Thursday, June 21, 2012

2012 June6 - Queen's Birthday Fun Run

Not really been active in my workout since I got here. 
Guess with the lack of motivation and races, and the weather really plays a huge part, I could barely get myself out of the house.
Yeah yeah...excuses =p
When I saw this, I was like hey...its a nice short run nearby. 
5km for $10
Remember when I said that "barely wanna get out of the house"?
Well, since registration was only on the morning of event, the night before I was actually having 2nd thoughts. 
I could do an easy 5km near my $$$
Anyway, was able to convince myself to go for the event.
9'c temperature cycling to the venue in the morning is no joke.
By the time I arrived, my hands & feet was numb from the cold.
School kids trying out for the junior olympian
How can they bare the cold? Brrr...
The route was just around the park x2 rounds.
Food (not free) after the race
There's a Turkey contest for the 5km distance.
You predict your finishing time & the closest wins a prize.
Of course, you aren't suppose to be wearing a watch or time yourself during the run.
I gave myself a time of 30mins for 5km coz that is generally my time.
But I forgot tat majority of my "serious" runs consist of water stations =p
Asking someone to help me take a picture
One of the sponsors was Adelaide Triathlon Club
Lucky me...I might not had qualified for the Turkey contest but got a lucky draw.
Prize choices was either a sports water bottle, a bottle of wine or this Race Pack
Yeah yeah! Everyone would be shouting that I should have taken the wine..hahah need spend money buying gels on my next long distance race
As for my results, 4 mins difference....I sure take alot of time lingering at water stations =p

Next big race....
Sept - City-Bay

2012 July9 - Stretching

During the winter season, the cold morning and evenings are the worst time for me to workout.
Yes, you can come up with millions on reasons not to get out of the house for a ride / run.
Let's just at least do a few good stretching before our muscles start stiffen up.

Monday, June 11, 2012

2012 May13 - Mother's Day Classic Run

Due to the fact that I'm alone, (with very few frens in a strange city), 
I'm always in a lookout for things to do to occupy my time, then I won't feel so lonely. 
Every fortnight I would surf City of Adelaide website to see the happenings around. 
Coincidentally, I saw a Mother's Day celebration run on their website.
But being the stingy aka "kiamsap" me, I didn't feel like paying $30 for 7.5km.
Alot of things in Australia are considered charity, but as I am unemployed, I'm considered a charity case too.
With the lack of funds, I volunteered my services to charity instead.
Few days before the event, we all gathered at their office for briefing.
I was allocated to the Goodie Bags Distribution station.
That night as well, we helped to packed up Goodie Bags.
Lots of pamphlets, rolled up shopping bag and a medal.
That very morning, I left the house at 620am as we were expected to meet up at 7am for final briefing.
But at last, the unspeakable happened. I got a flat. 
You might think that a cyclist like me would know how to fix a flat. But since this is a normal hybrid, and all my tools are still in M'sia, there's nothing much I could do but slowly cycle then push the bike to the city.
I was about 45mins late. Thankfully weather was beautiful with a slight chill.
The crowd of pink on a cloudy day.
Waiting for our customers
That's the Finishing Line where the racers would come thru. 
This is the first time I'm seeing this view coz usually I would be the one charging thru those gates.
Didn't grab a picture during distribution as I was busy "working".
Lots of smiling around. Encouraging words. I remember the time when I ran in Tokyo Marathon.
The volunteers would greet everyone with their 45deg bow and say their congrats speech.
Once the last of the runners had cleared, volunteers were relieved from our duties.
I wondered around to see what was left. massage. The masseurs were really trying to finish up.
2 masseurs on each leg
Our appreciation? FOC breakfast...thank you
I love a good aussie sausage. Simply delicious.
We were also provided a pinkie goodie bag. Yeah!!
Its so funny. We got blue shirts instead of the standard pink.
But then I realised it was a wise choice coz it made us standout more.

Would I do this again next year? I don't mind...but then KS might have me doing my long runs instead on a Sunday mornings =p

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2012 Jan18 - FKMY Annual Dinner - The End (6/6)

Suddenly got called up to stage to catwalk coz of my 3 costume change : Cheerleader, Burlesque & Student

Get ready for some camwhore!!!
Got a flower from Prez Kevin
Pic with my General Manager, Soo
Pic w my Product Managers, Mee Ching & Ai Hiong
Left : FC, Guan Lin
Right : Philip, Lam & Ping Ping
Finance & IT Team
Fred, Guan Lin, Celeste, Wendy, Ping Ping & Paulyn
Marketing Team
Me, Mee Ching, Lam, Sim Leng, Kristina, Ai Hiong & Wai
Mustn't forget our boss, Philip
Sales team (partial)
Medical Device (minus John Gary in the middle & Geraldine in blue)
Han Seong, Kevin, Joelyn, Shirley
Management Team
Sports Club Committee 2011/12
Sports Club Committee 2012/13
My 3 costumes of 2012
Thanks for scrolling!!!

Some quick links to the event

2012 Jan18 - FKMY Annual Dinner - The Prizes (5/6)

The Prizes

3rd year in a row, no luck with the Top 10 Lucky Draw Prize *sniff sniff*




REIGNING KING & QUEEN 2011 (yes, that's me)
Left (2012) | Right (2011)
Queen must always be more garang one....
Saranghaeyo (I Love You in Korean)
Congrats to the New Queen 2012, Viena
Left : School girl Viena. Right : Office woman Viena
Congrats to the New King 2012, Lam
New King & Queen dancing to Wonder Girls - Nobody
Kings & Queens 2011 & 2012

Some quick links to the event