sun run v3. 0

the sun run did not come stress-free nor pain-free. when i registered, i was in it to get my personal best time. prior to beginning any training, i wanted a finish in the fifties. as the months passed by, my confidence wavered, but i was still hoping for a sub sixty finish. as the final week rolled around, i knew i was in trouble. my knee cap was busted after taking a diving stab at the ball during handball, and i couldn’t walk without it being taped. i probably shouldn’t even be participating in the race; wasn’t sure if i could cover ten kilometre, let alone run it. when it’s all said and done, my third sun run was in the books. considering that made me sit out all week in hopes to preserve everything i had left in that knee, i did more than survive. it was more than a challenging character building for myself, not only because cardio had always been my weak point, but also for the condition i had to deal with. no, i didn’t make my sub sixty goal, and i’m not disappointed. i could’ve easily taken the easy route and backed out, i could have walked it, but i chose neither. my hour and three minutes finish was good for second in the company team. i kept up a good pace and ran continuously for the first five kilometres before any short stints of walking. at the end i still had some left in the tank to sprint through the finish line. i was tired, but felt susprisely good post ten kilometres. once again it’s proof about my character; if i set my mind to something, i won’t give up easily or back down from any challenges. i’m grateful for those who ran alongside me, who chose to give me words of encouragement even when i looked a little down and out. now that it’s all said and done, i will visit my physio to fix my knee before i decided on what challenges to take on next

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王梓軒 – RUN

this song depicts exactly what my mind and body frequently goes through. wanting something so bad and putting in the work but often not feeling any progress is made. all the setbacks to overcome and awful feeling when i physical, emotionally and pscyhologically fall apart, but it is worth every ounce of sweat when i get past the struggles to see the day i climb to the mountain top. many thanks for pushing me when i lose motivation, guiding me when i stray off track, and putting me back together when i fall apart; i won’t stop until i reach what used to be a dream become reality

take no excuses

image my leg was burning and could not muster another rep so i turned to my kinesiologist and said i am exhausted. he in turn stared at me with little compassion and told me i must tank it and keep going no matter what my body feels. every now and then, he would look over to check on me and tell me not to slack off because he knows me far too well. over the many years, the kins that worked with me knows exactly what i do to get out of doing things i consider difficult. i guess i have developed a slacker reputation and one that will stick with me for as long as i live. they no longer concede to any of my excuses or complaints because know that i give up too easily and only stay within my comfort zone. in other words, unless i puke, faint or die on the spot, i must keep going because he isn’t decreasing the reps or weight. and in at the end i survived it all and knew i had done something right for once. he told me he believed i was strong enough and forced me to find a way to tough it out, all i needed was a push. i’ll take that compliment with me and think about it at home. he also said that training is meant to be hard so to push me to my limit because it’s all about overcoming weaknesses. if the training was easy, i would be cheating myself. thankfully he hadn’t conceded to my whining otherwise i would have taken the easy way out for the two hundred thousandths time

day 517 – chilli day

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putting in the work as part of my kinesiologist’s version of his new year’s gift to me before my physio crucified my knee. i do appreciate all the push i have gotten this year to strengthen my weaknesses and i will continue to improve and work even harder next year. on my way out of physio to see this gorgeous view of downtown with white mountains in the background. not a good day to be under dressed when the weather is minus four degrees

day 471 – our winning ways

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we definitely pulled away from the pack to dominate our tier with an impressive win loss record the past four weeks. working together with our strengths and improving on our weakness, coming together as a team has gotten us to the top of the board. watch out, we are coming back to tier 1 for the final stretch. keep the wins coming down to the playoff stretch