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A Grand Sunday In Kuala Kangsar

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After spending almost half-day supporting friends running a 100K race (as per my previous post), we head home and got ourselves ready for our trip.
I had a run in Kuala Kangsar on Sunday morning; in the Larian Hari Keputeraan Sultan Nazrin Shah and instead of spending a night there; we opted to board the Express Peninsula and took a sleeping berth seat and traveled to Kuala Kangsar by train.
We took the midnight train from KL Sentral and arrived at Kuala Kangsar station at 6.00am, a bit late than the published time but still ample for me to get ready and change into my running outfit and meet a friend who helped picked up my bib the day before. Before the flag-off for 10K category. As usual, I started way at the back.
Most of my friends were running in the 15K category which was flagged-off at 6.45am.
Flag-off for 10K was at 7.00am sharp with the presence of DYMM Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan Sultan Nazrin Muizzudin Shah and DYMM Raja Permaisuri Perak Darul Ridzuan Tuanku Zara Salim.
Th…

A Good Saturday

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Started the Saturday quite early with a nice nasi lemak breakfast but not before cooking rice to make onigiri for ourselves and friends who were running in a 100K race today. It was a special request by a friend and I happily obliged. Happy to note that the people I made them for devoured my onigiri. ^^

I made the rice balls using the rice I received at the Race Pack collection of the Tango Ultramarathon in which I ran 60K in.

The rice balls were individually cling-wrapped so that my friends could tapau them and eat while on the move. And they did, after eating one. They packed one in their hydration bag to eat later.  Hubby and I enjoyed one each too, while waiting for them at KM34 , midway through a long hot stretch of the 100K route with food and drinks and ICE! Our mobile support station that we set up to cater to our friends.
We had cincau drinks, chrysanthemum drinks, coke, water - both for drinking and washing up, Yupi, onigiri and ice.
We even had ice cold water spray which H…

A Marathon In The Historic City Of Melaka

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A run in the historic city of Melaka on Dec 20th, 2015. The International Melaka River Marathon is back for the second time and registration is already open, with less than a month to go for the race day itself. So, hurry and register if you're keen in joining. Generous prizes on offer for top runners. For more information and registration, head over to LIV3LY page.

myBuddiesRun School Promo Rates

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Great news to those who are still looking for a run on December 20th, 2015 or have yet registered for any races on the date. myBuddiesRun is having a school holiday promotions from Nov 22 to Dec 19, 20015.
 myBuddiesRun which will be held on December 20th, 2015 at MMU, Cyberjaya has a few categories on offer and with the school holiday promotions, the registration fee is as low as RM20.00!

Be a participant or just come to enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere with :
performances by local artistescar boot salean array of food galore from various food trucks Participants also have a chance to win win some prizes - more than RM100,000 worth of prizes to be won! Who knows we might win a Perodua Axia!

Or maybe get lucky and win RM150 cash prize which is allocated for every 100th registration (from 100th to 7000th).

Or win RM150 cash prize as one of the AWESOME runners running in myBuddiesRun.

For more information, check out their website at www.mybuddies.my or my previous post on the run here

Gulai Kampung

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Remember my post about craving for some steamed fish and ayam masak lemak cili padi? 
Well, I sort of got to satiate my craving. Didn't indulge in either of the said dishes but I got my "gulai kampung" treat!
Son had an outing with his friends on Sunday so it was a date-day for us. 
For lunch, since we were in Bangi; we stopped at Restoran Gulai Kampung which is located a few blocks away from Bangi's McD.
The restaurant has a lot of varieties such as patin masak tempoyak, asam pedas, fried chicken, sup tulang and masak lemak dishes.  We chose keli salai masak lemak, which cost us RM6.
And daging salai masak lemak for RM10 a bowl (can feed three). The masak lemak were good and we finished everything, up to the last drop of the gravy, but I do wish they are more generous with the rice serving. It was too little for RM1.50 per plate. Hihihi

The sambal belacan had a powerful kick and I can't even finish it. Hahaha

All in all, a rather good meal.

We were there shortl…

Frost The Trail Run At FRIM

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Frost the Trail KL Corporate Challenge is a yearly Green CSR initiative organized by Frost & Sullivan. 100% proceeds from the entry fees from the run will be given to pre-appointed beneficiaries and this year they are supporting the flood relief through MERCY Malaysia.
I was lucky enough to be able to get two slots for the run through Maxis and duly registered Hubby and myself into the 8K individual category.

It was a rather smallish corporate event, with just a few hundred runners in both the 8K individual and also 5K team category but it was a commendable turn-out and run nonetheless.

As most runners coming from the corporate sponsors, everyone seems to know everyone. Maxis, the platinum donor of the run had a contingent of 200 runners. Runners mingling about the field area at the starting line. I met with an ex-schoolmate who works with one of the corporate sponsors and also a couple of running buddies.  A photo station printing photos of runners who posted their photos on IG …

Just See What's In The Star Today!

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I had initially thought of writing a race recap of the trail run, Frost The Trail which was held earlier this morning at FRIM.
But then a friend whatsapp me later in the afternoon to mention that my article about running in Tango Ultramarathon was already published in the Star! Yeay!
And here it is. ^^

Link to read at Star2 here.

