Saturday, 28 June 2008

The letter that came too fast

Recieved a letter.... A letter that I didnt expect it so soon..... Its not a "good" letter or "happy" letter tot.... Haiz.....

Shall update you all again....

Now, let me adjust my mood and make arrangements....

Saturday, 21 June 2008

IPPT (Individual Physical Proficiency Test)

Went for my 1st IPPT ever since I ORD from army.... Well, IPPT is something all men (under 45) must go for annually.

I was really impressed by the fully computerise IPPT system.. It's so accurate and you actually know your results and points right on the spot!

And I'm proud to present..... I got Silver! =D

Sit Up: 38 (4 pts)
Standing Broad Jump: 225cm (3 pts)
Chin Up: 8 (3 pts)
Shuttle Run:10Sec (5 pts)
2.4km: 10:56min (4pts)

Total: 19 pts = Silver

Shall aim for gold next year.... gotta put in lots and lots of efforts tot.... =D But for now, I'm happy with my award.... =p

Friday, 20 June 2008

NASSA Bronze test on 27 July 2008

Dear parents and students, below are the confirmed names for the next bronze test which will be held on 27 July 2008 (Sunday) @ 12noon Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex

08.Theng Yong

Jiayou Children and good luck for your test! =D

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Sundown Marathon - 7hrs 48mins

It happened!

The 1st sundown marathon in singapore. The 1st marathon that happen during the night time.

The 1st marathon that I took part in with my dearst Peter Pan cousin (no kidding! he's Peter Pan!), dearest Alexandra the great friend and my special her. =p

My aim for this marathon was 4hrs30mins.

Here's the breakdown for my 42km:

Start - 10km: 1hr 01mins
10km - 20km: 1hr 08mins
20km - 30km: 2hr 53mins
30km - finish: 2hr 49mins

As you can see, after my 20km, my timing seems to gone crazy...

Well, there's a reason for that...

While running till 20km, questions came into my mind.

"Why am I running?" "So what if I can completed this race?" "Will it be meaningful if I complete this race alone?" "Am I going to leave her behind?"

Then, I decided, I should wait for her. After all, I was the one who asked her to take part in her 1st marathon. I should complete this race together with her. It's going to be so much more meaningful when we cross the finishing line together.

And yes, I decided to wait for her and walked the rest of the journey together with her and cross the finishing line together with her.... Encouraging and supporting her along the way and be there for her when she decided to give up. I'm glad I was there, else she will definately give up.

Along the way (somewhere around 28km), we met an old man in his 70's. This was going to be his 10th marathon race.

Me: "Woah, Uncle... You very fit, you are walking as fast as us"
Uncle: "This is my 10th race"
Me: "Woah, Uncle, I respect you... Your knees not hurting?"
Uncle: "Hurt, but that's life. If you give up because of small pain or setbacks, you will never succed in life. So, don't think of the pain"
Both of us (beginning to walk faster): "Thank you for your encouragement!"

I enjoyed and learn alot from this race but if you ask me if I'm gonna run another marathon in the night. My answer will be No. Haha... simply because I think night time is the time for you to sleep and not to exercise. I think this was a crazy race!

Next race: Singapore Aviva Ironman 70.3
Pending races: Hong Kong Osim Triathlon
Taipei International Marathon