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Started Running Again very slowly

The good thing about having a blog is that you have an outlet to trumpet your triumphs, however small.

I’m pleased as punch to have exceeded my training goals this week.

I managed to cover 4.6km in 40 minutes today, and running for at least 35 out of the 40 minutes continuously. Alright, I know that’s on the treadmill and road conditions will be different, but I’m still pleased. 🙂

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Taking the plunge

My feet are aching from the 5km walk along the Southern Ridges yesterday.

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But I’m taking the plunge to sign up for my first Shape Run despite my aching feet. Signing up for the run will force me to train at least twice a week (getting rid of the tummy courtesy of too much good food from Sydney), and admittedly, the jogging outfit issued by the Shape Run is rather nice. I have also made plans with a fellow participant for a huge breakfast after. 🙂

I was surprised at the popularity of the run in Singapore. It’s the 2nd day of registration today and already, the small-sizes of the T-shirt has ran out! I had to settle for a medium-size piece.

Running is a popular sport in Singapore, with no less than 35 marathons held annually. Although marathon running is rather a solitary sport (with you pushing yourself to better your personal best), the idea of having people each pushing themselves around you does serve as a motivation, as an inspiration to complete that last mile.

So off for training, and shopping around for a pair of running shoes will not hurt either. These nike pairs look good. Did I mention that participation in the Shape run gives you a 20% discount on nike women’s running products?

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