Wednesday, 14 March 2012

But You Run Marathon, What!

OK. First - I'm not a marathoner, as many of my friends and colleagues kept saying I am. 

I lost count on how many times I corrected people when they say this, until I stopped correcting them.

I have never done a 42K run in my life. Not yet anyway. A 10K race is not a marathon. Neither is 15K. 21K is "merely" a half-marathon. After SCKLM on June 24th, maybe you can call me a half-marathoner lah. heh heh

The point of this rant is actually because I just did a basic screening that was arranged by the company for all staff. A hospital had this medical campaign on and since it was free - just go lah.

Now, the problem with doing it en masse and with 80% of staff knows you is that, everyone can KPC or busybody about your results. You can do it too. I pretty much wreck havoc at the screening room, "disturbing" other colleagues who were doing their screening too. haha To the nurses there - thank you for putting up with our "disruptive" behaviour. ;p

I pretty much suck at the test. 
BMI = overweight
Body fat = high
Skeletal muscle percentage = low
Bone density = osteopenia

Good thing the rest of the tests results are normal.

OK. I pretty much know the results from a more comprehensive check but as I mentioned, when this was done en masse  people can know my results.

So when it was advised that I go for a diet control and exercise, a few concerned colleague exclaimed that how much more exercise I need to do since I run marathons. Oh boy!

And me being a "marathoner" was being mentioned over and over since my results are the same with those who didn't bother to exercise. Aiyah~

Anyway, just to let you know - I'm also not that healthy. You can't be that healthy if you used to have your name down in more than 3 medical specialists at one hospital. I also have the tendency to get that 1% side effect from a medicine. You know - when you are given a medicine to take and the doctor will give out a list of side effects but then proceeded to mention that only a handful will have that side effect? I will fall under that category. How special, right? LOL

The point of this rant? As usual - no point. But I find it quite embarrassing for people to call me a marathoner or I run marathon when I actually haven't!

But be patient. I will do it. Someday. ^^

Thank you for your patience reading this. I trust you did read the whole thing? heh heh

43 comments:

  1. I read all hihi .. Don't worry, u will do ur 42k, soon :) don't worry abt the results too much, slowly results will show!!

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    1. Hope so too lah, KJ.

      I wanna be healthy and still be running when I'm 70! ;p

      And thank you for reading it all. ^^

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  2. I read it all. So, I call you a very fast walker instead? :)

    I guess you can go running for health, for fun, to get rid of excess energy or simply to enjoy a few extra chocolates without looking like Michelin Man.

    The rest of the results are normal? Can't include psychiatric tests then. :D

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    1. Ahahah... funny.

      Fast walker. Don't think I even qualify for that. Do you know that I'm slooooow? xD

      Yeah, good thing there isn't a psychiatric test done. But I think the medical personnel who attended me must have had the urge to label me as a "barsket". kakaka

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    2. You have too much energy but you're slow? So, I call you a hyperactive sloth? :D

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  3. errr, i never see you as a marathoner, but just a runner gadis lah.. haha!! or shall i say you are the most a half-marathoner or quarter-marathoner?? huhuhuhuhu..

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    1. It's not you lah!

      Call me a runner, and I'll beam at you beatifically. LOL

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  4. hmmm, doesn't look like a fit test huh?? overweight, really, do you believe in BMI?? i really don't believe in that.. the fat/mass/bone intensity ratio is more important than BMI..

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  5. some people have heavier bones, and muscular people has more mass that is heavier than fat.. so naturally their BMI is gonna increase yet that doesn't mean they are overweight..

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    1. When I was at my ideal BMI, I was skinny as a stick. Sure dun wan to look like that now!

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  6. errr, wait.. but your BMI is overweight, high body fat, low muscle percentage, low bone intensity?? ooooppppssss, i keep quiet then~~ :p

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    1. and I better keep quiet and not comment too.
      kikiki

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  7. nah, i just think if you lead a healthy life and healthy diet.. all those doesn't really matter much lah.. fat or skinny?? so what?? as long as your are HEALTHY and HAPPY right??

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    1. True!

      And what's the point of all those exercises if afterwards so scared to enjoy life for fear of being fat? Right?

      I love my curry! Must eat Mamak curry at least once a week. How to be thin?

      Kakaka

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  8. You are a marathon runner what !!! ....in the making lah hahaha!!

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    1. Marathon runner in the making - now that sounds about right. ;)

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  9. But to me who can't run more than 5km, you are already a marathon runner! LOL!

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    1. You go jogging regularly what. Or was in the past. Now no more already? ;)

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  10. Eh, how come the result show u r overweight, body fat high, low bone density? I think you need to do some weight training hahaha!! Weight training will help with bone density but running will not....I think

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    1. Yalor, haven't been doing weight training for a while now. All my weights are gathering dust. ;(

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  11. Do high intensity interval training to cut the fat - that's what I learnt lah. Long running duration will train your body to keep the fat cos it thought you are going to lose them!

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    1. I know you like HIIT. I don't!

      Must try and force myself lah. But then, any free time I'd rather have a run. Nice looooong run. ;p

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  12. Or maybe you eat a lot? SO calories in MORE than calories out? kakaka!

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    1. That may be the case also loh! ;p

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  13. OK sorry - not suppose to make a joke out of this. But seriously, with so much running, this result is either inaccurate or you are not watching what you eat (just my opinion). For more professional opinion, see the dietician/doctor/nutritionist/trainer LOL

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  14. But all must pay $$$ lah. Consult Panda for free consultation haha!

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  15. If all other results are normal, you have nothing to worry about. Eat, run, rest I say and have fun along the way!

    I think your running or any type of exercise for that matter can help improve bone density.

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  16. anyway, exercise will do u good

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  17. Ohh, I always see you as a runner / marathoner. Because I don't run, I mentioned I snail.... even walking is faster than snailing =p

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    1. I walk slower than a snail! kakaka

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  18. Having annual medical checkup is good... as long as everything is functioning well, no high BP, low cholesterol. Can keep track of your health.

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  19. KPCs are always there to peep into our life. As long as you are comfortable with your body and lifestyle, you're doing great!

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  20. 10K is still not considered as marathon?? I never joined my company's annual marathon, not sure how many km - 7km? 15km? 21km?

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    1. Marathon - full marathon distance is 42K.

      From my office to my house = 25K. ;p

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  21. I think I'll lie down flat after 2km run :p

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  22. So you run marathons, ah? LOL!

    Yes, it's a huge misconception that needs to be changed!

    Anyways, all that running will get you up in the healthy spectrum soon enough. Keep it up!

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    1. Dunno why your comment went into spam just now. :(

      Anyways, it's actually rather embarassing when people say that to me.

      And yes, there is a huge misconception on what marathon is all about. But getting rather "tired" correcting people about it la...

      Hope I'll be in the healthy and fit group soon! :)

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  23. Waw punya best, I want a check up too..I know I'm normal weight, though not sure about my total body fat percentage. In my case, ppl dun call me a marathoner, they call me a runner or an athlete. I'm neither. I'm a jogger XD

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    1. I actually don't like to be called a jogger, regardless of my speed (or lack thereof)

      I am a runner. I don't jog. I run. Slowly. heh heh

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  24. That was an awesome posts, thanks for sharing this to us. Anyways, Congratulations for a great job well done and looking forward always for more updates.

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