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Saturday, September 30, 2017

W2D6

So busy improving myself that I got no time to think about others.

LSD session this morning was great. Wish I could run again this evening. But family comes first. Gotta balik kampung kejap lagi.

Lari esok je lah 😉

#becauserunningisfun
#whateverittakes
#runforfreevacations
#klanginternationalmarathon

Me when I cant run.. hihi

Friday, September 29, 2017

Semangat berlari

Revenge!

July 2017 aku DNF Cameron Ultra 100km at CP6 (61km). Tahun depan, InsyaAllah, aku akan habiskan.

Texted Arina tanya bila tarikh Cultra 2018. Dia kata belum ada exact date. Cuma confirm buat bulan July 2018.

Since 2 tahun berturut2 (2016 & 2017) aku tak berjaya booking hotel Century Pines Resort (official hotel cum hotel paling dekat dan palingggg convenient untuk race Cultra).

Sebabnya,bila organizer announce tarikh event je terusss hotel ni fully booked. Hotel ni best sebab depan hotel ada padang luass dengan playgtound untuk budak2 bermain. Kiddos suka. Lagipun starting point sekangkang kera je dari hotel. Best sangat.

So, untuk elakkan dari perkara sama berulang, maka aku telah membooking hotel ni pada semua tarikh weekend dalam bulan July 2018.. hihi. Gigih kan. Hopefully tarikh Cultra kena pada salah satu date yang aku booking tu. So the rest of the date, boleh cancel.. hihi.

And ohh.. tahun depan Cultra lebih menarik sebab race ni terpilih sebagai qualifying race untuk 2019 Western States Endurance Run 100miles . Runner yang berjaya complete cultra dalam 28 jam, ada chances untuk terpilih lari kat sana. 

In second thought, maybe abit scary nak lari 100miles (bukan 100km tau). Tapi who cares kan. I got 2 years until Nov 2019 nak prepfor that race. Besides.. its a chance for another free vacation! Who knows? 

Exited kan! Kebetulan, next year memang aku nak tambah pengalaman berlari event overseas. Mana lah tau kalau ada rezeki dapat ke sana pulak..kan kan kan..

Aminnn. ❤️

Hello weekend

October is here!

Kiddos will be busy with their final year exam this month. Mommy pulak tengah busy cari tuition centre for them. Nak penuhkan jadual diaorang masa cuti sekolah nanti. Last year cuti sekolah, Ariff & Amarr stay kat Taska je tak buat apa2. Boring katanya tengok tv je.

So, cuti sekolah kali ni kiddos kena attend 3 kelas: Tuition, Mengaji & Swimming.

Hopefully tak membeban kan sangat.

Orang kata jangan push anak2 dengan belajar semata. Tapi, anak aku kan..  lantak ler.  Dah besar sok, susah senang bukan ada orang lain nak menanggung, yer dak? 😊😊

Aleesya kesayangan daddy.

Asal boleh.

Next month Aleesya genap 2 tahun. Dah boleh hantar pi Brainy Bunch - ikut jejak abang Long Ariff & abang Ngah Amarr

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

W2D5

Every session must have an outcome.

#whateverittakes
#becauserunningisfun
#runforfreevacations
#klanginternationalmarathon

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sultan Mahmud Bridge International Marathon

Free runcation!
Running is not just about fun anymore. It give me more chances to get free vacations. But only if I win lah kan.. hihi. Those cash prizes are more than enough to cover for fuel expenses, toll & accommodation & big feast treats during my runcation. And for that, I must train hard to win for my next and every race. Gitu.
 
We left KL on Friday morning. Thought wanna have few pitstop along Kuantan – Terengganu beach for food-hunting like we did few years back during our last trip. But, nan ado. Sadly, GPS took us to a different route along Lebuhraya Pantai Timur which is sooo boring-no-view-no-food-stall-except-R&R. And toll fees cost more than RM100 tau (pergi balik). But good things is, we arrived there faster.
 
It took us only 5 hours to reached Kuala Terengganu. Keluar toll je jumpa the famous Kampung Losong and we was like, yeayyy! Terus mark untuk shopping keropok losong for families. 

We had our early dinner at Kuala Terengganu Waterfront. The view was stunning with the well-known Sultan Mahmud Bridge, the boats, the huge river etc. If its not because of the rain, we could have spent our time a little longer there.
 
