Monday, 18 February 2013

Mommy's Day Out

on most Sundays, involve this :
photo credit : Jeli
A CNY run on Sunday, Feb 10th with Gaited Community members. We ran up all the way to the peak of PICC hill and got to enjoy this view :
photo credit : Jeli
but not before suffering climbing up PICC with a 696 elevation gain. *pant pant* 

Raimie's Mommy managed to do a 23km that day. Running in a group can be really helpful in pushing oneself (albeit no matter how slow mommy ran) ^^

This was done last week. 26km. Alone. Raimie's daddy would usually accompany mommy at the first 5km and the last few kms during her long runs, but last Sunday he just wanted to walk instead of run so mommy had to suffer alone. 

Pushing oneself at the last few kms alone can be really hard, physically and mentally. Mommy sure appreciate group running more now.
And why do mommy  been logging all these kms on her two feet lately?

and taping her feet (especially the blister prone left foot) and slathering Vaseline on her certain parts of her body just so the blisters are kept to minimum and no chafing anywhere?
She is insane enough to want to do a full marathon (that's 42.195km people) this April at Malaysia Women Marathon and is trying to train hard and smart to prepare for the event. Check out their FB page too, if you are interested to know more about the event.

Questionable sanity notwithstanding, how could Raimie's mommy resist joining and supporting this event? It celebrates Women In Running.Sisterhood in running, UNITE. :-)

Not keen running 42km? Well, there's half marathon (21km) and 8km categories too! 
Fancy enjoying the sights of Shah Alam on foot, anyone?

Doesn't matter how fast (or slow) we run. The main thing is we enjoy what we do and get fit & healthy doing it. 

38 comments:

  1. Wah! Joining full marathon! *Salute*

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    1. A natural progression from my first 10k in Sep 2011, 21km in June 2012 to a full marathon ib Apr 2013. :-)

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  2. This post reminds me I still have all those Putrajaya bridges yet to blog about! LOL!

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    1. So when are you finishing the bridges series? :-D

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  3. I'm so tired just looking at your route map. O.O

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    1. LOL. Wait till you run with me, then you just get tired waiting for me to finish. :-P

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  4. Wowww Kak Lina, 26km LSD... Respect! I have never done any LSD more than 20km alone... It requires tenacity and titanium soul too to reach that distance, less 3km than your targetted LSD but still super awesome...

    Luv the PICC Hill view... It`s worth to die for... =P

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    1. I baru 2 kali run in group. The recent one was awesome but x dpt buat selalu sbb as usual irg start LSD awal. Kesian my hubby kena sama-sans bangun awal. Huhuu

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  5. Run on every Sunday? Thumbs up, gal!

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    1. I would chicken out if I got tiny blister on my foot x_x

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    2. Agree with, "we enjoy what we do", just like annay's philosophy, "Enjoy now, worry later"! :p

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    3. Yvonne,
      I run 4-5 timed a week with two days cross-training which meant I do 30min spinning. Once a week, usually Sundays; I do long runs 20+km. :-)

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  6. lina, never did I know that Vaseline Petroleum Jelly can ease blister on feet. I did suffer from blister on my toes when I wore my old sport shoes.

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    1. Yan,
      That means you need to change shoes already lah. :-D

      Anyway, yeah. Just apply some Vaseline at blister prone area to minimise the chances of blister popping out. It really helps. :-D

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  7. Even my two girls' fingers have blister too after long hours training for table tennis. I must apply vaseline on their fingers next time.

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    1. Yan, Vaseline helps to minimise friction hence it'll help to prevent chafing and blisters. For your daughters fingers, maybe taping them would be a better option? Less slippery. :-)

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  8. I appreciate running on treadmil with buddies. If alone, I feel the time is killing me.

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    1. It's been ages since I last step on a treadmill. :-D

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  9. Lina, the next time I bump into you...maybe I can just follow you instead hehe
    Running alone is nice, but when the mileage builds up the voices in my head tell me 'cukup lah' more than 'boleh boleh sikit lagi' :P

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    1. lari sensorang mmg best. Boleh layan perasaan, cari ilham, lepas tensen... But as you said, after awhile, the voice in the head akan racun kita to say its enough not you hv to do more. Kan?

      That's why I struggled to do the last few km last week and still didn't get enough mileage whereas the week before that, I did mote than I should, running first with GC members then with you. :-)

      P.s. I ikut you bukan you follow I la.... You are FAST! ^_~

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  10. shouldn't it be "mommy's RUNNING day out" or maybe "mommy's day RUNNING out"?? thambee terkejut seeing those red trails lah, you have run such a long distance covering such big area~~

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    1. Thambee wants to follow or not, someday? :-)

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    2. If he come back read this he will run far far away la. He gym I think can la.

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    3. Belum cuba belum tahu. :-D

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  11. fuyoh, what a nice view from up there!! surely worth the effort running and dragging yourself uphill right??

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    1. Yup.

      If alone, I only do halfway the hill. It wad nice to run all the way up and enjoy the view. :-)

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  12. woot woot!! a full marathon for the MWM run this April!! all the best, hope you won't have blisters on your feet by then~~ :p

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    1. Blister free feet doing a marathon would be like... Wishful thinking. I'm just hoping any blisters that will pop out will mot be too painful to bear. :-D

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  13. Ouch!!! Blisters...painful lah!!!

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    1. That's why need to minimise the chances of getting them. :-)

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  14. some day i want to explore running at PICC jugak la.

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    1. Naik PICC for steep hill. lari up to Guard post n turun balik will get you on 350m elevation. Naik smpi peak, 690m. Straight jer.

      Plg best, minimal or no traffic to contend with. :-)

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  15. That is a superb view from the top of PICC. Salute you for participating in the 42 km full marathon. You can do it, girl!

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    1. It is. You can sometimes be allowed to drive all the way up there too, ECL. :)

      Thanks for the support ECL! Looking forward to my first full marathon! :)

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    2. Oh, can drive up. I thought have to climb all the way up. Thanks for the info.

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    3. Yes you can. No need to over-exert oneself like some crazy people (author of this blog, for instance) haha

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