Let's Illuminate Melaka City With Hatten Neon Run 2015

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After an adrenaline-packed kick off in 2014, the Hatten Neon Nite Run is back due to popular demand; this year it’s going to be bigger, bolder and brighter! Hatten Group is bringing back Melaka’s most exciting year-end event to usher in 2016. Flagging off from Padang Pahlawan, Melaka on 31st December 2015, the route runs through the heart of the city, passing through historical landmarks and circling back to finish at the Padang. Three categories are making a debut this year, the Men’s and Women’s 7km Open and the free and easy 3km Family category which everyone, both young and old, can enjoy. The main highlight of the event is the vibrant Neon theme. Participants will be given Neon ‘glow-in-the-dark’ race kits which consist of high quality dri-fit neon jerseys, bibs, wristbands and glowsticks. Several pit stops will be stationed along the route so participants can enjoy Neon activities such as the illuminated tunnel, UV graffiti, 3D photo ops, splash and dance-off.
Hatten Group take…

Craving For Fish

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and also ayam masak cili padi. Hahaha

I thought I wanna buy siakap and steam it for the weekend lunch, but aiseh... busy on Saturday and Son has his school outing on Sunday. No fun eating (and cooking) without him. Hmmm... maybe just go for a dinner date for this. But man, steamed fish also expensive lah! I buy one siakap cost less than RM10.00. RM5.99 also can get sometimes. *grumble grumble* We'll be pretty busy the next two weekends, so no cooking for me! LOL Next weekend we'll be traveling to Kuala Kangsar for the Larian Hari Keputeraan Sultan Nazrin Shah. Then, on the first weekend of December, we're checking-in at e.City Hotel in Subang which is the official hotel of Amnig Run. Hubby and I will be running in Amnig Run. Plus the Ice Watch Night Run, on Saturday night. Busy but fun!

Training Starts, In Earnest

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I'm into Week 3 of Hal Higdon's Half Marathon plan, with a half marathon in January as my target race.
I was only supposed to a 5K today and I did it at the gym on the treadmill but after dinner, with the nice weather outside, I was itching for a run and decided to do a 3K time trial. Slower than the 5K I did earlier but I was happy nonetheless. OK, so I wasn't following the training plan properly but I felt good so I decided to go for it.
Anyways, tomorrow I'll do a 40min tempo run. And then, I'll have some fun with Hubby on Saturday, running 8K in the Frost the Trail Run. And hopefully, I'll wake up early to do a 90 min run on Sunday.

SCORE Cupid Run 2016: Glass Slipper Trail

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A FAIRY GODMOTHER. A PUMPKIN CARRIAGE. CHAUFFEUR MICE. A MISSING GLASS SLIPPER. Back for yet another fairytale adventure, SCORE Cupid Run 2016 is a 4 km fun run open to all aged 12 years and above to be held at Kepong Metropolitan Park, KL on 14 February 2016, 7am onwards.  SCORE Cupid Run aims to encourage more people to take up running – professional runner, running enthusiast, or fun run fans alike. By infusing endearing fairy-tale themes, the run provides an exciting, recreational platform for a convenient and great cardiovascular exercise.
Runners of all ages and backgrounds will enjoy the activities at the 4 pit stops – Cinder, Fairy Godmother, Pumpkin Ride, and The Dance – the Glass Slipper Trail has to offer. They include balloon and tutu giveaways, a “fairy godmother” granting wishes, photo-worthy deco, as well as some dancing activities. With an expected 5,000 runners encompassing friends, family, running buddies and groups, partners and/or spouses, loved ones, and individu…

Great Deal With La Maison Restaurant, Silka Lunch Savers

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After my 10K run in Energy Efficiency Run which was held in Putrajaya on Saturday morning, Hubby and I rushed back home without spending time with friends post-run there.
He had to work that Saturday morning and I decided it would be nice to head over to town for lunch later, with Son in tow of course. ^^
Our lunch "date" that Saturday was at Silka Maytower Hotel located in Jalan Munshi Abdullah. We got there early which allowed us to browse through the stores and stalls around Masjid India before Son & I head for lunch later at 1.00pm. Have to say, it's been ages since I last visited this part of town. 
Silka Maytower Hotel's La Maison Restaurant is having a lunch saver promotion on-going and it sure is a good deal. It's available daily from 12.00pm to 2.30pm and priced at RM21.90 nett per set. It was nice for us to have lunch there, not only for the good deal but also for the relaxed ambiance of the restaurant. For the Silka Lunch Savers set, there were 9 …

The Energy Efficiency Run, For The Second Time

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I joined the sophomore edition Energy Efficiency Run (EE Run) in 2013 when it was held in December 2013. The 2013 edition was a free race that had 2 distances : 7K and 5K. The third biennial edition of Energy Efficiency Run was held on November 14, 2015 and with new distances. 10K and 6K (although the actual distance as stated officially was 10.3K and 6.3K) which was opened to public and also Closed category for the Energy Commission staff. Also there was a special, by-invitation category for students.
I was a tad late in registering for the race this year, and by the time I did, the Women Veteran category was already closed (i.e. sold out) so I registered under Women Open instead. I paid RM25 for the fees which is still really cheap for a race here, what with getting an event t-shirt, medals and also bibs with timing chip.
An FB friend helped me collect my bib during the weekday and we met on race morning for me to collect it. Thanks Tisha! It was sure nice to meet with friends whom…