Friday, July 29, 2011

Running Off The Frustrations

I’m not a good badminton player – I’m not good enough to play with the men and have them smash here and there, but I also do not have the patience to play with the girls who don’t have the strength to hit far. Can I say that I’m merely an average player?

This is the 2nd time I’ve played for my company’s inter department games. I played women’s doubles last year, and my partner was pretty good as she was strong. Before that, I was supposed to play mixed doubles, but they realized I would be better off playing women’s double. We won then.

This year, I was paired with WYC for mixed doubles and we won our first game 2 weeks ago. I have a pretty simple job, I must say, by just staying in front of the net and he covers the rest of the court. Poor guy, right??

Last night was our 2nd game and we lost in the rubber set. We could have won! But he was all jitters, and the support for the opponent was just rowdy (they acted like they were in a football stadium and refused to pipe down despite our support people telling them to do so. The umpire should have said something!!! Wait, did I just spell umpire correctly? You’re not supposed to cheer until your team scores a point, no?)

WYC is a great partner. For every mistake we made, we’d laugh it off and smile, and tell each other to take it easy, let’s not be so nervous. After the game, I just wanted to give him a big hug (but we semi-hugged, anyway!) because whatever it is, it was a good game and we had fun together.

When 9pm came, a few of us Dutamas Runners' did an easy speed interval training. I think that helped a bit, but it was not enough.

I was supposed to keep a pace of 5:20 – 5:30 but ended up doing a 4:46 and 4:49. Argh. The guys were supposed to do 5:00 or 5:40 as well but all of us ended up doing a sub 5min pace. The Captain said, hmmmm, perhaps we are not doing our best during our 10km events then. Uh-oh. I don't think I can even keep a 5min pace for 10km!

But it was a good laugh.

It’s been a tiring week and I can’t wait to catch up on some rest this weekend. We've got an event this Sunday which I hope I will do well. Fingers crossed.

p.s. I AM however, itching for a run this Saturday, but I'll save it for Sunday evening's LSD instead. *fidgets*

p.p.s. So, you know ... since I did really well for BHP Orange Run (11km), does it mean I have achieved my new year's resolution for a sub-60 for 10km? Does it count? Can I strike it off my list already? Help, anyone?


  1. yes you can strike it off already :)

  2. haha, thanks! captain didn't really answer me when i asked him though. i think i have to check with the experts. =)

    but i'm sure it's considered official la!

  3. YES, I agree that's a PR! Now go celebrate! Woo hoo!