Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector – Pasir Ris Park
And as the monsoon starts its annual assault on this tiny island, it never fails to bring along with it the cold wave and the accompanying torrential downpour. The deadly combination of these factors plus the omnipresent lazy bug in my body system, resulted in defaulting two of my regular runs on Saturday and Sunday.
And to make things worse, I was suddenly overcome with a binge fever. I was not too sure why this occur but I think the non-activity days from Friday till Monday caused my body to just shut down and resisted any attempts of participating in any sweat-inducing activities.
In simple Malay terms, my body simply naik lemak.
Well luckily I was not totally tempted to sell my soul to the Dark Side, as I finally had a run just now.
Initially, I had cycled to the Park Connector at around 6.30pm, but a deluge of rain spoiled my plan. I returned home to perform my dusk prayer and voices in my head was insinuating that the rainstorm was an omen for me to just hang up my shoes and lay in bed while enjoying the cold session. There’s always tomorrow morning, afternoon or Thursday even. You get my drift.
Alas, though I had already positioned myself cosily in front of my computer anticipating a few hours of web surfing until my pillows come a-calling, I suddenly had this sudden urge to just put on my shoes and go for a run in the rain. I can’t deny that the blog entries of both Running Mom and Kooky Kash, retelling their adventures of singing running in the rain, had also played a major part in this. If they can do it, so can I.
p/s: The park lights snaking into Pasir Ris Park failed to light up, causing the run to be in the dark with the ambient lights from the nearby Downtown East to illuminate the path. A series of cackles from a pair of unseen geese, was clearly audible and if I’m not wrong there is no geese that I know of in Pasir Park and according to the Malay old wives’ tales, their apparent appearance mean there’s the infamous Cik Pon in disguise.