Daily Archives: December 1, 2009

Tuesday Afternoon Run, Walk & Run: Back With A Vengeance

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector


48m 32s

09:55 min/km

6.12 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/singapore/-singapore/872235299493


I have a longing to run at a faster pace just now. But I went out too fast and by the time I reached around the 1.2km mark, the muscles in my lower legs simply cramped up. Not even a slow jog could alleviate the extreme tightness thus I decided to take a break before slowly trotting up the overhead bridge.

Unfortunately, the dreaded cramp refused to go away. So rather than giving up there and then and returning home, I thought I might as well complete the whole distance albeit walking the whole way. So for the next few kilometers, I walked, jogged and walked and finally ran to home base.

As much as today’s performance is really dissapointing, I refuse to delve too much into the negativity. During my walk just now, I realised how I had sometimes ignored the beauty of my surroundings, something Singaporeans take for granted. I just love the greenery forming a canopy that I can run underneath, away from the piercing rays of the Sun. I adore the canal disecting the neighbourhood with the red bricks of the HDB blocks providing a solid background. I’m amazed at how the sky above Tampines is dark with the ominous sign of a storm approaching; in irony to the light blue sky adorned with fluffy puffs of clouds hovering above Pasir Ris.

Thank you God for lending me the ability to run. To soak in your wonderments when I would sometimes just ignore them in my own selfish pursuit.

Thank you God that both my shaky knees did not gave way. I will surely go for the dreaded surgeries once I’ve bought this road bike I’ve been aiming for quite some time and then saving up for my time in the operating theatre.

Thank you.

Syukur alhamdulillah.