3R International Marathon 2015

My partner in crime Yun Ling

It was my first event, The 3R International Marathon 2015 in Putrajaya with my hubby and my two daughters. This time, I signed up for the 5km fun run because I wanted to run with my girls.

The location which was in front of the Palace of Justice, was a great location for a carnival. A stage had been set up for performances as part of the carnival.

Putrajaya wasn’t hilly but a lot of elevations from bridges and highways. The road was smooth and spacious and my daughters and I enjoyed the view and the serenity of the parks and beautiful flowers. I even bumped into my partner in crime during our working days with Genting Resorts Berhad, Yun Ling.
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The ACIS Penang Bridge Run 2014

My best friend, Melissa Pragasam

A race to remember and treasure for life…..Why? Well, it was the ACIS Penang Bridge Run 2014 and for the first time it was on the new 2nd bridge.

A race that I will always remember, running with my best friend, Melissa as well as my soul mate, My hubby, Segar Rajoo. A combo and awesome package deal! 60,000 runners signed up for this race! Running the 10km race is amazing but doing it with my BFF and hubby is a completely different feeling of pride altogether.

We the runners are a bunch of crazy people! Why? Well, we pay money to put ourselves through immense pain and called it fun and awesome! We compare our injuries and worn out soles of shoes like they were awards and trophies to be proud of!
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I run because I can!

Christine Wong

I run because I can……and as long as I can, I will!! Why? Well, I know it sounds a  little crazy, but here’s my story.

You see, 3 years ago…..my life came crumbling down and at that very moment in my life, my life just took a sharp turn. My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer and everything just stopped! It felt like thousands of needles pierced into my heart at that very moment. I was numb, depressed and overweight and my greatest fear is that I am also on high risk chances of getting cancer. I am a mother of three children, two beautiful girls and a wonderful son. But instead of acknowledging that voice within, I filled the void with lots of comfort food and lack of exercise.

Then, my beloved husband took me for a vacation to Phuket, Thailand, we went for a short hike that made something in me awoke. In that moment, for the very first time in I don’t remember how long, I began to feel alive again. It was if I was being reinvigorated by the energy of the sea, the waves, the forest and the breeze. Running became  my mission! If your goal doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you! My husband is my greatest motivator. We run together for most of the races. This was the truth… I run because I can!

While reflecting on the many lessons learnt on this journey, one of the most important is to “always do what you think it is impossible..but always remember to make the impossible be possible!

“So live healthy, live boldly, live big.” Don’t ask me why I run but ask yourself why you don’t!

I can be contacted via chrisywong@outlook.com