Checked in at Grand Puteri Hotel (8 minutes’ drive from race venue). My original plan was to stay in Pantai Batu Buruk Resort (3 minutes’ walk from race venue). But I was too late. The resort was fully book.. sob sob. The beach is sooo beautiful tau. Tapi takpe lah, next time.
 
Dozed off right after checked in our room.
 
Mamoru  woke me up at 10pm. It was still raining.. and sejukk. I almost want to tell him that I don’t feel like running. Since this run is just one of my LSD, I could do it any other day. Besides, it was so cold that night. 

But after I gave myself some pep-talk, I finally managed to get out of bed. Wheww.. Actually, I don’t want to disappoint Mamoru. Hes been so kind drove 494km from KL to Terengganu just to send me here. So, kena lah lari. Besides, kiddos was really excited about my run. They always expecting me to win a huge trophy every time I join a race. Told them, mommy not gonna always win. But they keep saying its ok, mommy can always train harder – then win (aww, kiddos. You always make mommy nervous and motivated at the same time – thank you)
 
Drove alone to starting point since kiddos were all asleep. It was still drizzling at Pantai Batu Burok. 
 
Saw quite a few familiar faces. Happy! Chit chat, catching up a bit before the race started.
 
Flag off at 12am. I run contentedly at my happy pace. Enjoying the breathtaking night view around the Kuala Terenganu city. Especially the China town & the bridge area. Water station every 4km, Marshall everywhere on the road. Aid station, RELA, BOMBA, Ambulances, POLICE were all on standby along the route. And the best part is the road closure! I can run in the middle of the road without worry getting hit by any vehicle. A very well organized event.
 
I maintained the same pace all the way until 30km. Even at the hills. Legs felt great. I knew I was In the top 10 runners for Malaysian Women Open. But I didn’t bother to increase my pace as I thought that the prizes are only for top 3 winners. 

Somehow, with the same pace, I managed to pass over few female runners and placed myself in top 5. The 4th female runners was only 15 seconds ahead of me.. haha. As mentioned, I have no idea about the winning prizes.. hihi.  My intention running here is only for fun.. and to bank more mileage for my targeted race. Winning is just a bonus.
 
Finished my run in 4:21. Better timing. Felt so strong. Really happy with my performance. But I still got a long way to go. Need to keep training to be better.

Anyway, Sultan Manmud Bridge is going to be one of my favourite marathon. Will definitely repeat next year. InsyaAllah.

Happy face 😊😊😊😊

Still have to work on my heart rate. 
My cadence was at its best : average 98 rpm (or 196 spm). No doubt. But speed.. hm.. need to work on that.

Theres so much to improve.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Makan dan makan

Bestnya kalau jadi suri rumah sepenuh masa. Bangun tido hantar anak pi sekolah. Pastu kemas umah. Pastu masak. Pastu makan sambil tengok tibi. Pastu masak lagi dan lagi. Sambil makan dan makan lagi.

Hari ni banyak masa free. Selain masak dan makan, aku  pi register almost semua major event running untuk 2018.

SCKLM 2018 yang belum buka lagi tu pun aku dah book hotel dari 7-8 April kat tetengah KL  - 200 meter je hotel  dari Dataran Merdeka tau. Gigih kan. Semata tanak sampai lambat kat starting point. Event lain pun sama. Semua aku book hotel.. hihi.

Anticipating a wonderfull running journey with strong achievement next year!

Punya la rajin sampai kuih raya pun aku buat arini.. hihi. Buat kudap2 depam tibi.

Nothing beats homemade lauk. Sambal ayam + sup kaki ayam + kangkung celur cicah budu. Sedaaaappp deh (Budu beli kat Ganu aritu)

W2D2

Cuti lagi.

Best part of cuti2 ni, boleh concerntrate on training.. hihi.

#whateverittakes
#becauserunningisfun
#klanginternationalmarathon

Sunday, September 24, 2017

W1D7

Recovery run along the beach & around Kuala Terengganu city centre.

Legs felt great!

Now lets jalan2 cari makan ❤️

My sis no.4 & family dari Kelantan datang jumpa kami di Kuala Terengganu. Memang dari awal plan nak jumpa. Aku book bilik hotel diaorang kat Grand Puteri juga.  Belanja anak2 buah pi jenjalan Ganu. Alhamdullilah, murah rezeki belanja orang, dapat pulak cash prize marathon ❤️


Saturday, September 23, 2017

W1D6

LSD at Sultan Mahmud Bridge, Terengganu. Done & done. 42km saved in the bank. kaching!

