Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story.
Running/Jogging can be addictive.
In Singapore my weekend morning jogs were on the 10.5km/6.5mile East Coast running track; up & down would make a half-marathon. Away from traffic & road junctions, wafting with clean salty air, being close to the sea, birds chirping & trees rustling ~ great meditation ambience. Around mile 7, the muscles would be stretched, heart would be pumping in-sync with pacing and breathing, the brain would go in “happy mode” which some call “runners’ high”. On and on, step by step until I see the 20km/12.4 mile marking and the parking lot. Time to cool down.
Then I tempted fate; the runs got longer and longer. This addiction, with friends’ prompting, led to one of the funniest decisions made for a vacation … join the Honolulu Marathon!
Join I did and fortunately the day after the run, I didn’t stand out. Thousands of limping post-marathon vacationers filled the streets and I got to see sufferers, grinning, enjoying their pain and nodding to fellow sufferers with glee and the unspoken exchange: “We did it!”
Name one thing not many people know about you.
I’m a Glutton ~ when back in Singapore with my favorite dishes, I can eat slowly and continuously, portions for 3 adults.
What is your favorite flower?
The Sunflower. The bright yellow simply brings joy, looking like the face of the sun and actually following the direction of the sun. It attracts and provides the bees with pollen and nectar and later loads of seeds for the birds.
Things I want to have in my home (paintings, hot tubs, book cases, big screen tv etc)
A house cleaning robot! If Elon Musk one day decides to invent SpaceVac, a digital device which vacuums & mops floors, cleans windows, washes dishes, etc. and needs a test-site, I’d gladly volunteer my home.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful to be home, fully recovered from cough and nasal congestion and looking forward to seeing germination of the loads of seeds I’ve just sowed for Spring.