Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Ran 5km outdoors today. The last 2 weeks have been quite a writeoff for exercise. I have only been running on the treadmill and barely doing any outdoor running. In fact for my first lap today, my friend who recently had an angiogram done outran me. How embarrassing can it get?

Need to pull up my socks..

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Today I worked out at 98% of my maximum heart rate! I wonder if one can collapse if she pushes to 100%? Did a quick burst on the treadmill - 4km. To calculate one's maximum heart rate, you use this formula:

220 - age

(Ok, so this is a dead giveaway of my age..)

So my max heart rate is 185 (ok go caculate yourself and find out how old I am..)

The maximum I hit was 183bpm today.

So that's actually 98.91% of my max heart rate! My training zone should be about 111 - 157bpm (60-85%) I didn't feel exhausted or anything...but my heart rate dropped pretty fast soon after I stopped running. I hope that means I am fit!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Tergendala Sebentar

My blogs are tergendala sebentar. Haven't really had the mood to blog for a while, as many people around me have been swamped with illnesses and sickness... I've just lost the mood. Also, last week, I only exercised 2 out of 7 days. It was horrible, lack of exercise also gave me lack of energy and it sent me straight to a depression. There's nothing like a good exercise to perk one up.

Speaking of illnesses, for the last week I've been experiencing this pain in my chest. At first I ignored it, but knowing that so many people around me are falling ill, I got a bit worried. What's more the pain was on the left side of my chest. The strange thing was I could still run without feeling tired or out of breath...so I thought, if it's not a heart problem then maybe it's a lung problem. So off I went to the doctor's. After a series of questions and some easy tests, it was only diagnosed as a muscle tear...phew...the reason why I felt the pain was because everytime I breathed, my chest expanded and therefore it stretched the part where the muscle was torn.

Relieved I am..

Hopefully I should be back soon to post more 6am gym stories.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

6 weird things about me..

I've been tagged! Well here are 6 weird things about me...

1. If I ever get blisters from running, I love to prick the blister and then trim off all the skin..Then I'd go running again, to harden the blister...Hurts like crazy but I like...

2. I find it hard to exercise beyond 7am

3. Unlike Leymondcha who likes warm cars, I love cold beds..

4. I love squeezing blackheads and drying them..

5. When I get agitated or stressed, I start tearing the skin around my fingernails..

6. I like to consume my food separately and taste them individually. I would normally finish all the vege first, and meat last. I also prefer to use a fork instead of a spoon..oh, and despite the fact that I am quite a banana, I normally eat with chopsticks..

Lazy to tag others la..