Monday, May 28, 2007

Battle with the Storm (Literally)

My Testimony may this encourage those who read
As some of you all know, I have just returned from Bintan Olympic Triathlon 1.5km Swim 40km Cycle 10km Run. Its really Christ's mercy, grace, glory power that I finish that race. Thank you Lord! For that protection, strengtth and drive. This race glory and my worship is to u alone!

Swim (Most Heart burning)

It started with a 1.5km swim, sea was clear not choppy. But having 500+ triathletes swimming, its like in a washing machine! Haha, swim was ok except for the grabbing, pushing, and struggling. Came out of the water pretty front.

Cycle (Most GOD Blessed Part)
Went into Transition T1, came out with my bike and ride. just 100m and I crashed into 2 cyclists as 1 of them try to cut into my lane. I shouted and yet he still came into my lane. Thus crashing and skidded. Back, Knee, Hands have major abrasions and bleeding everywhere. Bike handle also gone case. Manage to get up and rode. Honestly I was pretty angry and demoralised already. It was not just pain, but it was the feeling that like "ARGH out of all days!"

The most exciting part is yet to come. After like 1km. Dark clouds covered the sky. And it showered like crazy. And I did not mean drizzle, its like pouring cats and dogs plus lightning. Cycling at 30-35km/hr the rain was like needles to my skin. (thank GOD for my shades, 1st time every1 wear shades in rain. U C I TOLD u its performance) Had to battle wind, rain, storm,pain, fatigue, discouragement and my opponents all at once. Woohoo. Cycling against the wind and rain left half the time my face to be constipated LOL, talking to GOD was my motivation.

Run (Most Challenging)
As I got down on my bike, slightly in front of Kelvin Ching. Seeing him spurred me on and I went for the run. The storm stopped, sun up. And I ran into the 1st obstacle which was the killer hills. The hills were so high its like running Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Entrance. No Kidding. And running 4 of those in each loop. 8 in total. Imagine my legs? lol Burst man! Nothing could have trained me for the hills. As everyone walked up, I wanted to as well but u guess what I saw. RAINBOW!!

Rainbow signifies GOD's promise to us (read Exodus), as I remember I pushed on knowing his promises are for me to claim. Took on every hill running, even when I was like ARGHHHH.

Finished 6th in my category, 2:56:35 my 1st OD triathlon and was very happy it was under 3hr as that's the goal.

Have u ever wonder, why would a rainbow appear after a storm? I mean yea its the light and water prism thing. But don't you think GOD out of all things create such a wonderful purpose of a rainbow?

Out of all Storms, remember HIS Promise for you to claim!


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