Charity, Fitness, Uncategorized SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL MARATHON…. HERE I COME! 7 September 2009




I signed up for the Shanghai International Marathon!!

eBay is organising a team of us and we’re also going to be raising money for charity… which is about 80% of the reason why I wanted to do it. As you probably know, I’m quite lazy and would much prefer sitting my ass on the couch getting fat, rather than run. But eBay’s going to get us to receive donations and they’ll go to charity – to help out orphans in China. So I decided I HAVE to do it now 😛

It is HARD running outside in Shanghai. The roads aren’t smooth/flat, they’re really dusty and dirty, and the air is really polluted. So it’ll be a huge challenge for sure. I’m going to do the 21KM run, the half-marathon. Not the full one ‘cos I’m not allowed as I have a bad knee (after I dislocated it a few years back, it never quite healed despite months of physiotherapy). Not sure if I can even do the 21KM but I will try!!

Anyway, we had our 1st training run over the weekend.. and I dragged Chris along, heh. We ran 8KM! It felt awesome. We were actually meant to do 6KM, but then I insisted I wanted to run another round (which is 2KM) and so everyone else had to jog too, *lol*! I felt bad forcing everyone to do that.. but we all did it so yay 🙂


Our logo

Our running group! Rex the trainer is on the far-left of the pic –
he ran 10KM to the gardens, then another 8KM with us *mind boggles*

Reaaallllyyy unattractive pic of me nearing the ‘finish’ line, 8KM later! *sweats*

YAY!!!!!! We did it!

Stretching afterwards. Can you spot Chris and I? 😛

Really really really cute pic of Chris


26 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on September 7, 2009 at 2:33 am

    To be fair, nobody looks good running. Congrats on finishing.

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    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 7:49 am

      Haha well, i guess that’s true. I hate candid photos in general!

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  • am_klutz posted on September 7, 2009 at 2:38 am

    You go girl 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 7:50 am

      Ummmm we’ll see whether i can actually follow through on the 21KM first, hee. It’s sooooo far!!! and my knee is crap 🙁

      Reply
  • rollagirl9 posted on September 7, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Nice one Bev! So proud of you for doing this – and amazed that you can run that far! Can I sponsor you?

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    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 7:52 am

      Not sure yet.. hehe. Chris is worried cos of my dislocated/wonky knee but i reaaallly wanna do it!

      I dunno how sponsorship works yet hehe, but when I figure it out I’ll let you know, thanks sooo much!

      Reply
  • blissfultyrant posted on September 7, 2009 at 3:24 am

    🙂 yay!!!

    happy training! Enjoy the runs with Chris!

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    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 7:54 am

      Heh poor chris getting dragged along! he was NOT happy having to run 8KM 😉

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      • blissfultyrant posted on September 7, 2009 at 8:38 am

        aww? well he will enjoy it in no time!!! 😛

        I feel that running together helps brings you closer to each other.. especially having to give & take on the runs.. (be it pacing, encouraging one another etc)

        as for you? take it easy on your legs!

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  • starbucksweetie posted on September 7, 2009 at 2:33 am

    To be fair, nobody looks good running. Congrats on finishing.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 7:49 am

      Haha well, i guess that’s true. I hate candid photos in general!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on September 7, 2009 at 2:38 am

    You go girl 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 7:50 am

      Ummmm we’ll see whether i can actually follow through on the 21KM first, hee. It’s sooooo far!!! and my knee is crap 🙁

      Reply
  • rollagirl9 posted on September 7, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Nice one Bev! So proud of you for doing this – and amazed that you can run that far! Can I sponsor you?

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    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 7:52 am

      Not sure yet.. hehe. Chris is worried cos of my dislocated/wonky knee but i reaaallly wanna do it!

      I dunno how sponsorship works yet hehe, but when I figure it out I’ll let you know, thanks sooo much!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on September 7, 2009 at 11:07 am

    well done you!!

    i like it that he runs with ya! 😉

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    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 1:33 pm

      Hehe not sure how long it will last tho.. he was not v keen!

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  • thienlan posted on September 7, 2009 at 11:11 am

    well done!
    I can see a white guy in the back, cute!

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    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 1:34 pm

      He’s actually a French guy! But speaks chinese, very cool

      Reply
  • blissfultyrant posted on September 7, 2009 at 3:24 am

    🙂 yay!!!

    happy training! Enjoy the runs with Chris!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 7:54 am

      Heh poor chris getting dragged along! he was NOT happy having to run 8KM 😉

      Reply
      • blissfultyrant posted on September 7, 2009 at 8:38 am

        aww? well he will enjoy it in no time!!! 😛

        I feel that running together helps brings you closer to each other.. especially having to give & take on the runs.. (be it pacing, encouraging one another etc)

        as for you? take it easy on your legs!

        Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on September 7, 2009 at 11:07 am

    well done you!!

    i like it that he runs with ya! 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 1:33 pm

      Hehe not sure how long it will last tho.. he was not v keen!

      Reply
  • thienlan posted on September 7, 2009 at 11:11 am

    well done!
    I can see a white guy in the back, cute!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 1:34 pm

      He’s actually a French guy! But speaks chinese, very cool

      Reply

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