The world seemed a little darker when I was asked to log in to check out my competitors for the March race. I looked at the list and ….

Only 1/3 of them were locals. I was immediately gripped by fear. FEAR again! Told HP about it and he questioned by intention for joining the race. “Definitely not to be the last!”

His response? Don’t you want to go for experience? And what’s wrong with being last? There will always be someone who has to be last in a race?

But it doesn’t have to be me. ;p

And I was again reminded not to be engulfed by this four-letter word. And an email which probably will help me to focus.


On June 13, 1935 at Madison Square Garden Bowl, James Braddock won the heavyweight championship of the world as the 10-to-1 underdog in one of the most stunning upsets in boxing history.
In an amazing feat of courage and determination, Braddock won the 15 round decision to become the new heavyweight champion of the world.
Cinderella Man defied all the odds, and did the unthinkable.
So can you.
  • Visualise your success and see how the race will unfold
  • Stay positive and remove all self doubt or conflict
  • Passionately strive towards your goal
I don’t know how black my face was yesterday but I dislike it when I am so easily affected by such information. Maybe there is no cause to be worried. Maybe my competitors were scared stiff as well. Maybe….
But thank you for being there always to encourage me, to bring me back on track, for not scolding me when I got lazy and let out the word ‘tired’.
I give you the title of ‘best coach’ ok?


A couple of nights ago, I was here. The food in front of me did not entice me. My attention was shifted to the runners. This used to be my running route when I was still in school. I would have a run to this area before I start the day. Nice, tranquil….

These days, I managed to run in the morning. No longer at ECP but near to the workplace and realised that the route is good for runs. Nice slopes where different muscle groups could be used. Well-toned people to look at as they ran past. And those cyclists on their tri-bikes reminded me of Aviva again. =(

Been taking time off during lunch to swim instead. It’s so unfortunate that during the same time, groups of students would be there for their swim class. The girls were so shy in their one-piece. For me, I think I had better be more decently clad in case I was singled out by some conservatives who deemed that certain civil servants cannot be swimming in their two-piece.

The legs were lighter now. Good!