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Wednesday Afternoon Run: Excuses

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

Getting into the groove again after running out of excuses to stay dormant at home and piling on the pounds.

The flu and cough has subsided, the house has been renovated and the only thing stopping myself from getting active again is my mind.

I’ll talk about mental strength and my apparent weakness of it some other times.

Like Sam used to say, “Nowadays its more mind over matter…U muz understand our mind is v powerful …”

Thanks Sam and Kash and countless others for your positive words.

I know I can.


To Kash, Sam, Running Mom, Syah, Nik and the rest of the Malaysian running gang, I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to cheer you guys and gals on during the recently concludedTNF. I really wanted to but my health didn’t permit. Insya-Allah some other times aight. Congratulations on completing the brutal run.



16th Day Ramadhan – Hot

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/971128282225932944

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/587469


The weather was still hot even at a quarter past 6 in the afternoon. I had to cut short the distance because with the slow pace I was trudging along just now, I would be late for breakfast at home today.

And now waiting to wet my mouth with the precious taste of water.

Selamat berbuka!


14th Day Ramadhan – Still Fat

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/618128261105945591

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/581066


I am still fat.

Does that help?


Basically I can still feel some niggling discomfort on my left knee at the exact same spot that gave me problems when doing my squats a.k.a ketuk ketampi. It’s not a major pain or shall I say it’s not painful at all. There isn’t even any trace of pain.

But I decide to play it safe and not push too hard and will temporarily halt any squats exercise in the Simplefit program. I will thus replace it by performing step-ups or box-jumps. We’ll see how it goes.

Alright I’m pretty deadbeat after yesterday’s trip to Johor Baru yesterday night to make myself a pair of spanking new spectacles for Raya though I’m not in the mood at all for it. Haha. And If time permits, a round of cycling in the afternoon.

Sleep now. Don’t be jealous you working adults you.


p/s: How to make somebody talk again?

9th Day Ramadhan – Oh My!

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector


39m 13s

07:47 min/km

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/570128217908710698

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/566254


Alhamdulillah I finally managed to dip below the 40mins mark again.

Although I was pretty apprehensive about today’s morning run due to the workout I did last night, I surprisingly felt fresh and fit just now and I managed to push the pace a little bit faster.

But, sorry to say, I am very very thirsty now. Maybe not enough hydration yesterday night and during sahur this early morning. Lesson learned.

Oh my!

Well have to just suck it in for another 10 hours or so.

Pray for me.


2nd Day Ramadhan – Early Morning Stroll

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector


43m 11s

08:35 min/km

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/334128140285866407

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/546548


Feels surprisingly good and all system are functioning well.

Ran at snail’s pace to achieve that zen-like trance like Running Mom mentioned so there was nary a hint of tiredness.

I had my sahur of a banana, a few glasses of plain water and a glass of Berocca multivitamin. Then waited for Subuh call-to-prayer before changing to my running gears. The run initially was dreary to be frank but my mood picked up considerably as the weather was great and there was a multitude of early runners some as old as my grandfathers if they were still alive, to keep me company.

So now, it’s time take a nap and that’s when I will wonder in awe of those working parents who managed to fit in all these exercises while still maintaining their daily status quo. I failed during my working attachment and that is something I should learn from. You guys deserve an award lah.


Greeted with this view after the run

Didn't notice my matching colour combination only after nearing the end

Tuesday Morning Run & Welcoming Ramadhan

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector


42m 15s

08:18 min/km

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/334128140285866407

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/540068


Super tough!

My whole body was resisting every single step I took.

And it was laborious and boring.

How did I ever managed to finish all my previous runs?

I don’t know.

Whatever it is, I’m going to do this slow and steady.

Upcoming running events I’ve registered for till the end of the year are:

1. Singapore Bay Run: 10km

2. Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore: 10km

Both runs will be joined by my cousins so at least there will be company.

I thought of entering a mini-triathlon event in October but due to my swimming incompetency, I guess that’s a goal that needs to be done next year.

Other than that, Ramadhan Mubarak to all my Muslim friends.

I will still try to exercise during this sacred month but most likely the bulk of the runs and cycles has to be done in the morning since my weekday afternoons will be packed with tuition commitments.

What say you?

My Simplefit strength training program will be done after terawih so that shouldn’t pose any problem.


Thursday Morning Run: Short, Slow & Steady

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector


22m 33s

07:11 min/km

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/157127190058574843

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/259649


Except for a moment when I tweaked my crooked right knee near the end, everything went well.

It’s a bit hard to start all over after missing out on so many training runs.

My running muscles felt so lazy to get into step.

That’s why consistency is the key.

“The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank.” – Dr George Sheehan