I felt broken down since Ipoh International Run. I am grounding myself since then due to ankle pain and flu. I only managed to replace last Saturday LSD into the Bersih 2.0 Rally @ KL. So look like mileage for this month will be only about 100km. Btw, I guess this is not really my concern. I missed the running and perhaps the endorphins.
My mind is really disturbed by the country in havoc (caused by you know who) since early last week. This is the time I need running the most, but I have to ground myself. Lucky, I attended the rally. You wont believed what I found from it. Apart from the Real Malaysian sprites (WE UNITED AS MALAYSIAN) I actually felt the similar feeling when I am standing amongst with other runners at the starting line and running the race! I walked in the rain for few kilometers and felt good!
Yup, as usual I am late for the rally. I only reached Chinese Assembly Hall around 1:45pm. Heard the actions are ON at Jalan Pudu and wish to join them by walking down from Jalan Sultan. Some of the crowd retrieved back from Jalan Pudu, and we joined and marched towards Stadium from Jalan Hang Jebat. We faced more peaceful FRU and police at Changkat Stadium. Waited there for about 1 hour and few leaders (inclusive Chua Jui Meng) did few rounds of negotiation with the police but still no go. We then marched back to Jalan Sultan and towards Central Market. We met up with few rounds of FRU tears gas when we turned from Jalan Sultan to Central Market. What have we done to deserve this treatment? I don’t know, we only walk peacefully and chanting Bersih. Later Wong Chin Huat leaded us to sing Negaraku, reciting the 8 requests of Bersih 2.0 and we all peacefully dispersed (btw, the FRU & Police still shooting tears gas to us).
1. Clean the electoral roll
2. Reform postal ballot
3. Use of indelible ink
4. Minimum 21 days campaign period
5. Free and fair access to media
6. Strengthen public institutions
7. Stop corruption
8. Stop dirty politics
|Dataran Merdeka, 26 June 2011|
|Dataran Merdeka, 9 July 2011|
As most of the central regions LRT/Commuter stations are closed, I walked few more kilometers to Station Bank Negara (yup, the usual station that you wont missed if you doing your BA - Hartamas LSD). Along the way, I can’t help myself to take another picture of Dataran Merdeka. It’s the venue for KL Marathon just 2 weeks ago, and now Gov decided to lock it down from a peaceful rally.
I know some runners will not like my way of mixing things up, but this is how I feel it. It’s all part of our life. No way you can separate me and running and my others interests. Running made me stronger and more energetic, so, I can spend more time to look & care those issues that touches my heart, and even contribute my share to it.
Until next time.