Tuesday, June 09, 2009
I havent had music in a longg time.
After going on a self-imposed ipod quarantine, due to the fear of going deaf from prolonged exposure to loud music in the ear canal, I finally opened my itunes on the laptop today to listen to a little dave brubeck and glenn miller :) very refreshing indeed!! Wish there was some place in SG I can go to enjoy these songs. possibly dance to them! that would be nice :)
speaking of music, zouk's mambo 3-in-1 CD is out! I want!!! hahahahaha
Mrs Brightside at 10:12 pm (0) comments
haha, my turn to apologize now :( sorry for a) the lack of updates and b) the no-show on sunday!! :( i really wanted to come, but that infected nerve/sinus thing resulting in root canal treatment is no joke. ask hongyi! i think as a result of the root canal treatment i've developed side effects, namely sorethroat and a cold-ish kind of behavior... when im perfectly healthy otherwise. i dont know how to explain it properly but the result of all this is that i have a weakened body.
and what a time to have it!! this week is like my busiest avalanche week ever so far and i have to push my physical self to hang in there and not give up from the sorethroat or sinus or root canal infections. sigh..
Mrs Brightside at 9:21 pm (0) comments
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
as instructed by yq, i should document this event that happened at 11.59pm, 30 May 2009:
spent squeezing and jostling with many other runners; this was actually the most difficult part of the marathon for me. to tell myself to keep running and to not stop walking because its just the first 10km!! Just keep going. just keep hitting the road. what made it worse was that it was along changi coastal road - that never ending road that i take to go to work every day.. my gosh. to run it really took a very very very big mental effort.. like when is this road ever gonna end?!?!
10-20km: this stretch took place mostly along east coast and was not too bad - breezy, some space to run as runners took a choice between the pedestrian and the cycling paths. plus, ha thi was there near BK at the 17km mark to greet us with some water! :) thanks babe, and lili too! hehe :) by then it was half run half walk, and it was quite encouraging because we saw some of the 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00 hour pacers there, it means we're half way thru the marathon and we've kept pace with the people finishing in those times! So about 2.5h for halfway.. not bad lah, haha :P
20-30km: running thru siglap park connector, via kembangan mrt, bedok park and bedok reservoir. this was also a tough bit as muscle fatigues and cramps started kicking in. Plus i got really hungry at the HDB blocks after the 2nd over head bridge at kembangan, and there was no banana stop in sight so i had to eat powergel to quell my hunger! turned out to be a very good decision though, cos the gel helped to relieve the cramps and muscle fatigue. then at the end of bedok reservoir, a godsend - bananas! my favourite food haha helped to give energy + quell the hunger :P
30-40km: the last stretch! this was really painful though; yq sustained some kind of back injury and we walked almost all the way. not a slow walk though but at quite a fast pace.. i think running would have been better for me because walking strained different muscles. but anyway we got through the tampines/pasir ris and downtown east stretch, leading up to loyang ave.. to discover the joy that YAY finally the first digit has turned into a "4" and we're just 2.195km away from the finishing line :)
Last 300m: we broke into a slight jog when one of the helpers said "c'mon last 300m!" and i was like yes ok chiong ah!! only to discover that 300m is SO BLOODY FAR AWAY had to loop arnd the PA sea sports centre before hitting the finish.. and that was when like we CHIONG ALL THE WAY!! FINISHHHHHH! :P
Time: 7 hours :)
Mrs Brightside at 1:03 am (0) comments
To read list
Don Quijote by Miguel De Cervantes
East and West by Christ Patten
Hong Kong by Jan Morris
Le Peau de chagrin by Honoré de Balzac
1984 by George Orwell
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