I just signed up for the 42km KL International Marathon that's gonna happen in two weeks time.
The only reason I did it was because Eddie issued me a challenge, promising that he'll bank in USD50 for me if I managed to complete the whole 42 kays.
Now you know I am not one to back down from a challenge, because MY NAME IS KENNY SIA AND I HAVE TESTICLES THE SIZE OF COCONUTS DAMMIT! ;)
I hesitated at first because I know endurance is not my forte. Strength-wise I'm fine, I just don't have the stamina for a full-fledged marathon race.
Actually I DO have stamina, just not on my feet. Somewhere higher.
Regardless, I'm obviously not in it to win it - I just wanted to see if I have the perseverance to run the full 42 km.
There is one problem though: I've calculated my expenses to KL, and all-in-all I have to pay about RM700 for travel and accomodation. That is NOT good for someone who's been living with an expanding credit card debt for the past few months.
I'm looking for corporate sponsors to finance my trip to KL. As a once-off offer only, I'm selling 1-month image advertisement space on kennysia.com for just RM300 (that's SGD130, or USD80). Not many media that can offer 13000 daily audience for that price, so long as you're clear that you're sponsoring Kenny Sia and not Michael Johnson, it's a pretty good deal. E-mail me at im [at] kennysia.com for details.
Just submitted my application form and booked my AirAsia flight to KL on the 4th March. The competition is happening 5am on the 5th March and I'm probably gonna pass out from exhaustion in the hotel room immediately after the marathon [Sorry Lainey, no more La Bodega this time]. Hmmm... do you think AirAsia flights have room for stretchers?
Speaking of which, having the competition start at 5am is damn ridiculous. Bloody hell, 5am is NOT the time to run ok, it's the time I go to SLEEP.
Heck, they ought to have a competition JUST to see if I can wake up before 5am.
Come to think of it, me taking up the marathon challenge is a really bad idea.
It's bad because:
1. I've never participated in a marathon race ever before.
2. The only training I had was walking around KLCC for 3 hours carrying Nicole's shopping bags.
3. All the other contestants look like this.
And I look like this.
But heck, I've signed up already.
I just hope I can still feel my legs after the race.