for another marathon training season. With 7 more weekends to go, I should make full use of them if I don't want to suffer at the race, again.
It was a great run, because of the group of friends who were around. We had a good time, laughing and chatting along the run. The lambung-melambung session that went on and on, entitled for a new meaning of LSD;
If you want to add some humour juice in your blood during a run, come and join us. Hahaha... peace!
P/s: For the unfamiliar, LSD actualy stands for Long Slow Distance running.
P/s: Kepada yang terlibat secara langsung dalam drama di atas, jangan marah aaaaa...