1. I told Prof. Olivier that I was gonna do a marathon, he wished me good luck by saying, “Hopefully you are gonna win.” Because of the bombing at Boston Marathon one week before, I replied to him like, “Hopefully there will be no bombing…”
2. I was trying to get my marathon package one day before the marathon day. The girl who was volunteering at the registration desk was wearing a medical heel boot, because her foot was hurt. I kidded her like, “So, your foot’s got hurt already?!”
3. I was doing the security bag check before the marathon, when a photographer was taking photo of the police officer, who was kidding like, “Hey, there is a much better-looking officer on the other end. He may be more helpful…”
4. We were hanging out in the kitchen and people tried to convince me to drink with them by saying drinking is good to health. Even Teddy was saying the same. So I kidded them like, “Come on, Teddy. You are an engineer. You are supposed to be smarter than those guys…”
After people laughed, I completed my sentence further like, “… even though you only have a bachelor degree…”
I did a marathon last Sunday. I thought I could get it done under 4 hours, but my left knee started to hurt after around 10 miles. So I had to walk extremely slowly for the last 10 miles.
But I am still happy with it, not only because I finished it, but also because my first half Marathon is 1 hour 53 minutes, which is decent for a first time runner even though my knee hurt for the last 3 miles. I am gonna do more training and hopefully do better next time!!!