Weather was nice. Legs felt strong. Didnt push so much coz I already made a promise to take kiddos jalan2 Terengganu. Takut kalau lari beria sangat, nanti end up aku rest atas katil sekerat hari -bazir masa.. hihi.

Little that I know that this race got hadiah till 30th placing. Thought just top 3 je..huhu. Thats why lari pun just nak kejar mileage. Not placing. And I even didnt bother nak take over runners yang pass over me..hihi

Suprisingly, terrr PB by 1 minutes. And omaigod, I got 5th placing! Got cash prize that is more than enough to cover my travel & hotel expenses for this race! Happy!!!

This is a must repeat event for next year coz it was verry well organized. Kudos to organizer!

I loveee kaler finisher tee ni ❤️

Ni masa kul 5 pagi.. dah tukar baju


Result women open

Friday, September 22, 2017

W1D5

Rest day.

We're in Terengganu! Cant wait for my LSD later tonight! Gonna run Sultan Mahmud Bridge 42km for fun 😊😊

Im sooo glad that the flag off start at midnight. So kiddos wont be missing me. And I'll have the whole weekend for them ❤️

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Selamat menyambut tahun baru 1439 Hijrah

Jangan lupa baca doa akhir dan awal tahun hari ni ❤️

Esok cuti sampai Selasa depan! Yeay!

Happy holidays!

💋💋💋

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

W1D3

Must give 100% effort in every training session!

Legs were still stiff. But I like it! 😎

#whateverittakes
#becauserunningisfun
#klanginternationalmarathon

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

W1D2

Rain or shine.

Training jangan skip.

Done recovery run. More mileage saved in the bank tonight. Kaching!

#whateverittakes
#becauserunningisfun
#klanginternationalmarathon

Monday, September 18, 2017

W1D1

My marathon training started today.

May the force be with me 💪💪

#12weekstogo
#WhateverItTakes
#LiveLifeToItsFullest
#BecauseRunningIsFun
#KlangInternationalMarathon

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Next runcation

Next week keje 4 hari sahaja. Yeay! Pastu cuti 5 hari.. hihi. Hari Jumaat cuti public holiday, pastu extend cuti sampai hari Selasa! Annual leave banyak oii.. tahun ni tinggal 3 bulan je lagi. Pening kepala nak habiskan cuti 😅😅

Kemana cuti kita kali ni? La la la la Ganu kite. Runcation lagi. Untung anak2, mak rajin berlari, anak dapat gi holiday sekali.

Tak sabau nak makan kopok lekoq, sotong goreng tepung! Aritu makan sorong goreng tepung kat Kuala Perlis sedappnyaaa. Sampai arini teringat lagi. Harap sotong goreng tepung kat Ganu pun sedap2 belaka..

Race kit dah sampai last week! No target. This race, I do it for fun. My target race would be end of this year 💪

Gambar takde kena mengena dengan runcation. Just nak share my pokok kesum yang berjasa. Gambar sebelum dan selepas harvest. Ni masuk kali ketiga aku harvest daun dia. Dapat segenggam. Buat masak gulai asam pedas ikan kembung. Tak sabau nak berumah atas tanah. Dapat tanam macam2. Rumah atas awan ni susah.. tanam pokok pun pakai cawan.. hihi

Air mata ibu

Since last week aku avoid buka timeline FB. Tanak tengok gambar or baca apa2 cerita tentang kebakaran sekolah tahfiz. Tapi ada juga gambar yang terlepas kat group whatapps. Gambar jenazah rentung! Apa lah masalah manusia bingai zaman sekarang ni.

Sorry lah kalau aku keluar dari group whatapps / unfriend kat FB. Tak hadap nak berkawan dengan orang2 tak sensitif macam ni. Mungkin depa tgk gambar takde rasa apa2. Aku? Sekejap2 melalak. Laju je air mata keluar. Imagine, depan boss aku menangis! Sebab terrrrr tengok gambar kat whataps.

Lepas ni kena tambah lagi seminggu avoid FB. Sebab pesalah dah ditangkap. Sure ramai share tentang luar dalam spender pesalah. Semua orang dah tak sabar la tu nak "ambil tahu", tak sabar nak "share", tak sabar nak bagi pendapat, tak sabar nak mengumpat. Tukang baca, tukang share same je.

