When Self-Doubt Takes Hold

Last week I blithely, yet proudly, mentioned to a friend that I had done a PB on the hilly 7km loop from my house through Desa Sri Hartamas/Mont Kiara. My father-in-law had just died suddenly and unexpectedly in Denmark, and my husband had flown home for the funeral, so I guess I was using my …

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Happy Christmas

It is exactly two years ago today that I started taking running seriously enough to measure my pace and distances. In 2011, Santa brought me a Garmin Forerunner 610 and on Christmas morning, I took it out for a very slow, though it didn't feel so at the time, 5km. We've been through a lot …

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MWM Training Session 2

As an introvert (who does a good impression of an extrovert), the solitary nature of running appeals to me. But even introverts, and solitary runners, can benefit from company and sometimes they even enjoy it. Such was the case yesterday at the Malaysia Women Marathon training session, the second in a series of running clinics …

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A New Challenge

There are many challenges facing a runner but up until now personal hygiene has not been one of them. Sure, I smell bad after a 10km in 100% humidity and 30 degrees C but a shower and a deodorant stick - and of course a washing machine- usually fix the odour problem pretty fast. Ah …

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My running club’s new kit – a very impromptu modelling session with my friend KK on Wednesday night. The kit came with red Mizuno shorts but the shorts are, well,a bit too short!

Temples & Toilets – Angkor Wat Half Marathon 2013

Angkor Wat Half Marathon was, for me, dominated by toilets rather than the temples. And judging by the queues at the portaloos pre-race and the number of people scurrying behind trees and rocks during the run - I've never seen anything like it! - I wan't the only runner thus challenged. Still, I'll try and …

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Angkor Wat Half Marathon (I)