Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Not sure if it was due to the easy run the day before or i was just not warmed up enough, sigh.
The route was VERY busy with runners to the extent that an angmoh in a yellow Kelisa stopped to ask OKT and i whether a running event was happening at that very moment.
"Is there an event going on? I see so many people running on the roads today," a puzzled Hartamas resident asked.
"No, no," OKT and i replied.
"Just a regular running day for the runners in this beautiful Sunday morning weather!" i chirped in.
"Do YOU run?" OKT proceeded to ask.
"oh yeahhh yes i do," he nodded somewhat meekly, probably afraid we might judge him unfit. hehe.
"Join us next time!" OKT prompted.
He nodded unsurely and we waved goodbye.
I decided to skip the rest of the loop behind Petronas so i could get a bit more rest. =D
We tried to photobomb another group's photo session but failed! you can see my arm, though.
[pic courtesy of kkyum]
I felt much better after the break and as we proceeded up to Ayuria, it was funny to hear everyone's reaction to the steep slope. OKT exclaimed the loudest!
[thanks for the great photography, KYK!]
But everyone lumbered on up, despite me trying to play devil's advocate to get them to u-turn back down instead of going up! But in the end, everyone made it to the top and took a break. it was nice coming downhill after that. =)
Next up was the Mont Kiara slope towards Solaris Mont Kiara which was nice and steady, compared to 'Ayuria hill' (YB and i initially named it Teru's Hill, cos Teru lives in one of the condos along the way. =) ... i think i will change it to "Ayu! Hill!")
It then began to POUR so we had to speed up but we were still caught in the downpour. i couldn't open my eyes properly to see where i was running and i thought to myself how useful a motorcycle helmet would be at that moment ...
It was quite a nice change to run in the heavy rain as it brought me back to childhood days of playing in the rain and having my mum yell at my sisters and i to get back into the house.
The only discomfort was the squishy squashy sounds coming from the inside of your shoes...
Random Runspiration Tips #1 & #2 For Beginners or in General:
(it worked for me!)
1. To avoid stitches on the left/right sides, stretch to the left and right during your warm ups before a run.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
these days, the route is so popular with runners from various groups that after a while of familiarity, some will nod, wave or say hi to each group as they pass each other by. some don't, forever looking so serious.
i waved to a guy who looked familiar and because he added me as a friend on Facebook, without even knowing me in person. he took a while to wave back. i mentioned it to the boys later on and apparently the guy didn't wave back at them when they passed him by earlier on. (hehe, girl(s) power!)
there is a group we'd bump into either at Bukit Aman car park or at Petronas and they never seem approachable, which i find rather peculiar. they like to stare (i noticed that at Bukit Aman car park) which makes me uncomfortable. why don't you just say hi and start talking about the weather or the run, that would be an easy ice breaker?
anyway, the highlight of today's run was when we were running past Pappa Rich at Solaris Dutamas. supervisor(s) and workers were arranging the tables and chairs outside and out of the blue, the supervisor (i think) yelled at us, "Girls!" so i turned to look.
he waved both hands in the air at us, and so i waved back.
they were so pleased with the response that they were smiling from ear to ear. haha! i hope they have a nice day.
steph asked, "do you know them?"
she must think i was nuts, waving hi to whoever i met along the way.
that's because i know i'm going to bump into them again along Runner's Route*!
*because there are so many runners along the route. hehe.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
along Balestier Road, there was a shop beside our hotel selling rice dumplings 24 hours! bought 4 to try and i think it's not bad. $2.60 for the one with salted egg.
the view of the Sands from the Barrage. tried it with my phone but that's the best i could do!
was so excited when i saw the lovely waffle-cake thingy at Somerset stop. told YB we HAD to try something!
bought the blueberry yoghurt one. it was so disappointed! the waffle was like ... erm, no biggie. and the filling was the sugary type of sweetness. =(
lunch at a nearby food court, fried carrot cake.
the chicken rice stall at Margaret Drive's food court wasn't open so we settled for other stuff. YB wanted to show me Singapore's version of Hokkien Mee. which looked rather sad. =P
tricked into trying Bao Today's special deal for $3.80 - which was only applicable after 11am!
so our noodles was $4.80. the drink was sad sad sad.
thought of getting this as a new running skirt but YB said it was too bright!
it was one of those days at work where i didn't know what to have for lunch so i settled for a slice of cake from nearby.
i've always been curious about their carrot cake so i chose a slice that day. and sadly, it was not great. it was dry and hard, and there wasn't enough cream cheese frosting.
the B & B owners were creative with their old helmets. =)
do you know what that white thing on the right is?
a view of Angle Tarn as we trudged our way down the slopes in Lake District.
when it began to drizzle, YB insisted i put on his jacket while he put on my 7-11 plastic poncho. =P
stopped over for lunch. we were on the way to Leicester. didn't know what to eat as that highway stop had only 3 or 4 eateries. we opted for a salad and a sandwich from Marks & Spencers', and one Grande Latte with extra shot of expresso.
and i think this is the last pic of my crocheted mobile pocket before i lost it in the flight back to KL.
one of my main objectives (in life right no) is to taste the Magnum Gold. i spotted it somewhere but i couldn't remember. So i settled for the Double caramel.
it was sinfully gorgeous, although a tad bit sweet. ;)
hmmmmmmm i want another holiday!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
normal price for the set lunch is RM45++.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
"Be a machine!" was chanting in my head and focused on the finish, BUT i also half contemplated on giving up and forget about the PB because it was too hot! But every time i looked at my watch and my target, i was somehow on track which i found rather puzzling. i thought i was shites!
I felt more like a lumbering hippo with a fat arse.
The things that i simply cannot change:
1. My fat round face in photos.
2. My elephant thighs in photos.
bet you want to laugh at those who actually said i dah kurus, right? hehe.
yep, it was straight to Uptown for Village Park's nasi lemak! we saw 2 guys from the MWR.
i think i'm done with Village Park's nasi lemak. i found the sambal and the fried chicken on the salty side.
and i finally got my badminton racquest re-strung! yay!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Took a colleague to Solaris mont kiara cos I didn't know where to go. Tried the honey lime papaya juice for the first time ... Hmmm I think the lime was overpowering.
Never had much of a chance to catch up with him on a one to one basis, so it was a nice lunch.=)