Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Finally after series of runs we had since after raya, almost every weekends, Malakoff was the last one for 2011..somehow I feel that I have lost my momentum..I stopped going to the gym at all now.
It's like my obsession towards running is finally over.
The week before, my sister was admitted to the hospital, she has prolapse disc (disc dekat her tulang belakang) and it got worse last week, she couldn't move her leg and in excruciating pain, according to the doctor, the disc yang rosak tu poked her nerves..she couldnt walk and kena baring je all the time..nerves tu made her kaki in pain...she just had a baby 2 months ago, and years back she fell down kena snatched so I guess it had something to with that la kot?
She had to go for surgery to remove the small part of that particular disc, the one disturbing her nerves..we were quite scared to let he to do it, but I talked to the doctor and seek his opinion..and finally she went for surgey after few days in the hospital..Alhamdulillah everything went well..she can walk few hours after the surgery..
So, while my sister was in the hospital..I was't in the mood for exercise at all..keep going back and forth from my house to Sime Darby medical centre..took turn with her husband and my mom to be in the hospital with her...I thought of not running for Malakoff run, luckily after looking at how fine she was after the surgery, I decided to run..
This time around..one of the worst run ever..even Penang Run was better, I felt like vomitting after running for 1KM so I had to walk..and record breaking that I actually choose to walk most of the time..I only speed when I came down the hill..I ended up finishing 7KM in 58 minutes..I dont remember this bad when I did my Malakoff run last year...I guess, it's time for me to retire from running.
To make it worse..I actually took part in 7KM not even 12KM. However hubby did his 12KM but injured his knee quite badly and now he had to rest for a while.
Both of us ended our 2011 run badly:( I dont know how hubby plan to do with his 25Km this coming new year, Newton run 2012..most probably he wont be running looking at his injury this time..luckily I didnt sign up..
Monday, December 12, 2011
After Penang Bridge Marathon, I'm supposed to run for We run10KM, NIKE with my husband, unfortunately that long weekend my daughter was admitted to the hospital due to Asthma attack..had to let go the run..hubby went running alone.
So, basically I stopped running or going to the gym since Penang Run...pasrah sungguh!!...I told myself after the exhausting Penang Run, I want to stop running...I had enough..I've got nothing to prove or anyone to impress, so I will complete all the RUNs I have registered which means I have 3 more NIKE, MPSJ and Malakoff.
Initially we were looking at our Run schedule...it seams in November and December we have our RUN almost every week...but after NIKE run there will be a long break before Malakoff.."Ba..I think we have to register MPSJ..I know it sounds not very interesting..but it's going to be a looong break..we will be bored!" so mr hubs asked me to register to fill our weekends...*memang a bit melampau that we never missed any runs*
This time..after 2 weeks break and patah semangat..I need to depend on the power gel...I didnt train at all..in fact I told my husband to wait for me at the finishing line when it closed to 2 hours.
BTW, I just discovered, Chocolate flavor under GU brand and it is so yummy!! you can find it at GNC. It's a bit too sweet but taste like a real chocolate so I had no problem to finish it..but you need to drink with water to wash off the sweet taste in ur throat.
It helps,...I finished the run in 1 hr 21, better than my Penang Run, thanks to my Chocolate Outrage gel ..hubby finished his in 55 mins.
My next run..Malakoff..I plan to cut down on numbers of RUNs and very selective next year..this year a bit crazy as we run in all races that comes our way..too much I must say.
until then..take care peeps!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The girls are all excited to go to their concert, all wide awake since 6am
Allysha's class performance
the twins' performance
Allysha's cap keep on dropping, she couldnt even lift up her head..kesian anak mommy:)
On the19th November, My girls had their graduation and performance concert in Putrajaya. All 3 of them were busy practising since a couple of months back. When we got to know the concert day clashed with our travel date to Penang for our run, we were thinking to cancel the Run...luckily we managed to sort things out. however it became a mad rush day for us. We had to rush immediately after the concert to Penang...poor hubby he was really tired when we reached penang and took a nap before getting ready for his half marathon later that night.
