Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
1. Make lunch to take to work tomorrow @ 2am
2. Read @ 3am
'Everyday Greatness', a collaboration of efforts from Stephen Covey (The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) and Reader's Digest.
2km - easy
3km - tempo
4km - walk
5km - easy
6km - tempo
7km - walk (cool down)
By this point, hopefully I'll have exhausted myself enough for sleep to welcome me easily.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
This is what is precious to me.
Here's to chasing my dreams.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Onward to the next adventure!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Why did I do it?
I would far rather swing between agony and ecstasy than trudge through bleary monotony.
Me running away from home was not a pretty situation and not one I'm proud of. I uttered words I didn't mean and did things I shouldn't have. Nevertheless, I am amazed by the beauty which lay within the tragedy.
I thank God for surrounding me with wonderful people and wise counsel. I would never have known how kind people could be to a girl full of conflict and turmoil.
Felix, Luke, and Fong. The very night it happened, you guys were the first ones who were there for me. Thank you for the comfort and support you provided me with.
Felix, I especially appreciate you taking me in and caring for me. I shed so many tears and was so emotional during those days I stayed with you. Thank you for your patience and care, the inspiration and courage you bestowed me with.
Fong and Luke, thank you for telling me to hold on to what I believe in, for reminding me of what is important and where I came from.
Chai Chi, my best friend from high school. I am so incredibly touched that the friendship which was forged when we were kids sitting next to each other in the same classroom, still holds strong after all these years.
The Chai family, words fail to speak for how much you have done not just for me but also for my family. Thank for your guidance and encouragement, the patience and strength that you imparted.
Ian and Ivan, thank you for the concern you showed to my sister. I am truly grateful that you took upon yourselves to share in the situation.
Bing and Justin, the both of you took such good care of me when I was in Penang. Although we're apart most of the time, it's such a blessing to know I have friends like you.
Inti CF, specifically Samuel, David, Ben, and Isaac. Thank you for your help and concern.
My parents and I still have our differences to work through. However, I hope that in days to come we'll stand on much better grounds than we were before this.
As I type this out, I'm back home. I'm thankful for that.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Who should CrossFit?
As CrossFit is scalable to all levels, anyone can do it. When I first began up til today, I do scaled down version for most of the standard workouts. You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
I can't compare myself to some of the other members in my group who can deadlift 150kgs for multiple sets (so far my deadlift PR is 70kgs x2reps x2sets) so no one should have the mentality that you need to 'measure up' to someone else's level. The only person you want to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
Everyone participates at their pace, on their level. Like I said, CrossFit is for everyone, across all levels of fitness. No kidding even your grandma can do it.
CrossFit is about functional fitness. This means doing something which you would also practice in real life. For example, picking heavy something off the ground (grocery bags, your own body weight), being able to react quickly (running away from danger), jumping onto or over something. (way more useful than being able to run for 3hours, eh?)
The beauty of CrossFit is that anyone can start off with basic movements and progress on as they are able. If you're come in doing bodyweight squats, in a week or so you could add 10kgs to that, and so on. I used to carry the misconception that CrossFit was a sport for elite athletes, which couldn't be more wrong.
Here are a few more reasons as to why I CrossFit.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Consistently blocking out 2-3 hours to run upwards of 20-25km a time, a few days a week was the new norm for me. I've trained, lived this way for a year or so. And I think it's time to call it a day.
(Let me make it clear I am talking specifically about Endurance Running. While running is good, taking it to the very extreme that I was is not.)
Friday, October 11, 2013
Him: Yes! I've never been so certain of anything in my life!
Me: Do you see a future with her?
Me: So you're saying love is characterized by warm fuzzy feelings towards someone? What good are warm fuzzy feelings? They don't prove anything. It's your actions that show what someone truly means to you.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
When I tell someone I love them (and vice versa), I want to mean it like the passage above describes.
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