Monday, 23 June 2014

Achievement - 21 June 2014 : Completed My Very First 12km Run!

To be honest, I'm real happy to have completed my very first 12km run! In addition, this was my very first night run as well! 

What a big difference it was running at night, the cooler temperature and no sunlight blinding the eyes made my run very much bearable. Another achievement that I would like to "brag" about was that I managed to complete the run without stopping to rest/walk.

Anyways, here are some pictures taken from the Sundown Night Run held on the 21st of June 2014:

My official run time:

I'm still having pains on my left knee despite resting for two days. I believe there's two reason causing my knees to hurt everytime I finish a run:
1. My knees are really weak and loose
2. I have yet to discover a proper running style that would minimize the impact on my knees.

Despite all the of this, I'm still looking forward to achieve my ultimate goal of completing a full marathon by next year! Wish me luck everyone!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Achievement : 31 May 14 - Ascended Gunung Lambak

Completed the Gunung Lambak, Kluang climb on the 31st of May 2014. Nothing out of the ordinary but this is my first "gunung" climb in many many many years. 

2nd from right...that's me!
Initially I thought it was easy, after all 1400m should be easier for experienced "gunung" hikers. In fact I thought my Freeletics training would make this climb a breeze! 

Guess I totally underestimated this hike! The path was a vertical challenge (we took the most challenging path up) for me as many sections of the "gunung" we had to depend on ropes to assist in our climb  Luckily there were no leeches to bother us...phew...

Top of the Mountain!
Made it to the top within an 1 hour with minimal breaks and rest. I guess the younger guys in the group really pushed me to finish fast. There's a great sense of pride in me to find that we managed to finish within an hour for I have read that it normally takes about 1.5 hours to reach the peak. 

To the experienced "gunung" hikers, Gunung Lambak should be a breeze to climb. As for me, I see it as an achievement that marks my first "gunung" climb. Lastly, no matter how big or how small the achievement might be for me, 2014 has certainly been a life changing experience for me. Gunung Lambak is one of them!

Cheers and Stay Fit!