5.3.15

It's in the mind...


I just completed an 11KM run 2 hours ago and this was my first night run outside the gym since I participated in a Merdeka Run donkey years ago in 1994 in KL. hahaha... I started tonight's run sluggishly where the lazy me keep sending lazy thoughts into my mind as well as telling me how terrible and dry my sore throat is. It was really a struggle for the first 3KM and I was tired after that. Well, I am not sure is it due to the long day where I was fresher when running in the morning. I struggle for another 2 KM till 5KM with a really slow pace and took a short break sipping isotonic drink. After I reached the 5.5KM mark, I turned back to follow back the same path home. The strange thing is I felt more energetic when running back for home....hahahha..... I can even run faster then 'first half' though I had to slow down towards the last 2KM as I am getting tired. Anyway, I guess it's all mind over matters and I understand mental strength plays a very important part in long distance running. On the other hand, I am glad I managed to complete a 11.2KM run, which is scheduled in my training plan for half-marathon. And....err... I am not really sure if I can do 21KM as I already feeling the strains of running beyond 10KM. hahah...

Meanwhile, I had a braised beef set which comes with a rice two days ago. The beef is not that fat and I love the carrots. It's slightly spicy which I guess it has to be cooked in this way.

Braised beef set.

'Bonsai' ice-cream
One nice thing about Taiwanese food is that they are very creative and came out with cute and nice presentations of food. The above is a mixed of oreo and vanilla ice-cream and of course, it looks like a plant. I can't really tell how nice is it as I don't really had a chance to eat it with my two kids around. hahaha... They were too quick and finished it before I knew it. :(




37 comments:

  1. How long does it take you to run 11km?! My goodness. I don't think I can even run 1km >_<

    The pot ice cream is very popular here especially in pasar malams..

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    1. Merryn - it takes time to slowly built it up. :)

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  2. At least you completed 11.2km, good achievement.. If me, I dont think I can WALK 1km (without complaining) also.. Oreo crumbs ice cream, yummmzzzz...

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    1. Princess - can la... slowly built up.

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  3. oooh getting fitter and fitter, better and better now!! 11km is no joke man, that's an achievement and you should celebrate, and with celebration it gives you motivation to push yourself for more KMs!!

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    1. SK - hahha... actually not that fit as before CNY, I was struggling!

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  4. no worries about 21km full marathon, just like before you didn't even know you can do more than 10km right?? this will slowly be something you can do as easy as eating peanuts la.. and sooner, you will find yourself doing 50km and even 100km in ultra-marathons!!! :)

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    1. Dei... 21K IS A half marathon la. Or you were missing a comma? Hihihi

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    2. hahaha...SK thought it's Full marathon.

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  5. you mean the pot plant dessert was from Taiwan?? errr, I don't think so leh.. have seen this quite a while ago already though.. hehe, but I have not tried that before.. it's not tough to make this at home too I guess.. :)

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    1. SK - aiya.... don't ask me these stuffs la... don't really have an idea but the restaurant is taiwanese.

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  6. Yea, laziness, i normally jog 3-4 times a week and likely 30-35 minutes per session. Its always the toughest for the first 10 minutes hahaha!

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    1. Ken - well done ... I also jog 3-4 times a week, almost like your duration except once a while, I will do a 10kM.

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  7. The 'Bonsai' ice-cream, at first, i didn't know that it's a dessert, hahaha...

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  8. not bad leh. The other day 5 km and now slowly increase. Soon you'll be doing the ultra marathon like Lina

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    1. Kucing - Yeah, need to gradually built up. I don't think so far. Settled HM first.

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  9. Good for you. Keep running. :)

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  10. You ran at night some more with a sore throat! And good lah that you completed the mileage. Hope you are feeling better now. Next time can run with Lina hee..hee...

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    1. Phong - Yup, much better after seeing a doc. Sometimes, I feel like going for a run despite not well.

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  11. 11km run sounds impossible for me, haha!

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    1. Hayley - It sound impossible to me last year too!

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  12. Bonsai ice cream looks interesting!

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    1. Hayley - yup, and my kids love it!

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  13. I love those "pot with soil" presentations too - it's usually Oreos but I heard it was a Japanese chef who first invented edible soil (it was then popularized by Heston but he credited a Japanese chef as the first person who did it).

    Happy Chap Goh Meh to you and your family! :)

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  14. When I used to jog, I always try to shut my mind out Nd just think of the finish line. Hehe. Jog with earphone helps a lot.

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    1. Rose - Jogging is actually good. Help us to relax and after the run, you feel good.

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  15. Wah! Self torturing yourself again on the run? Hahaha!

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    1. FoongPC - aiyo...why so negative.... it's training.

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  16. I had that 'soil' ice cream before. Did not look appetizing to me. But after eating it, it was OK, not awesome though.

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    1. FoongPC - I don't even have the chance to try it!

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  17. Now if you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.

    - George S Patton

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    1. Libby - Well said... very encouraging indeed! Thanks!

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  18. Hah..the ice cream. I see lots of cafes selling this edible pot plant too.

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    1. Yee Ling - Oh issit ? Maybe not JB.

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