Tuesday, June 26, 2007

New Inspiration

Watching this video made me cry. Nemo (paraplegic dog)looked so happy running around with just 2 legs. The next time I'm struggling with my run, I'll remember Nemo..
5.5km outdoor run. It's always tough to run the day after RPM!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Calories! Calories! Calories!

Exercise counts: How much energy are you using? Check out the amount of calories burned in an hour for some common exercises and daily activities, based on a 150-pound person.

Activity Calories burned
Sleeping 45
Sitting 81
Typing 102
Stretching 180
Walking (3.5 mph) 280
Bicycling ( <> 290
Light gardening/yard work 330
Activity Calories burned
Weight lifting (vigorous effort) 440
Walking (4.5 mph) 460
Aerobics 480
Swimming (slow freestyle laps) 510
Bicycling ( > 10 mph) 590
Running/jogging (5 mph) 590
Jumping rope 750
Sources: CDC, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society

Maybe time to switch activities...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

3rd run

It's my 3rd run of the week! Still very tired but pacing myself. Need to get back in shape or else I'll be the court jester.5.5km run today..

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Back in action

Arrived at the gym at 5.50am. Beginning to feel a bit re-energised although I still have a bit of cough. Did about 85 mins of cardio, burning over 600 calories. Used all the different types of cardio machines today:

30 min run on treadmill
30 min on stairclimber
15 min on eliptical machine
10 min on bicycle

It's quadriceps femoris and biceps femoris day:
Sumo squats
Seated leg curl
Adductor machine
Abductor machine

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Court Jester of the Road

I've done it again - signed up for another run. Only this time I hope I am actually running the race and not just collecting the T shirt. As I've said in my previous post, this year has been a write-off in terms of my running career. Injury, illness, you name it, I had it. My next race (hopefully) is Adidas King of the Road. This year they have incorporated a half marathon in addition to the 1okm, 7km and 5km runs. And yes, of course I've done the silly thing and signed up for the 21km. I always go for maximum hit! I don't believe in signing up for the minimal! The run will be held along the NPE.

At the rate I am training, I think I will only end up as Court Jester of the Road.oh well...die die also I think I need to complete this run. Oops, I think I need to START this race even.

Desperately Trying to Get Back on my Feet

This first half of the year has been a real write off for me in terms of physical health. I was supposed to be running the full marathon this weekend, but I had to slow down on training earlier due to injury. So I guess my run at Singapore last year was my very last before I hit the veteran category. I am currently now recovering from a flu, this is my second in 6 months. Life really really sucks when one is not physically tip-top, and I am the type who gets easily demotivated when I am not physcially healthy - it's easy for me to run into depression.

I am currently trying to get back into the swing of things...once I fall ill my momentum for everything goes haywire. Did not gym much last week as I had no choice but to let the body recover. Woke up this morning feeling lazy, but I pushed myself to do an outdoor run, lest my body feel more lethargic from not exercising.

Managed to do a 5.5km run today, without feeling too exhausted. The little pleasures in life!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ruddy Dose

By ruddy dose started late Sunday. Think it bust be because I got caught in sub April showers in the park. Good thig I wasn't caught in the flood. Adyway I badaged to gym yesterday and run today. It was very difficult though. I had doh itention to join RPM yesterday but got dragged into it and ended up pushing myself. Suffered a great deal this borning after running 6km. BUt they say it's ok to exercise when your flu affects areas above the neck.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

8 Random Facts About Me

Ok..I have been tagged by jesscet. The rules of the game are:
  • Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
  • Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
  • Players should tag eight other people and notify them that they have been tagged.
SO here are 8 random facts about me:

  1. I used to hate running in school and would suffer fom chest pain after 2 laps round the softball field (which incidently is very tiny)
  2. I was quite a gangster in school. My friends and I formed a "Samseng International University" and made other girls do silly things to gain membership.
  3. My first love was a 10 year old boy called Azman(ex-neighbour in Kuantan). I was 3 then.
  4. I first started doing push ups when I was 12
  5. My first movie in the cinema was "The Deep"
  6. My left shoulder is higher than my right shoulder
  7. My first "Game & Watch" owned was "Helmet"
  8. I used to be a skinny child....look what happened to me...
Ok then, here are the people I am tagging:
Mien, HL, Weefishy

ermmm..ok I am cheating a bit..don't have 8 ppl to tag! (Plus there's something wrong with my blogger, it seems to take forever to tag through the comments...so i am lazy..heh)


Most people think I'm very strong (physically). I think not. I have been put to shame by one of my staff(notwithstanding the fact that she is also 17 years younger than me - gosh technically she can be my daughter..). Yesterday she came to collect a gas tank from my place and to my shock, she heaved the tank up with one arm and then carried it as though "la la la la, i'm carrying a tray.."

She's one chick I'd like to be with when confronted with muggers!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Jiggle-o no more

Was at the gym 6.10am. Running buddies not running outdoor today so decided to go to gym instead. It;s legs day!

Running on treadmill (4km)
30 min on stairclimber
15 min on elliptical machine
Adductor machine
Abductor machine
Dumbell squats
Split squats
Leg curl

After doing RPM once a week for 6 weeks, my thighs haven't really slimmed down. But they do feel a lot firmer and don't jiggle when I walk up and down the stairs. Hurrah!

Monday, June 04, 2007


Been pretty slack at exercise – only manage to workout 3-4 x a week the last 3 weeks. Somehow, my exercise seems to be disrupted with certain responsibilities plus also lack of energy. About time to whip out Brand’s Essence of Chicken. The less I exercise, the more lethargic I feel. Ironic huh? Imagine, 3-4x a week of exercise is considered bare minimum for me while it is some’s maximum quota for the week!

I hope to be able to pull up my socks soon, and focus on a run. Maybe Singapore Marathon again. (Ok I am a boring creature of habit). I just enjoy Singapore so much that I would always choose it over Bangkok. I’ve been told that Bangkok is really really hot. Speaking of Bangkok, I’ll be there next month. Again disruption to my exercise..sigh. According to the website, the hotel that I am staying at has a gym. I really do wonder. I’ll bet their definition of a gym is 1 rusty bicycle and 1 multi station. Oh well. Beggars can’t be choosers right? I really do have to get some exercise while I am there.Otherwise I’ll just lose momentum (which I already have, but I can’t afford to let it spiral downwards)

My exercise today:

30 min run on treadmill

20 min on elliptical machine

Upright row

Assisted chin up

Bent over lateral raises

Low row

Also did 45 mins of RPM today. 1 of those days that I just could not push myself.. Legs felt like lead!