Friday, January 22, 2010

Busy busy as a bee...

This past week has been a total killer... I've never felt up to my neck in work and training before.. and this week was so dead... but somehow.. I felt happy and glad to do it all.

I'm not perfect, and my time management skills are quite bad (so is my orienteering skills.. haha) but I think i'm getting better at it. One thing I realised is that, no matter how busy I am, I always need time to keep my mind of work and studies and chillax. I don't have any family members and my housemate isn't in all the time, so chillaxing time is not automated to me. So, even relaxing time is a slotted time in my timetable. It's usually before and after training, so I get to relax my mind before refocusing on my runs/bikes.

Another thing I do alot is studying while I'm on my bike trainer. Hey, there's no better time to force myself to read then when I'm riding stationary.. but this gets kinda boring after a while.. and then I switch the TV on.. oh well.. at least I usually manage to read 1-2 chapters of Project Mangement in my textbook while on the bike.

Hmm.. another thing I compromised alot this week was SLEEP. Just to cover all the work, I've only had about 4hours of sleep a day.. and it's tiring. I know, I know.. I need more rest.. and it's really evident when I try to run, but don't feel as relaxed and strong as I should be. But then, with so many things going on... it's hard to force myself to rest. Maybe the trip to Siem Reap in another weeks' time will give me a chance to unwind.

The one thing I missed this whole week and always try to keep up with was talking and chatting to all my friends, whether on the phone or online. I hope those who tried to message me will forgive me when I don't reply cos I'm usually zzz-ing by then on my Mac. It's just been that kind of week for me :) but somehow, I think, this week gives me more perspective of what I want to do and how to do it, then any other weeks so far. :)

So to all, and especially Ivy, .. work is not always easy, but it's all worth it if you learn and do something you like in the end... :)

Trudge on..

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My first time MTB-ing on real trails...

and I crashed...

Collected my new baby.. so pretty.. and headed to the MTB trails at Bkt Timah. As usual la.. no skills, but still gung-ho.. so went downhill la on the bike... on one of the slopes.. front wheel got caught in a hole.. and err...the usu...

Still, the adrenaline pumping is going strong, and can't wait to MTB on the trails again.. so fun!!! somehow.. loving it more than normal road riding.. hehe..

Took it back to the shop (cos we had our post MTB-ing drinks in the coffee shop next to it) for a chk-up and the mechanic was impressed I "ran-in" the brakes on the first day.. hmm..

The damage..

The mechanic chking the bike

Post biking mamak

Till the next adventure...
Trudge on... and stay safe...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Baby number 2!!!

My new baby... coming on Sat.. or rather, picking him up on Saturday!!

sighsss... can't wait!!! time to hit the trails!!

trudge on

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Skirts + Shorts = Skorts

I have been dying to run in skorts. It's not that famous in Singapore yet among runners (well, in the world too la) , but the idea of running in skorts have alw been sth I wanna do.. well.. cos i think female tennis players are hot!!.. anyways, NB sale - SGD 20.. and its using dri-fit material.. nice.. so, i got a blue one.. :)

Is it a skirt..... or

shorts?... hmmm

Well.. took it out for a trial run.. and I love it.. good to feel the air around the legs.. like when wearing a real skirt... only prob is that the shorts material tends to ride up when dry.. other than that.. sweeet..!!

Will definitely run again in it.. soon.. hmm.. mebbe tomolo?

Trudge on!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

First post of the New Year!!

The first post of the year... hurrah!! haha.. but it'll be about last year's Xmas and New Year's celebration.. This year's top it all ..and for so many reasons... :) .. so in no particular order...

1. Had a blast in Australia early in December with Teryn and the rest of the triathletes. Everyday was filled with joy and laughter, and I felt really well taken care of by the Chinawoman and the Bangla.. hehe.. and the rest of the party.. well... let's just say that things can't get any better.

2. Went to 2 Xmas parties.
First: ST's church soiree at 211 restaurant.. good food and nice company
Second: ST's home soiree.. where taking photographs became funny, the food was good, the ppl were mad and well.. the cake was flying everywhere, and smashing/ being smashed into everything.
(been dying to get the Panasonic Lumix GF1 - TimmyL.. u are sooo poisonous)

3. Xmas Prezzies:
Very very nice prezzies!! from everyone .. tq tq

4. Xmas Prezzies to my self.. hehe...
MacBook Pro 13.3" since my older one spoilt aledy.. And I needed a laptop ASAP

5. Visit Home... haven't seen family since October. I miss my family a lot at times.. especially on special occasions.. so was good to just lay back and chill at home (Ipoh)

6. Pooi pooi and Bunny's ROM.. and Ivy found a BF too!!! woof woof!!

7. Outings - on Xmas eve to makan and Clarke Quay with BK, Ryan and CW!!
Where's the photos?? (been dying to get the Panasonic Lumix GF1 - CW.. u are sooo poisonous)

8. MOVIES - AVATAR 3D, and Sherlock.. must watch !! Robert Downey Jr is to die for...

9. Was sick.. flu + flu + conjuntivities... this is sooo memorable .. was knocked out from training for 2-3 weeks...

10. Made lovely lovely new friends all mths long.. even when I least expected it.. hehe.. from tourists to church friends, to new colleagues and reuniting with old acquaintances..

so... in conclusion... all in the month of December, and a bit of January...

Life has been great!!! Trudge on..!!