Monthly Archives: August 2010

And then the fashion takes a nosedive too…

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You know, when I first decided I was going to commit myself to this race, I knew some sacrifices were in the cards. The weekend sleep-ins are gone for sure; I discovered that I am no longer biologically capable of sleeping a minute past 7am on Saturdays. The body just wakes up expecting a good long run. Sad, I know. And I can’t really remember the last time I didn’t ... Read More »

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Milestones will not last.

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I remember a time when running 5km was a drag, a slow motion of heavy legs complaining of fatigue even before the halfway mark. I remember a time when completing 11km was considered a milestone. I remember that just attempting to achieve that distance meant getting an extra good rest the night before and rising early on a weekend morning just so I can huff and puff my way up ... Read More »

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Unintended Consequences

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About 6 months ago, I didn’t even have a pair of proper running shoes. Now, I have the Asics Kayano 16 in every colour edition that’s ever been produced. How did we get to this?!! Oh I remember. I first went out to buy a pair, wore it down during the 84km ultra marathon, bought two new pairs (one for training, another larger one for the actual race), then got ... Read More »

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Of fun runs, brunches, friends and fireworks

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In an ideal world, each day would start with a 10k run with a bunch of awesome people colour coordinated in red and white, which would then be followed up with a fantabulous brunch at P.S. Cafe complete with shoestring fries, then finished with a reunion with a childhood friend who’s in town all the way from Korea. But since we do not live in an ideal world, I’d be ... Read More »

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