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Random things that make your day

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– Getting a call from a friend who had once sworn off running saying, “I decided to start running. Can you come help me pick out a pair of shoes?” – Getting a text from said friend a few days later: “Ah, the pleasant ache of well-exercised muscles.” – On asking friend how he found the Asics we picked out: “Felt like I was running on clouds.” – Hearing from ... Read More »

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Save the date: 4th September!!

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It’s official, ladies and gents! Loof, World Vision, and I are proud to present to you The Desert Party @ Loof! Do come and join us. 15% of bar sales before 11pm will get donated to World Vision’s VisionFund. There will be a huge range of both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks plus food PLUS a view of our new skyline. There’ll also be goodie bags with, among other things, something that’s too ... Read More »

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Ignorance is (delayed) bliss

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I’m just a little backpack, innocent as a bee After brunch again this weekend (yes, it’s a particular weakness of mine), I managed to catch the midday heat and grabbed a 7kg (or so I thought) backpack to hit the trail again in the afternoon. Was a bit frustrating throughout the run because I just didn’t quite seem to be able to hit my usual speed. “Was it the quiche? ... Read More »

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Feeling Lucky?

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We’ve launched the lucky draw! A huge thank you to the prize sponsors: Pan Pacific Singapore, Canon, Bang & Olufsen as well as a generous friend for putting up the prizes. Through this campaign, we’re hoping to raise the profile of runners and of World Vision, even if only by a little bit. Entries will be showcased at the upcoming fund raiser party at Loof on 4 September, which starts ... Read More »

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Irrational rationalisation

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Nothing removes guilt from a food shopping spree better than the excuse: “but, this chocolate bar is going to give me energy AND potentially save my life in the desert!!” NOM NOM NOM. In other news, am trying to read a book about the Sahara before the trip so I can truly appreciate the legends and fables of that land. That’s right. On top of normal work and training, fund ... Read More »

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Minimum Requirement

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Back in the days when runway models were still somewhat relevant, a certain model (Linda Evangelista) had declared, “I don’t get out of bed for less than $10K a day.” You know what? I can say the same these days too! “I don’t get out for anything less than 10K.” Except I mean 10km… :p It’s just crazy how the distances shrink by the day, to the point where anything ... Read More »

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Life is a marathon; embrace it.

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There will be days when the going gets tough. Like when the deadlines hit and you end up pulling a 70-hour work week with hardly enough time to sleep or train, or when a bout of bad flu decides to pay a visit and training becomes out of the question, or when the weather decides to play tricks and pours torrential rain on a precious weekend morning. In between all ... Read More »

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Marathon Weekend

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Didn’t exactly clock 42km but after catching a bad bout of cold/flu and not being able to exercise for the past week, I was finally able to put in some serious work over the weekend. It’s VERY painful to be sitting out on training, might I add. Probably easier to just go out and whack 10, 15km instead of following some self-imposed exile from exercise because the body needs to recover first; you can ... Read More »

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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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