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Larian MPAJ 2017

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It was a pretty last minute decision to run in Larian MPAJ which was held in Taman Melawati. I didn't know what to expect because this was my first time running in a race in the area, but judging by the route map and elevation, it's a pretty "interesting" route. A good route for a spot of hill training, right? But woe betide, I had a rather fitful sleep due to my tummy acting up. Gastric and I really dunno what triggered it (high chance it was the big ass coffee I drank at the Putrajaya Food Truck Fiesta lah).
Can't really sleep and spent a few times in the loo so I finally woke up, showered, dressed at 4am and ate breakfast (just half boiled eggs as I can't really eat anything solid once gastric acts up) and took my charcoal pill and Gaviscon.
After my horrible Twincity Marathon, my GP had advised me to take charcoal pills to control the wind in my tummy before I run in morning races.
Had half thought to DNS the run but in the end, I went ahead and ran and …

Press Release: THE HEAT IS ON AT THE STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2017

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THE HEAT IS ON AT THE STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2017
Top Malaysian marathoners competing for title and potential spot at SEA Games

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2017: The Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) 2017 is gearing up to be a highly competitive race, particularly in the Malaysian Men’s category, as the top Malaysian marathon runners will be competing for honours as well as hoping to catch the attention of the selectors of the KL SEA Games squad. Last year’s Full Marathon winner in the Malaysian category was Muhaizar Mohamad with a time of 2:39:24, followed by Mohd Jironi Riduan in second place with a time of 2:39:56 and Tan Huong Leong in third recording a time of 2:41:53. Not only are all three runners back for SCKLM 2017, but their contest will be given an added edge because of the SEA Games in KL later this year. Tan in particular, has been recording really fast times recently with a 2:35:24 at the Taipei Marathon in December and 2:28:19 in the recently concluded Tokyo Maratho…

SCKLM Running Clinic Progress Log

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Last Sunday, 23 April was the final session of SCKLM Running Clinic (SCKLM RC) in Taman Bukit Jalil. Truthfully, I had half expected a lower turnout than the previous sessions as there were a number of races around town. But runners did came in droves for the running clinic and I was one of them. Heh.
I only managed to join 3 out of 5 sessions at Taman Bukit Jalil. The first session on Feb 26th, while preparing for Bukit Jalil Half Marathon.  The second session was held on Mar 12th, which clashed with Bukit Jalil Half Marathon so I had to give it a miss. I did however had a good run in Bukit Jalil HM which I attributed to the mileage done at SCKLM RC.The third session was on Mar 26th, and I did register for it. I wasn't able to attend in the end, nursing a back ache. A really bad one. One that made me stop running for a couple of weeks. Ugh.Fourth session was on Apr 9th and I was back attending it. I hadn't been running that much and wasn't looking to do all 6 loops so I on…

The Hometown Stopover

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During the 3-day weekend last week, we travelled back to my hometown for my cousins' (plural, as they were two cousins) wedding. As a treat for Son, a stopover at a roadside stall between Bentong and Raub to buy some nangka (jackfruit). He loves jackfruit and those sold at the roadside, the nangka madu are really sweet and quite cheap (compared to KL lah...)

No, no durian stop for us.

Only one durian lover in the family so I don't have veto power. Hahaha But I did get my wish to enjoy Kow Po's homemade ice cream in Bentong.
Hubby had cendol with banana ice cream. And I shared three scoops with Son.
Heavenly sinful and rich chocolate ice cream, creamy peanut ice cream and a mellow caramel ice cream. Yums. In case you're wondering how to find Kow Po Ice Cream shop.
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SCKLM vs MVCCR

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I was supposed to run in Mid Valley Charity Run (MVCCR) today. Well, that was the initial plan before I had to cancel plans to run 21K at SCORE Run (because I was given a 6K bib instead of the 21K) and Challenge Putrajaya (because the organiser sucks and "postponed" the half marathon event at the very last minute).
With Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) just 4 weeks away, I decided to ditch MVCCR in favour of attending SCKLM running clinic's final session instead. I need both the mileage and the hill training. Can you believe that I had less than 100K mileage for April?
So Hubby dropped me off at Taman Bukit Jalil Park before heading off to Mid Valley.
I arrived early and had about 35minutes before the session starts so I decided to warm up by doing a loop first. Plenty of other clinic participants were doing the same, as most need the mileage at this peak time in our training plan. Met these two GC ladies after finishing my loop and chatted a while before the flag…

Weekend's Running

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The family will be heading to my hometown this weekend but we'll be back to KL by Sunday. I'm planning to do my long run at Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) final running clinic.  SCKLM 2017 is just 4-weeks away! Gasp! Don't see why Hubby and Son should wait and be bored at Taman Bukit Jalil so they're going to Mid Valley Charity Run (MVCCR) while waiting for me to finish my session. More productive that way, mah. Plus they get to redeem more stuff at MVCCR. Hahaha Anyways, have fun and enjoy the 3day weekend, Malaysians!