I'm not sure about other parents..but I was extremely overwhelmed looking at Allysha came out on stage receiving her certificate...can you imagine how I would react one day on the "real" graduation day? I was choked and in tears..(too much laaa)
I had a conversation with a friend, where I told her I know where my daughters would go study (I even have the university name) which amazed her that she had no imagination or clue for her daughter and son..which she thought I think way too far...dont you think that is normal for mothers to have a dream that sort?
The twins are going back to Beaconhouse next year, I received a few private messages asking about the school which so far I think I'm quite satisfied with this school. Both twins can now read English and Malay, where Allysha can even SMS her friends in both English and Malay (depending whether Chinese or Malay friends) . Sometimes she will write the journal and asked me not to read her secrets in that journal (of course, she can't trust this mommy..)
Monday, December 5, 2011
The view from the balcony at Equatorial Penang
The girls are having good time at the pool @Equatorial
Our finisher medals
When we finally finalized all the Run registration and hotels..we got to know our girls' school concert falls on the same day as our travelling date to Penang for our Penang Bridge International Marathon 2011, on top of that, my office team-building was also scheduled on that saturday 19th November...365 days a year..suddenly on that fateful day...everything nak kena buat same date...*sigh*
Office matters...I had to slow talk to my boss on the condition, and managed to escape..Alhamdulillah.
So we had to plan the trip carefully..called the Penang Bridge Run's organizer, we will be really late to pick up the race pack..(we registered late so the mail delivery service for race pack was no longer available)..called the hotel on our late check-in. All nearby hotel especially Eastin was overbooked..so the only nearby hotel available was Equatorial..thank god it's part of the event's hotel so they provided shuttle bus.
Btw..I love the hotel..we stayed at the new wing..and the view from the balcony was really breath-taking.
Rushed from Putrajaya (where the girls' concert was held) to Penang...reached there almost 7pm rushed to the Queensbay mall picked up the race pack. Me, being clumsy..didnt realize left my IC there, until the organizer called me after I came back to KL and posted it the next day..fuhhhhhh nasib baik betul..
Hubby's race started at 3am, so he had to drive to the race site at 1.30am to make sure he had a parking spot, while mine at 6am. I took the shuttle bus provided by the hotel to the race participants.
Overall race...according to hubby who ran 21KM, easy breazy..not to me..eventhough it was windy and scenic (sunrise on the bridge was breath-taking)
I was sick, down with flu and cough after raya haji..so didnt get to train at all plus I was on antibiotic.
On that race day I was not quite fit to run, being me I pushed myself hard. I refused to run more than 1 hour 30...through-out the race I kept thinking "why do I torture myself...!" "I dont want to run anymore...this should be the last or at least finished what I have registered" At around 2Km after the race started, I felt like I want to stop running and turn back...but I pujuk myself..try 1 more KM...luckily it gets easier eventhough I was really burnt out:(
seriously..it was not a good run for me:( hubby also injured his toe..finished his 21km in 2 hours 20mins..while I did my 10km in 1 hour 26mins, thought I exceeded 1 hour 30, thank god!!!
Unfortunately, unlike other races, hubby missed my finishing as he fell asleep in the car waiting. We checked-out at noon and headed to Hard Rock hotel where the kids were so excited..since Monday was their school's day off, we extended our stay 1 day to be at Batu Feringgi.
Until the next update..take care peeps!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I've so many pending updates..so many things happening in the past weeks..however the highlight today...(the rest can wait) is OMBAK RINDU..I took time off this morning just to be among the first to watch this movie..even hubby didnt know..hiksss..he surely not happy:)
The verdict?? I loooooveed it!! Banjir..weeping, left right..all of us..cried..many heart wrenching moments...
It's about a girl who's forced to be a mistress..begging the guy to marry her to make it legal in the eyes of Allah and promised not to claim any rights as a wife...sob!! sob!!