Mile 21 was when I knew the real marathon would start for me. This is when my body started wanting to give up, ask for forgiveness, and want to walk, all while my mind wanted to keep pushing. It’s always an internal battle between the two of them, in which the mind mostly wins. I … Continue reading Paris marathon 2022 – race time! // part three
The course was mostly flat, with some downhills, some uphills, and some cobblestone streets. The most memorable uphill didn’t come until mile 20.5. What a killer. It was a long uphill, not very steep, but long enough to make you suffer and wonder if it would ever end. Luckily, it did after about two minutes. … Continue reading Paris marathon 2022 – race time! // part two
It was 9am and Dennis and I are racing after having waited for close to two hours in the cold morning of Paris. It was Dennis’ first full marathon so as soon as we started, I told Dennis, “do your own race, don’t run with me.” Since we were aiming for different times and would … Continue reading Paris marathon 2022 – race time! // part one
I woke up around 6am, had water, and stretched first thing in the morning as I normally do – habits are an incredible way to achieve what you want. Right after this, Philipp and Dennis, my friends from studying abroad in Hong Kong, came over as they were also racing that day. Then we all … Continue reading Paris marathon 2022 – sleeping, preparing, and waiting
It was Saturday and my body and mind were both excited and nervous. It’s a rare feeling. You’d think that I’m used to running marathons and would not be nervous at all, but it’s the complete opposite. I didn’t know how it would go. It’s been over two years since I both traveled internationally or … Continue reading Paris marathon 2022 – the day before
No successful individual ever got to where he or she is today by not working hard, leaving pleasure aside, and sacrificing weekends. Unless you’re a trusted baby. That’s what I remind myself everyday when I wake up and after dinner hours. I’m constantly trying to hack my brain, body and life at the same time, … Continue reading My life marathon.