Malaysia's Little Dubai Dream along Putrajaya Boulevard

Fasting month is the month when the evils are locked up, so evidently the damnest battle we would have to overcome is the demon is us, or rather I will have to fight the demon in me.

Having LSDs with growing numbers strewn across Ramadhan is not pretty. I am not intimidated by the mileages, really. Night runs are not that bad to begin with, and during this holy month, ending a LSD with a sahur, and go very deep into sleep is heavenly. All the quiet arguments and collecting thoughts while slapping my trusted 1224 on the tarmac, are indeed mind boggling. So when I returned to a warm meal, and cold Milo... sleep is the next best thing.

Last night was the first night LSD this fasting month. I started at 10p.m. sharp, after looking around at no familiar faces, heading out to PICC. I thought since I'd be running alone, doing 2  PoJ - PICC laps would suffice before continuing from PoJ - PMO loop. Still, the scents in the air spooks me.
On my 2nd loop towards PICC, Ijam came out of the car in front of me. Apparently, he had been on a lookout when arriving late at site. I sighed relief at his sight, as I was running blind. No pace buddies, no conversations, no human contacts. The occassional drivers giving me 'you are insane!' looks, that I was interfering their privacy in their cars, alone with boyfriend/girlfriend doing whatever, did not help.

We started running together towards PMO later, with Ijam's illustrious friends - Roslan and Joe. Roslan is a beginner who did a strong 10k last night, and Joe is a surviving sole from series of killer diseases from bad lifestyle.
Joe ran with his music heard, with Celine Dion, Kitaro, etc. The music putting you to sleep - we had them last night before he retired to multiple blisters, running in Crocs. I know next time when I need some extra tunes, I'll keep Joe in mind :).

We split on my 21st km, and I ran solo for the remaining 7k with the guys fixing the Malaysian flags onto the streetlights between Menara PjH and the mosque. The lovebirds were long gone by now, and I picked up speed to finish fast.
One thing I must remember is the sensation to quit at that exact moment, but saying no bluntly to my face, and keep going. I was glad I did.

It was well after 2a.m. when I got home, showered and had my early sahur. The chicken pasta, protein shakes, cold Milo, few cracks of chocolate and a rerun of Kylie Kwong on AFC. I did not when I crawled from the sofa onto my bed. But I vividly remember cursing at myself for not stopping at McDonalds to grab a Sundae.

One fight won, 3 to go.

Comments

Diket said…
Aik?! Ingatkan macam ramai yang akan join? Mana Zaki?
KOOKY KASH said…
Great mileage there, Syah. Keep going!
amsyah said…
zaki anak demam, terpaksa ponteng. tak ramai lah... only zaki and ijam je originally

kash - how did you do for sundown baffles me... seriously
Yimster said…
Keep it up syah! Not easy to sometimes run alone but hey, you are in the right direction :)
KOOKY KASH said…
its all in the mind, syah. I love running the route alone.
IJAM said…
bukan roslan la geng aku tu, ramlan nama dia...
tapi lari semalam ok jugak...
my blog update dedicated to you...huhu...esok baru post...
June Malik said…
i dah gemuk bulan puasa tak buat apa2 .. jeles kat u all lari hehe , good one syah, keep up the good work!
deo said…
Syah, I wanted to run but 10pm is too early for me. Instead, I run my normal route in Shah Alam at 1am. Best apa running alone. Ignore the stares from people laa... next time kalau start at 12am or later, maybe I'll join :-)
IJAM said…
lari sorang malam2 bahaya la, kena rompak, molest, minimize the risk by running in groups.
tak kuasa i..aww..
amsyah said…
tim - not sure which direction lah eheheeh... but need to be on a lookout for injuries tho... a little worried the demanding mileages will hurt badly

kash - yes betul... but getting into the groove needs time

ijam - ok thanks. apologise to roslan/ramlan eh. eh apa dedicate blog entry nih... malu daaa....

june - jgn le camtu... i pun gemuk jugak, makan coklat je hahahh

deo - how long do you run? perhaps we could do it when the mileage peaks soon i.e. I'll start first and you join slightly later. lemme know

ijam - ke kau yg molest people with your eyes lalalalalalla
Zaki said…
Bro, sorry cldnt make it that nite. Halief demam pulak, tak sampai hati nak tinggalkan. Wifey ask me to go, dah siapkan bekal lagi, but once I decided not to go, no go lah. Other times ok?
..::EnAikAY::.. said…
Syah,
Ada nampak nenek kebayan kat belakang PICC tak?

Semangat kental macam kentang... well done!
Che said…
i didnt know! (ke aku yg tak tgk update) :P would be fun to join though. next time holla la ekk? :)
RaYzeef said…
syah congrats bro 28km gulp gulp...apa rahsia anda? makan kentang ye?

wah sampai PICC nenek kebayan tu lari...lain kali lari kena bawak RM2:)
ziff71 said…
Tabik..tabik. Bravo bro. I wish i could join but got other commitments and thinking of going to Putrajaya for 2 consecutive nights after terawikh did daunt me but may be next time I will join u, going 1/2 of whatever your menu is that nite :)
amsyah said…
zaki - no worries. family first :) be careful, tengah musim nih. hope halief is feeling better

Nik - ish touch wood hehhehe, dia dok TTDI je, kecuali lah Rais bagi tumpang gi Putrajaya

che - ada kat blog. busy kot. Takpe, kita cuba lagi.

Ray - takde apa nye dicongrats kan... tapi malam tu kalau batuk2 jangan marah le ye - kitorang ngumpat "bila lah si Ray nak buat Full... racun dia PBM jom?" hahahah

ziff - no worries... prektis beskal tu cepat, Powermeng dah dekat :)

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