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Wednesday Night Workout – Alhamdulillah

Level 3 Day 2

5 rounds for time = 4m 05s
3 pull-ups
10 push-ups
16 squats

Notes:

I shaved off another 54 seconds for tonight’s workout.

Alhamdulillah.

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday Night Workout – A Pleasant Surprise

Level 3 Day 2

5 rounds for time = 4m 59s
3 pull-ups
10 push-ups
16 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 25 X 3

Back Extensions: 25 X 3

Notes:

Whoa!

Fuh!

Panting.

Gasping.

Shaved off 50 secs from the previous timing but I needed to push really hard in the last set.

Upper body feels strong and my knees are as wobbly as Mr Humpty Dumpty sitting on that Berlin Wall.

Had a surprise sms too this morning but I’m trying to force myself not to infer too much into it.

I’m just happy as it is.

Now can I surprise myself with a long overdue, early morning run tomorrow?

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Wednesday Night Workout – When Nothing Goes To Plan

Level 3 Day 2

5 rounds for time = 5m 50
3 pull-ups
10 push-ups
16 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 25 X 3

Back Extensions: 25 X 3

Notes:

Well the initial plan for today was to go for my first swim in the morning at the Tampines Swimming Complex after a long time of not doing so. Then I will head to the Bloodbank @ HSA to do my monthly platelets donation before going to school.

Then I had to cancel all that as I need to be in school at 9am for some practical training for my Final Year Project and with the 1.5hrs of journey in the bus and MRT, I had to cancel my swimming session and postpone my platelets donation.

And as it turned out, the heavens opened up just as I reached Boon Lay and that meant my outdoor practical session would be postponed to the afternoon. So there I was stuck in the library when the time spent could be used to donate my platelets.

Oh well.

My diet plan is not going according to plan too. I just can’t tamper my temptation to eat and I’m feeling like a pregnant woman (I look nearly the same with my bulging tummy). I’ve eaten so many fried chickens that I’m sure my arteries are clogged with their fatty acids. Not to mention the amount of rice I’ve consumed. I’m ashamed of myself. I need to search for the willpower to resist the desire to eat a lot, that I once had during Ramadhan. Maybe by starting with 5 spoonfuls of rice?

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Come on Faisal!!!

For today’s workout, nothing special to report and am just glad I completed it.

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*Update: Just gobbled down about ten Fat Pakcik $250 Chocolate Chip Cookies while watching the individual time-trial of the Vuelta a EspaΓ±a. See…

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29th Ramadhan – Yay Nak Raya!

Level 2 Day 2

5 rounds for time = 4m 37s
3 pull-ups
8 push-ups
13 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 25 X 3

Back Extensions: 25 X 3

Notes:

Woohoo!

Shaved nearly 15 secs from my previous Level 2 Day 2 attempt and I feel great though I had to pace myself while doing the squats. I still love my knees you know.

Helped my mom to weave or anyam the coconut leaves to make three ketupat or rice cubes cases orkelongsong . Initially I planned to do most of the weaving but by the time I finished terawih, there were only three pairs of leaves left. Bummer!

However I’m proud to say that in my family, I’m the only one who had learned this complicated traditional skill from my mum. Hopefully I can pass this custom down to my own offsprings one day.

Insya-Allah.

I just made three of these. πŸ˜›


22nd Ramadhan

Level 2 Day 2

5 rounds for time = 4m 51s
3 pull-ups
8 push-ups
13 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 20 X 3

Back Extensions: 20 X 3

Notes:

It doesn’t get easier.

Adios!


15th Day Ramadhan – The Inconvenient Truth ~Updated~

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park


20.13 km

1hr 12m 02s

16.77 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/405128273645785706

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/584744

Level 2 Day 2

5 rounds for time = 0m 00s
3 pull-ups
8 push-ups
13 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 20 X 3

Back Extensions: 20 X 3

Notes:

The Son asked, “Ayah, Faisal nampak kurus tak?”

The Father replied, “Tak lah. Maybe sikit jer lah.”

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The afternoon cycle was a killer. I was totally dehydrated and there was no power at all from my legs. I was just wishing for it to be over and done with as quickly as the wind blows. If not for the finger-licking bone steak a.k.a sup tulang merah, that my mum has cooked for breakingfast, and the thought of all the calories I will stuffing myself with, I would not have done the ride.

The feeling sucks. Pardon my French.

Strength training after terawih tonight.

Come on Faisal!!!

Update:

Strength workout done. Phew! Omitted the squats due to precautionary measures. Will test the left knee again and hopefully can resume doing squats next week.

Now MAKAN time! Pulut kuning and its assorted dishes and bone steak are waiting.

Adios!

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