The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
Finally, a dream came true for me. First time climbing a mountain, not only one but a few, my longest ever race time, my highest elevation gained and slowest pace.
Thoroughly enjoyed the mountains trail adventure under such perfect weather conditions though it was chilling at times. Encountered all kind of terrains (mainly stairs and rocky trails) that I could ever imagine including, a number of streams crossing over big/sharp rock and a jungle trail. Brought along extra camera to take more pictures and videos whenever I need to take a breather, but most times still maintained my focus on the race and the ground to avoid any distraction that could result in injuries.
Ma On Shan, the 1st part before CP1 was breathtaking, overlooking Sai Kung with the early sunrise. Lion Rock was best to capture the skyscrapers below my feet with the sea & mountains in the background, CP3-4 route to Tai Mo Shan was also fabulous with paranoma view of HK especially the sunset & glittering sea before ending with a night view of Tsuen Wan.
Gained many experiences and lessons on drop bag, attires to don, amt of hydration & fuel to carry, use of hiking poles etc. All expert advice on poles are welcomed.
And finally met in person a few more FB/IG friends (SP, EP) for the 1st time ( @ultra_gibbons@arenong@zoezoeing_sy@miahicha@williammuk ).The only 'blemish' was I could not finish strong as both knees (one after another) suddenly felt sharp lateral pains esp. when running downhill and I was forced to brisk walk the last 6km. What an irony when a favorite part of my trail run is to run downhill. The painful journey was alleviated by the company of a M'sian runner who I chatted & he waited for me as I slowed further towards the end. And we crossed the finishing line together. Thank Wai Hong.
With 7 weeks to Translantau 50km, I need to strengthen my knees or put the poles to better use.
Walt Disney World Marathon
I completed my 10th Marathon last weekend!!! We celebrated the 25th Walt Disney World Marathon! I loved the medal since it was revealed. Once I finally earned it, it became an instant favorite. Good size with a solid weight and it spins!
The shirt was awesome and they also gave marathon #mickeyears. I picked up a running Mickey figure and my marathon pin to complete my #raceswag.
1 77:18 AM Jan 16, 2018
It was pretty cool being able to wake up and have this to hike on our front door step! On rainy, cold days like today I can't help but reminisce! However, Devon has some pretty amazing hikes on offer too that Dom and I are yet to suss out...
2 277:17 AM Jan 16, 2018
Ich bin heute morgen aus der Tür und es gab einen dicken Regenguß. Ich hatte kurz überlegt aufs Laufband auszuweichen, aber es gibt doch nichts schöneres als die Mainrunde. Und da der Regen auch etwas nachließ, hab ich alles richtig gemacht. 10,5km mit noch einer 5:06/km-Pace. Da merkt man die Pause.
4 1547:14 AM Jan 16, 2018
This weekend saw the ladies travel to Wimbledon for the third fixture of the season, and another tough race. Well done to friends on the @Advent.Running and @Wild_TR teams. You all did fantastically well on a long grind of a course🏃♀️💨 🙌
21 miles. 12.5 out there and 8.5 on the treadmill. Running all 21 outside just wasn't doable for obvious reasons. 1: It was fricking cold. I mean the lake is frozen look at it. So reason 2: Frostbite. And 3: accumulating snow made the roads more and more slippery. .
Run free! For cyclists looking to crush records, the steep Hogback Ridge run is a great way to challenge VO2max and anaerobic energy systems...and there's no way to coast or soft pedal out of the effort! Going barefoot can help strengthen calf muscle imbalances from too much time spinning in the saddle. I believe that it also helps with neuromuscular coordination. #madetomeasureLA