Sunday, October 26, 2008

A selfish umbrella

A couple of days ago, i walked walking to the carpark with a colleague after work. As we reached the company's side door, we realized that it was drizzling.

My fren then pulled out a small umbrella from his bag. The umbrella was the small, multi-fold type. As it was just large enough to cover one person, my fren called it a 'selfish umbrella' as he can't share it with me.

Hmm... is the umbrella that is selfish or the person that is?
Just joking... this macho man's not afraid of a little rain!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Back To Training....

I have finally signed up for the Penang Bridge Run that will be held on Nov-16. This had always been something that I had wanted to do ever since i relocated here. Well, at long last I've made a firm commitment to it only in my 7th year here. {Has it really been that long????}

Anyway, since the organizers operated a registration counter right in QueensBay Mall, it was pretty convenient. Sign up to race while you shop. :)

I had a chat with the man operating the counter, and apparently the response has not been very good. So far, only about 4000 folks have signed up. The organizers are targeting to get 10,000 participants. So for those who have not signed up yet, please hurry up. For those who have, pls pass the word around.

Yesterday evening, I had sort of a 'trial' run of what my fitness level is now. Especially since i have not been very active in the past 2 months. Well, lets just say that i have lots and lots of training to go to get my fitness level up many many times over to tackle the 25km run.

I've never been a runner, and has never been keen on it. I'm more into a 'slow and steady, endurance' kind of sports like hiking, swimming (leisurely) and walking. Yesterday, I managed to walk briskly 5 times round the field near my place with not much effort. But after running just one round, my heart was already pounding. Lot of training to do....

Too bad they don't have a Penang Bridge Walkathon or something like that.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Procrasti... what?


I've fallen into a deep hole of procrastination for the past few weeks.
And it explains the 'stale' state of this blog.

I've always been a procrastinator. (hmm.. or perhaps it is just plain laziness?).
But the past few weeks have been bad. I had many things set out that i wanted to do, but till now it remains just that... things i want/need to do.

How to improve? Keeping a to-do list comes to mind, but what if i even procrastinate to keep it updated? :)

Ha ha.. perhaps i need to get some self-help or time-management books.
Oops... that reminds me: I have bought a few books that is still waiting to be read. Sigh!!!

I guess first things first... I have now psyched up myself to complete all that i have planned to do. So I'll be keeping myself busy for the next few weeks. Hopefully the motivation holds up.
Wish me luck!