PBIM 2011 Expectations

The Penang Bridge International Marathon 2011 is just another 2 days away. Well, sort of and this will be Daniel Chew’s first full 42km marathon run and the venue is Penang. Why Penang? How do I feel right now? Though I ran the PBIM 21km last year too.

Penang Bridge View 2008

It makes me feel super excited to run my first full marathon in Penang because the venue is on the bridge itself. I also feel that this place also bring back lots of memories which goes back all the way to 2008. Well, let’s talk about the marathon first. I am also afraid if I could actually finish the marathon and get the medal at least. Have I taken enough precautions? Am I actually ready to run my first marathon? Can I do it within 6 hours? All these are making my adrenaline rush.

Anyway, like I said, it brings us back all the way to 2008 when I had my first crazy time with the people I knew then.

DanielCtw and Aaronwoolala in Penang 2008

Imagine how much we all changed? I might not be as thin as before. Well time flies. It was 2008 and during that time, I do not even know the meaning of running in any runs. Fast forward 3 years, and now I am taking part in running events. By the way, that’s me and Aaron at the foreground. If you can squint your eyes a little, you can actually see that it is Willaz and Wendy at the background. It has been such a long time since I met them.

Well, all thanks to a cute chatbox that brought most of us to get to know each another. Thank you ShoutOut (formerly shoutoutlounge.com) for letting us know each other even though most of us have already past that stage, and moved on with our different daily lives. The chatbox is now dead though, so no girls for newcomers to ‘buaya‘.

Funny ShoutOut Penang Pose Time 2008

Those funny times. Maybe we can relish those memories once more. I am sure we can. The time when we were known as the Southern Trio. Anyway, too excited about the run, I cannot really concentrate as to what I am writing right now. Maybe that is how it should be. So wish me luck as I will be running on Sunday. By the time this post is up, I should be on the way or already in Penang.

Welcome back Char Koay Teow, Koay Zhiap and Assam Laksa. Woo hoo!!! All this I will enjoy after running the PBIM 2011.

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