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For once, everything went right, nothing went wrong, and I had a good race! Hilly and hot, and 500m longer than last year’s route, I shaved over a minute off my time and clinched 4th place. Training aside, I was mentally stronger this year. Whenever I felt like slowing down, I repeated the mantra ‘I love to run’ in time with my cadence. It still wasn’t easy to keep going but despite nausea on the final 2 km, I did it. I had no clue where I was placed until I received the 4 th place tag at the finish line. What a nice surprise! I wandered around dehydrated but too nauseous to eat while waiting for the prize-giving ceremony, wearing that tag with tremendous pride, meeting old friends and new. All in all, MPIB 2014 was a blast. Take that Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis (PTT), your ass just got kicked!

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8 comments

  1. Congratulations!

    I love reading your blog. I admire your discipline and commitment to running! You show me how much can one achieve with hardwork and determination.

    Continue to write about your running tales. Hopefully, you’ll remain injury free for 2014 and beyond!

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    • Thank you so much for your encouragement. I hope to write some general posts this year about starting to run, running in the tropics, etc. once I’ve done the research required. And then there will be the build-up to the MWM Half Marathon in March-yikes!

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  2. Your PTT totally got told!!
    Yuss!
    So glad you had a good race, especially with the pressure from the last post!
    Your success also gives me hope that I don’t have to let this silly condition get the better of me.
    Congrats again!
    You got stuff!

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    • Thank you! I won 400rm worth of New Balance vouchers (about 120 USD) which I will certainly enjoy spending, though not on shoes since I’m such a Brooks Adrenaline GTS devotee now 🙂 I’m not going to grow too smug and complacent over my PTT mind you, as I’m still doing physio every week, but I do hope that by continuing to develop my ankle stability and wearing the right shoes I’ll be Ok.

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