Tuesday, 12 April 2011

6K By End Of This Month

I didn't run in this, Zaini did.

That's my aim for my run this month. Now, now. Don't scoff. Don't laugh. Don't snicker. I know you guys can run much farther than me, and in less time too. For me, it's already an achievement.

I used to hate running. I can do anything else at the gym and suffer through hours of grueling workout with my personal trainer but ask me to hit the treadmill, I just don't see myself running on it for any length of time. I do envy my hubby who didn't seem to need much effort doing rounds at the Lake Garden. He even called me a wimp  for whining about running. Huhu

Now? I ditched the personal training. I didn't renew my gym membership. But I need a way to still keep healthy and up my stamina (and I do do really want a strong pair of legs). I can only do so much with my squats and I can only suffer so much going up and down the stairs. So, the next option - start running.

I'm surprised that now I find running quite enjoyable now that I put a goal and challenge myself doing it. And I find inspiration to run more and more by fellow blogger, Nick of Anything Goes. Well, I'm not going to run competitively but I put an aim to my run unlike before. 6K by end of April and 10K by June. Think I can do it? I sure hope I can especially with this wonky knees of mine.

24 comments:

  1. Wow that's inspiring! I'm sure you would hit 10KM by June :D

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  2. wow, that's good motivation and really inspiring goal yeah?? :)

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  3. well, i'm really not into running because my have weak stamina and my ankles get tired easily.. maybe my body is too heavy, haha!! :D

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  4. hope you'll be able to make it, and beyong your 6K goal too.. all the best!! :)

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  5. i wouldn't suggest running on the treadmill. i used to not enjoy running or jogging as well, but i fell in love with it after spending an hour in the park. i started out walking, then unconsciously taken up jogging. it felt great! :D

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  6. Wow everybody seems to be into running these days. I should get out of the gym and give it a try. A lot of my friends from badminton are now running.

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  7. @sriyany,
    I hope so too and am trying hard to meet that goal. :)

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  8. @SK,
    I think my body too heavy oso lah, hence the knee cannot support my weight. LOL

    Trying hard to meet my target! :)

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  9. @Levian,
    I do both so no excuse of bad weather or no time to run for me now. If I can't go to the park, then it's treadmill time. I find having that discipline helps a lot. That and some fast songs to accompany me while I'm running. ^^

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  10. @jellybelly,
    I noticed that too. Well, might as well join the crowd if it's good. :)

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  11. Glad that you are inspired and determined to keep yourself healthy and fit. I do't run anymore as my wife is not suppose to so we do morning walks, everyday.

    Thanks for visiting my Cruise Picture

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  12. @Sailor,
    Little things to make us healthy count to. Enjoy your morning walks. :)

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  13. Great stuff!! Good luck with the 6K by the end of the month. Running is great for both your mind and body. All the best!!

    Japan Australia

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  14. @Japan Australia,
    Getting there! :)

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  15. You go, girl! Just be careful of that knee.

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  16. @HappySurfer,
    Will do so. Thanks! :)

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  17. Good for you :D Running is really a cheap and enjoyable not to mention healthy past time.

    I'm sure you'll be able to do the 6K run easily :D

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  18. @Nick,
    I hope so too. 4K definitely easy for me now. ^^

    But not sure about cheap. I think I'm going to be like you - I'm buying more and more sports outfit now. :D Gonna buy a new running shoe in a few days' time too!

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  19. LOL! You're right, it's definitely not cheap buying running gear. I already have three pairs of running shoes and I still want to get one more ... hahaha ... need a bank loan soon to sustain my hobby.

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  20. @Nick,
    True!

    I wanna get a new shoe and went to Nike shop yesterday. Gosh! Where to find RM500 to pay for it? o.O

    Still researching for a good running shoe now. Any tips how to choose one>

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  21. For you I'd recommend getting Brooks. They have great shock absorbancy that's gentle on the knees :D

    Go to Sunway Pyramid, next to Nike, shop called Atlanta, they're Brooks distributors, ask for Manson and he can give you some great shoe advise and a 30% discount to boot :D

    They're in the range of RM450+ before discount. I'm using a Brooks Ghost 3, my favourite shoe at the moment and am waiting for the Ghost 4 to come out in July :D I'd recommend that shoe to you.

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  22. @Nick,
    Thanks so much for the tip. Will try and get there next week. :)

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