Race Alert: IJM Land HM

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I ran on the average, one half marathon per month last year, just to prepare for 3 target half marathons that I wanted to do really well in.
This year, I've only done one at Bukit Jalil Half Marathon so far and it's quite unverving because I had signed up for a full marathon in May!
Anyways, the second half of 2017 looks more promising with plenty of half marathons that will be held near and around Klang Valley and I'm looking forward to run in IJM Land Half Marathon in August! It'll be my first time running in IJM Land Half Marathon and am certainly looking forward to it! Registration details can be found at : http://www.ijmlandrun.com/
Early bird rates is still applicable until May 15th so hurry!
And see you there! ^^
Maybe we'll take lots of photos there too.

define:food

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I finally stepped into define:food which is located at the Signature Offices, Boulevard Mid Valley (opposite Tim Ho Wan) and with a nice view of the fountains in front of Gardens Mall. I only had one photo taken, and that's of my salted duck egg pasta (RM38.00).
It was really nice and creamy and had a strong duck taste. Definitely not for everyone. Hehehe
But what stayed in my mind was the nice ambiance, the attentive staff that kinda offset the rather slow service (I guess kitchen was overwhelmed).
I liked the fact that they took note of my friend "disability" as she came with crutches and held the accessibility lift ready for her. 
What I don't like was, the fact they stealthily charge RM1 for water that they poured immediately as we sat down. Hey! We ordered other drinks too! 
Define:food has a pretty decent 2-course and 3-course set lunch and maybe, just maybe I'll try it when I go there again.

Ayuh Menikmati Aneka Juadah di Saujana - A Diversity of Delicacies At The Saujana Hotel

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A DIVERSITY OF DELICACIES AT THE SAUJANA HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR
Ramadan is beckoning and first thing first, HAVE YOU ALL GANTI PUASA YET! Muahaha

Seriously, sudah ke belum? It's already 20 Rejab now and 6 more weeks to go for 1st Ramadan to arrive.

And how syiok it is to "ehem" ganti puasa and treat myself to buka puasa at Saujana Hotel's Charcoal; when the family attended a preview of their fiercely flavoursome fast-breaking buffet with a number of nations' favourites. 
From 26 May to 24 June 2017, The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur takes the gratification once again to chaperone families and friends who are planning get-togethers during this blissful season with their delightful smorgasbord, ‘Menikmati Aneka Judah di Saujana’, commencing conjointly with the first day of the observance.
Starring a well-rounded mix of traditional local delicacies as well as Western and Japanese eats, this exquisite buffet spread is passionately put together by the hotel’s team of chefs,…

Back For EE Run 2017

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The Energy Commission had organised their Energy Efficiency Run (EE Run) since 2011 but I myself joined it for the first time in 2013. I wanted to join in 2011 but we were in Japan when it was held that time. Heh heh
The biennial run used to be a free event back in 2011 & 2013 and its registration used to be done manually only, which of course made it a it hard for members of the public to join. I managed to do so with the help of a friend who is working in Putrajaya. Even then, the slots were snapped up quickly!
Race recaps here: 2013 2015
Just like previous editions, the 1,500 slots for this year's run were snapped up within 3 days! EE Run 2017 is still the cheapest run in town, with the registration fee of RM20 for 10K for public. This came with the ease of registering online, bib with timing chip, event tee, finisher medal and goodie bag. 
But unlike previous editions which were held at the end of the year, this year's edition was held in April.
The run saw participatio…

Press Release: PUMA INTRODUCES THE IGNITE 3 PWRCOOL Keeps You Cool During Warm Run Days

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PUMA INTRODUCES THE IGNITE 3 PWRCOOL Keeps You Cool During Warm Run Days
Global Sports Brand PUMA understands that each runner is unique and are motivated by their personal goals. Whether for long distance runs or sprints, every runner makes their own rules. To smash records or to win that medal that’ll earn them bragging rights. That’s why PUMA continues to create innovative running products that suit every need and enable runners to “Run Their Way”. 
This season, PUMA releases the latest silhouette in the IGNITE series that helps runners achieve their goals while transitioning into warm weather conditions - the IGNITE 3 PWRCool. Built to equip versatile runners who knows no limits even when temperature rises.  The IGNITE 3 PWRCool puts the energy towards cruising, not sweating. It features the innovative DRI-FREEZE collar lining that instantly cools your feet at contact. DRI-FREEZE tech also extends to the sock liner for that maximum ventilation. The high rebound and long lasting mou…

Press Release: Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality

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Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality expands with new exciting category for kids
Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality  returns to Putrajaya this July  with the addition of kids’ races open to children aged 7 to 15 years old
Kuala Lumpur, 13 April 2017 – Men’s Health Women’s Health (MHWHNightRun) Night Run, one of the most anticipated night runs in the country held in partnership with AIA Vitality(#AIAVitalityMY), will return to Putrajaya this 22 July 2017, and will introduce an exciting newrunning category exclusively for kids aged 7 to 15 years old.
Now in its third year, Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality is making a comeback, promising some 20,000 runners another exciting race (5km, 12km and 21km) in theMen’s and Women’s Open and Men’s and Women’s Veteran. The first flag off will be at 6.00pm and the last flag off at 8.40pm.
In conjunction with the second year anniversary of Time Out Malaysia Kids, a quarterly magazine for famili…

DULL NO MORE! LET’S FIGHT DULL SKIN WITH NEUTROGENA

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Radiant, glowing skin? Don’t we all love and want them?
I’m dull. I mean, I have a dull skin. *sob sob* Those who know me know that I sort of like to run. All those heat training and running under the sun, and at odd-hours (a 2pm run? What on earth was I thinking? Especially doing it in Malaysia! LOL); has taken a toll on my skin.

Being active outdoors is good for the health but without proper care, it can be bad for the skin health. 
Dull skin is also often one of the first signs of aging, as skin renewal decreases about 7% every 10 years and along with being exposed to UV light which is another major contributing factor (thank God I don’t smoke); I certainly need something to inject some excitement to my skin.
GLOW SKIN GLOW! BRIGHTLY AND RADIANTLY!
What’s the culprit of dull skin? Plenty, it seems. 1. Dryness (dry skin, lack of moisture, drying make up and lack of drinking water) 2. High stress level (oops) 3. Lack of rest 4. Dirty environment 5. Smoker (nope, I’m not one of them) …