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Iftar With MYNIC Berhad For Larian Sehati Sejiwa

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I was lucky to be extended a generous invitation to attend a buka puasa/iftar event with MYNIC Berhad at Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur together with my family on Sunday. The iftar event was held as a get together and sharing of info for the upcoming Larian Sehati Sejiwa, which will be held on Aug 23, 2015 at Padang Merbuk.

The run, held in conjuction of our Merdeka Day celebration, will see 5,000 runners running in either the 10K category or the 5K Fun Run category or the Kids' 3K Fun Run.

Registration fees starts at RM20 for Kids Fun Run (Age 7-12), RM30 for RM5K Fun Run (all ages) and RM45 for 10K categories.

For registration and information on the run, click here.
The CEO of MYNIC, Encik Hasnul Fadhly Hasan giving a short speech before the breaking of fast. Fellow runners seated with the CEO, Encik Hasnul and MYNIC's COO, Puan Norsuzana Harun and MYNIC staff.  Great spread for buka puasa/iftar at Premiera Hotel.  The highlight for me and also other fellow runners who attende…

Saturday Buka Puasa By The Lake

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A picnic style buka puasa, just like what we used to do during the Ramadhan weekend a few years ago. and for the same reason.
Mommy needs to do her 10K run so Daddy suggested we all go to Putrajaya, get our Buka Puasa chow at the Pasar Ramadhan and later Daddy and Son enjoyed the lakeside view near Masjid Besi (Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin  mosque) while waiting for Mommy to finish her run.
The lakeside from the mosque all the way to the Monumen Alaf Baru is lined with people opting to buka puasa picnic style, with friends or family. We are always rather simple in our choice for buka puasa.

Nasi ayam, nasi tomato and nasi ayam berempah was our choice.
But can't linger too long after our meal. ^^
It's a good choice to picnic at Presint 2 & 3. There is the Pasar Ramadhan. Two mosques are nearby. And for sweaty people like me, there are an abundance of toilets that I can use to shower and freshen up.

Chillin' With Acham

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I have to make sure I do my workout in the early evening now (or at the moment, before buka puasa/breaking of fast) just so I can spend time hanging out with this little fella at night. ^^ Mommy allows Acham to spend an hour on her lap everyday, and while Acham relaxes on her lap, she just wastes time watching TV, check on Facebook, read Whatsapp messages and occasionally, just occasionally reads her books.
When Acham takes a nap on her lap, it feels just so cruel to move and disturbs Acham's sleep.

Yeah, Mommy is such a pushover for Acham.

Retro Fashion Is BACK!

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This was what I thought when I learnt about the Retro Run held near Publika last month in May. Seeing quite a number of my running friends sportingly donning wigs and retro style sure made me think about looking for some nice urban retro fashion look to rock myself. Hahaha
Trust me to somehow notice a running event and then think about fashion. Haha

Either bold geometric prints from the 60s to the high-waisted bikini bottoms made popular back in the 40s and 50s, there are many ways to inject a little bit of retro touch into our wardrobe.

Time to raid our Mums old clothes, you ask? No need lah. Furthermore, getting the look on a low budget is not a problem at all. The key to nailing it is by getting the right fit.

Clothing style of retro consists of wearing clothes that are commonly used in the past. This way of clothing often includes clothes and accessories that have characteristics of such times. Many fashionistas around the world use them in an exaggerated way with the combinatio…

MEDIA RELEASE : GET FASTER, BETTER, AND STRONGER WITH STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON RUNNING CLINICS

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Kuala Lumpur, 15 June 2015 – With registrations secured and calendars cleared for the 4th of October, all focus will now be on achieving personal goals when running the race.

For runners upgrading their distances, preparation is crucial as one needs to get physically and mentally ready for the challenge, while those looking to achieve a new personal best will need to build up their physical and mental endurance as well as their muscles for the task.

To help runners prepare for the road ahead, Race Owner and Organiser, Dirigo Events will be conducting a series of running clinics at various locations in the Klang Valley.

The running clinics are serialised into 14 sessions (8 general sessions and 6 specialised sessions) organised on selected Sunday mornings across 4 months under the supervision of Mark Williams, the official coach for Standard Chartered KL Marathon. Each session is differentiated -- designed to get beginner, intermediate and advanced runners prepared for the Standard Cha…

Back to Back 2 Endurance For The 2nd Time

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I was back for the 12-hour Back 2 Endurance last Sunday at Lake Garden (Taman Botani Perdana) and it’s my second time joining this endurance run.

The format of the run is simple. Just do as many loops of 2.3K around Lake Garden as you can within 12 hours.

I did pretty OK last year, had lots of fun and managed to put in 62.2K.

My dream distance for this year was 80K. I've done 80K before, but at the Watergate 16-hour and yes, it took me 16-hours to complete it. So, to be able to achieve the same distance within 12 hours, I have to somehow shave off 4-hours. The thing is, I just walked when I did Watergate 16-hour. I planned to run more than I walk for Back 2 Endurance.

I knew it would be a tall order but nothing wrong in dreaming and trying to achieve our dream, right?

Anyways, after doing a test run of 10 loops around Lake Garden a week before the event, it’s back to the drawing board for me to re-asses what I want to achieve and what I’d be able to achieve, realistically.

After…

Little Lost Kitten

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It's easy not to be too attached with the random adult stray cats that we feed.
But when one day, a little kitten got abandoned and had nowhere to turn to, how can we look away? Or be bowled over by the little one? Meet Acham. ^^

Back To Taman Saujana Hijau For Pink 50

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It's been quite awhile since we last been to Taman Saujana Hijau located in Presint 11, Putrajaya.
It's a great park with great view, but it is kinda hilly to do serious mileage around it. Well, for me at least!
I had been trying to re-visit this park a few times, before I make my decision to enter a running event which will be held there in Aug.
It's a special running event, called Pink50; billed as the first all-women ultra-marathon event in Malaysia.
I have a confession.
Instead of jumping immediately to join this event, I hesitated. For a long time. Even receiving a kind invitation from the Pink 50 organising committee, with a lot of whatsapping and private messaging, it took me ages to want to do this. One - I know it won't be easy. The cut-off is 9-hours instead of the one that I'm used to which are 12-hours and 16-hours.Two - Taman Saujana Hijau isn't exactly the flattest route around if one compare it to Watergate 16-hour or Back 2 Endurance. It's e…

The Saturday Of The First Week Of School Holiday

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What a mouthful of a title. Hehehe
I wanted to do a race simulation for next week's 12-hour Back 2 Endurance at Lake Garden to gauge timing, rest stops, blister management, heat and stuff that I'll experience during the run; you know better be prepared if you aim high, so that's what I did today. ^^
Hubby and Son tagged along to Lake Garden too but instead of doing the 10 x 2.3K loops like I did, they took their time and stroll and just enjoying the outdoors.
There was a "Mat Salleh" Daddy who was training around the loops too at the same time as me and he had his family tagging along and I noticed, what he did was run solo and mixing it up with play-time with his son.
Yes, we Mommies and Daddies do that. Instead of being selfish of following our training plan alone, we mixed our training with time with our family too. Although I guess we are a bit selfish for expecting our families to understand what we want to do. It does need the compromise from both sides, p…

No Words Needed

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To express the bond between a parent(s) and their child(ren).

There's no need for the use of superlative words to convey our love sometimes, no need to be showy. Our little actions does speak a thousand words.