Showing posts from April, 2015

A Dental Appointment, Finally

Let's see... it's been ages since my last dental appointment. A year, if I'm not wrong. I'm not scared of the dentists (as a matter of fact, I once harbour the ambition to become a dentist but since I wasn't smart enough...) but just lazy to make an appointment and head to the dental clinic. So, as we were nearing the date of our Taiping trip last week; I made an appointment with a runner friend of mine at her dental clinic. In Taiping. Well, it's like killing two birds in one stone. We get to make a trip to Taiping, I get to run in King of Bukit Larut AND also see a dentist! The clinic was recently opened and manned by a husband and wife team. Both dentists and pretty good runners too. And oh, the doc is a blogger too. Meet Dr Julinda of Klinik Pergigian Seni Senyum. ^^ The good doctor in action. While I was in the patient chair getting my teeth all nice, cleaned and polished; hubby waited at the reception/waiting area. And what a nice area it is. Spacious…

King Of Bukit Larut, The Second Edition

We went to Taiping last weekend for a 3D2N trip.
I had registered for the King of Bukit Larut road race and Zaini had committed to volunteer for the event which was held on Sunday, Apr 26th 2015.
I’ll probably blog about the other activities we did while in Taiping but first, a race recap of King of Bukit Larut 2015.
I entered and did the inaugural King of Bukit Larut in 2014. Last year, the organiser only had one category and that was for 21K, Men and Women Open.
This year, the race saw three distances being offered for Men and Women Open; 10K, 20K and 26K.

As I already did the 21K last year and had lots of fun doing it, I thought it would be a good idea to do a 26K this year. Verrrrrrrry good idea. Hah hah. *sarcasm*
And how does the 26K route looks like? Like this.
A total of 1,400+m above sea level.
You just go up and up and when you’re tired, you go up some more, until you reached the 13K u-turn mark (where you can’t proceed any further anyway) and then, and only then you get to…

Weekend Treat - Hot & Cold

The curry place behind TMC doesn't open on Saturdays now, and I am hankering for a good curry meal so what's the next best option for us? Banana leaf rice at Nirwana Maju instead. Pricier but at least it's convenient.
I have to admit though, I still want to go eat the fish head curry at that "Bawah Pokok" behind TMC. Anuar Kari issit? Cheap and delicious!
Maybe we can go there this Friday after we picked up Son after school and before we head to Taiping for the weekend. Either that or go makan Nasi Vanggey in Ipoh. Hahaha After the banana leaf rice dinner, it was ice cream treat, redeeming my Maybank Treats Points. Yummsss...
Tummies were all happy.

Friday At Friday's

TGIF! It's Friday! Yeay! Anyways, I had lunch with my colleagues at Friday's and truthfully, I didn't have any intention of blogging about it (after all, this was work lunch) but I was so impressed with the supervisor on duty, I decided to do so... In order to compliment him. Always give credit when credit is due, I say... And happily pay service charge when service is good. Heh. First thing first. The lunch was actually yesterday and not today but I like to put the title that way. Hah hah. There were 30 of us who went to TGIF Gardens Mall yesterday. We pre-ordered our food and sent our order about 20 minutes before our arrival. Serving can be notoriously slow for big groups at American restaurant around the Mid Valley and Gardens Mall even with pre-ordering (I should know, I work and eat lunches here...) so I was impressed that all of us got our food within 30 minutes. ALL that we ordered, except the dessertslah.... The supervisor was friendly and chirpy and made sure h…

Bargain Gatorade!

Once in a while, there's this cheap promo priced Gatorade on sale and with the "Best Before" date still months away... No harm hoarding them, yes?

I bought a carton. A few running friends bought 2-3 cartons. And this stash of ours should last until October. ^^

I do bring a bottle or two of isotonic for my long runs (3-hours upwards), apart from mineral water but sometimes nothing beats a local drink.
Like a cold bottle of cincau drink! Chrysanthemum drinks are quite nice also. Bliss for a hot sunny day, that's one thing for sure. :-)

Something To Look Forward To

So, hubby and I didn't make it to Sabah Adventure Challenge last week because his father passed away a few days before the start of the race. No regrets though. Family always comes first. Anyways, there are always other races to look forward to, and train for... ^^

In two weeks' time, we'll be heading to Taiping as I've registered for the first of three "King Series". I'll be doing 26K at King of Bukit Larut (KOBL) this year. In 2014, me and my friends had lots of fun doing the 21K at King of Bukit Larut. ^^ I'll be doing a solo run this time though, as Hubby will be volunteering at the race instead of running. Two weeks after KOBL, hubby and I will be heading to Gombak for a 50K run in Route 68 Challenge.

I'll be using this race and another one in June to gauge my ability and make my decision to run in a 60K race later in the 2nd half of the year.

Will be looking forward to this one as quite a number of friends are joining this too. Should be…

A Late Summer Ultra Marathon In Kyoto : Tango Ultra Marathon

Truthfully, ever since my completion of Fujisan Marathon in 2014, I’ve set my mind to do the race again in 2015. But for past few months, there is this one race that caught my eyes; for the race itself, for the scenery along the race route and for the fact that it falls a day before my 40th birthday!
I figured, what a great way to celebrate my 40th birthday than to finish an ultra marathon in such a scenic route! The International Friendship Tango 100KM Ultra Marathon, an ultra-marathon in the northern part of Kyoto and will be held on Sep 20th, 2015 this year for the 15th time. (Click here for the Japanese link)
It has two categories.
100KM with a 14-hours cut-off and littered with killer inclines. The clincher is the hill section towards the final section of the course. 18,000yen registration fee.
60KM with a 9-hours and 30 minutes cut-off and much kinder (i.e. flatter route) compared to the 10OK category and with 13,000yen registration fee. The International Friendship Tango 100…