Reflections on the Grind

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Archive for May 2010

Good morning

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Ran in the park this morning. It was still warm and humid. But I felt good, better than most days in the past month. Left knee felt okay now. I’m no longer coughing. I was able to push the pace a bit faster each mile. The distance is still not much, but it was the best I could manage in this condition. I was worn out by the end.

Overall it was a good run and I’m just happy to be back doing what I love.


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May 16, 2010 at 11:21 am

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Back to training

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After a long bout with the cold, I feel like I’m ready to hit the pavement again. Since I started running, I don’t get sick much, but this one lasted almost a month.

Last weekend, I ran 5 km on Saturday and again on Sunday. The obstacle now is mainly weather not sickness. It’s 30C by 6am and rising throughout the day.

Looking back at my run log I feel kind of sad. I am logging very few weekly miles, much less than, say, a couple months ago. Anyhow, getting in short runs is still better than nothing at all. Slowly bringing fitness back to where it was.

Hit my left knee against a stair of a bus on Wednesday morning. Hurt quite a bit. The pain still lingers. I ran yesterday (Thursday) and this morning. Fought the condition and felt good. Hoping to get in some healthy miles this weekend.

A runner must run.

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May 15, 2010 at 6:10 am

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Long sickness

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Still having the cold. Been over 2 weeks now. Ran very few miles last week. This week I’ll take complete rest, taking days off till I’m well.

What good is a runner who cannot run? Not much. It’s a tough time. I have been looking to enter a half-marathon in June. Not sure of that now.

Missing my uncle. When I ran Bangkok Marathon last year, I met him before the race started. He was there, sacrificing sleep organizing the event. He gave me some snack as fuel, and advised me to go get some rest. When I finished the race with a PB, I looked for him but couldn’t find him in the big crowd. This year I would not meet him at the race. His passing was so sudden. Never saw that coming at all.

Life is too short to be constantly planning for tomorrow. Be good today, challenge yourself today, do things you want to do today.

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May 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm

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