FB tempat paling senang buat dosa. Kau klik share, pastu buat orang lain terasa dalam hati pun dah berdosa. Buat orang malu, apatah lagi.

Dah pukul 5 pagi. Jom sarung kasut gi lari. Ada sejam nak training sebelum Subuh. Sempat buat recovery 10km ni. Jom. 


Diva kecik wore sunglasses.

Start your engine, lets enjoy life ❤️

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Diva kecik goes swimming

Missed my 30km LSD at Kinrara this morning. Sorry Zul 🙏. Overslept. Bangun2 je dah pukul 5 pagi.. hihi. Depa start lari pukul 4 pagi.

Kena cover lari sessi petang la nampaknya 😅😅😅

So pagi ni, kita layan permintaan diva cantik Aleesya nak pegi berendam. Future aquathlon ni 🏊🏊🏊

Aww.. kejap je da besar. 2 bulan lagi genap 2 tahun.

Pinjm goggle abang Ariff. Its time to buy one for her ❤️

Pukul 7 gi mandi.. best! Matahari tak naik lagi.

❤️❤️

Ajar floating

Warm up sebelum mandi.. lunges.. haha

Happy weekend

Been busy these few days. But not like last few months punya busy (that was disaster). This time, manageable ✌️

Best part this week was UAT session at EPF, Jalan Raja Laut with the other 3 leading Banks for PR1MA ring-fence. Met someone whom I knew since 7 years ago. What a sweet suprise ❤️

And oh.. Maybank won the Bursa race! I didnt join. Im not that fast for a short distance run. Dont want to slow down the team. But Im getting there. Hihi. Once I clock my 5K time below 20 mins, then I will join them next time. Congrats Maybankers!

Last but not least, makan2 by the girls in the department yesterday. They loveee organizing makan2 session for no specific reason. Last week we have this fruitylicious day. Jadi Jane all day makan buah. This week, pulut kuning pula.. dont you just lovee them? ❤️❤️

Kek pulut kuning 

The foods!

Me wearing Bali marathon finisher tee

The girls ❤️

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Steigen socks

Received complimentary Steigen socks in fluro green color from run6miles.com

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I ❤️ it sooooo much!!!!

Terus rasa bersemangat buat progresive tempo run malam tadi pakai stokin baru 💪💪

For those who prone to have blister problems during & after a run, this socks is reccomended for you. I ran 60km (during Cultra) & 70km (during TMMT - in wet & dry condition), all blistering free tau. Honest testimony here. Steigen socks do works. 100% blistering free socks.

Go get yours now at their web page run6miles.com

❤️❤️

Monday, September 11, 2017

NPE Highway Challenge 2017

Done ❤️

Feeling great tho I arrived few minutes late this morning. Not sure how late coz I forgot to bring my suunto with me. But late enough coz there was only 10km runners at starting point.. 😅😅

Running without suunto gps was hard. Its something I have to master after this. But it was good for short distance running as I wasnt stressed with timing & pace during the race.

Managed to catch the half-marathoner crowd after 1km. Damn that far.. hihi. Then  have to zig-zagged run crossed the leisure runners until 3km 😭😭😭

Took over Rumie at 8km. Sempat borak sekejap. Then jumpa Jolene at 12km borak lagi.. Ping at 15km.. and Tini almost at finishing.. hihi.

Crossing the line at 2:10 (timing at finishing). Have to wait for official net time to check my result.

Really enjoy the run especially the hilly route. And the best part was, spent time with my big running family after the race! Really made my day ❤️

Thank you everyone. 💋

📸: Rumie

Rahim was the happiest. Breaking his PB in 1:40. I am so jelly and inspired at the same time.. hihi

Photobombed by Rumi, Jolene, John & Ping (SAC team)

Suka depa noh.. love them too 💗

The girls

Our team, powered by Lebuhraya Grand Sepadu 💪💪💪💪

SAC team
Loveee this photo ❤️

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Whats for breakfast?

Gonna spend quality time with kiddos today since tommorrow I will be away (halfday je) for my 21km marathon  race 😊😊. Amik hati kekdahnya.

Oh. And Mamoru is away too for the whole weekend. Attending his teambuilding in Johor.


Bangun subuh gaban memasak untuk tersayang ❤️

Lets hit the pool after this!

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