A mini marathon was held yesterday at SMJK Nan Hwa. Of course, as students, we ought to enter the run. And so, I took part. At first, I was having a stomach ache and I intended to give up. I rarely sign up for sports event, so it is quite obvious that I'm not an avid runner I can't stand the panting, sweating and headache caused by running for a long distnace. But I wanted to prove myself capable of jogging a distance of 3 kilometers. So, I opted for the harder choice : run with all my might.
With a loud beep sound, the race started. The 15-year-old girls began to rush out of the school gate, and at the same time pushing at one another to keep them behind. I followed on and ran steadily with a constant speed which was not too fast nor slow.
I kept on running slowly and eventually, I started to surpassed a few of the contestants. To my surprise, my legs didn't itch this time. It was a miracle!
When I reached Taman Bunga Raya, I strive as hard as I could. I wanted to get shortlisted as one of the top tens. Despite the fact that my head was aching and spinning in circles, I still wanted to go on, because I had a wager with my dad, and secondly, I wanted to prove my own ability.
200 meters...100 meters...50 meters...and I crossed the finishing line, exhausted and thirsty and feeling like I was going to pass out. I could feel my nerves and heart pulsating, and my head spinning. I was totally out of breath. After registering as the seventh runner, I went to the classroom, feeling extremely tired. I drank half a bottle of water which I brought in the morning.
After approximately 5 minutes, I heard someone entering the classroom. Looking up, I saw Kah Yee. I asked him whether he had won and he replied "4th." Later on, he asked me and I said "第七 (Seventh)." He stared at me surprisingly, asking " What! You got first?!"
"NO...It's 第七,not 第一 ..."I said, feeling funny. If I really got first, then it must be a miracle!
After some time, Adely came in and I asked her to do me a favour. She agreed. When I was going to give her the parcel, suddenly Kah Yee came back into the class and sit on his place. Adely and I looked at each other and burst into laughter.
Not long afterwards, my classmates came back one by one, all of them looking exhausted. My friend Rachel came in too. Then, her beaus came and tried to chit chat with her. A big one and a small one. Ting Hui then made fun of the smaller boy's father's name.( I will omit this part. )
We waited and waited until the prize-giving-ceremony. I was so anxious and nervous at the same time. Then, the glorious moment arrived. I stepped on the fleet of stairs that lead to the stage with a feeling that's mixed up with happiness, pride, anxiety and gratefulness. I received the prize from Puan Cheng and went down the stairs on the other side. It happened so fast that I doubt the truth that it really happened!
When I got out of the hall, I examined my bronze medal happily. But when I flipped to the other side, I noticed that this was the medal for the fourth winner and not for the seventh! I got the wrong medal and this medal --- it belongs to Pei Di, who won the fourth place! Where's my medal then?
Jia Yi walked towards me and claimed that she had also received the wrong medal. She got fifth but the medal was for the sixth winner.
After the ceremony was ended, we went to see Pn. Toh, but she said that our own medals have been took accidentally by other students and that we have to find them on our own!
What to do?
On Monday, we are going to find Li Qi or Mei Yin to check if they've took ours unintentionally. So, my story about the marathon ends here.
Have a happy weekend!~*