Daily Archives: October 10, 2009

Saturday Night Run: And When The Stomach Nearly Has Its Say

Tampines Park Connector


28m 24s

08:51 min/km

6.77 km/hr

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I just wouldn’t learn.

Had a similar experience last time.

And I did it again today.

My aunt gave a plastic bag full of karipap or curry puff with black pepper potato and beef fillings inside.

Contemplating whether to consume it before my run.

Succumbed to temptation and gobbled down one.

Started the run and after about 300 meters, the stomach started to feel different.

And that ominous feeling of answering nature’s big call crept up.

To sound less gross, managed to control the imminent expulsion down below and continued my run.

Everything went well as the pace was tortoisely slow and the stomach had remained silent.

Only after I ended my run that, the needing-to-go-to-toilet-a.s.a.p feeling came rushing back.

Cycled as fast as possible home to conduct my business.

Sorry for this disgusting story.


Saturday Swim: A Liberating Morning



5 laps – 60m


Yesterday’s run at dusk and the night’s weight training took its toll this morning.

Been planning to do a run this morning since there is no more Saturday morning Mendaki tuition class, but my body refused to get up.

I know, it’s just excuses. 😛

But since I’ve made plan for a swim at my friend’s residence this morning, I know I had to force myself out of my lazy cocoon.

My last swim was on the 5th of August which is more than two months ago.

I was a bit apprehensive that this old pakcik may have forgotten the techniques learned.

So with a bit of trepidation I started and was quite pleased that I still remember how to swim.


My aim today was to try to simulate swimming half a lap; 50 meters, in an Olympic-size pool.

So my plan was to swim 30 meters, which is half a lap in my friend’s condo pool, turn around, and immediately continue on the return half lap.

But sad to say, in the return lap, I stopped with a quarter distance to go.

Certainly felt disappointed as this mean I am still unable to swim 50 meters straight without resting.

Nonetheless, I continued swimming another 4 laps I think, with the last lap being a lung-bursting sprint lap.

And to end it all, my friend commented that my legs are sinking while I was swimming.

But don’t all fat hippos do that when they swim?