I used to like running..

Fun Posts, Running

I do want to get back into it. There’s so much of peace when I run. Hit the music and just go. Yes I am maybe a bit too heavy but the last couple of months I have managed to lost more than 15kg and I do feel a lot lighter and a lot mobile. The more I run, the faster I will lose weight (provided that I keep to my diet).

This morning when I woke up I was deciding whether to go to the gym or to walk. I decided to go walk instead because i wanted to sweat out. The weekend has been quite bad for my diet and doing weights not going to help much in removing the toxins unless I whack big time. So walking was the best. As I got to the car, then the tummy started giving me tummy issues. So I had no choice and did a stop at the other park (not arboretum) as it has a working toilet. Given the time spent in the toilet, I had no choice but to run or walk at the park. So I run lor.

I ran very slow because of my weight and fitness level. Whilst maintaining about 135BPM, I also ensure that not much impact to my knee. I remember a video that i saw about running slowly with smaller steps is much better than whacking. Well – to my benefit it works. I ran most of the track but of course extremely slow. Probably about 20% faster than my walking speed. I can obviously run faster but after 200-300 meters, I probably run out of steam and will be complaining of aching bones.

I think tomorrow I will continue running, maybe try at least three sessions this week. It’s relaxing especially if it’s outdoor. Indoor is a tad boring. And if I don’t have any shows to watch, I would probably fall asleep.

I need to think about my strategy after I get my new car. It is plug in hybrid therefore I need to charge it. The gym in the curve have a charger so maybe I need to run at the gym while waiting for the arrangement for power socket in my parking bag my apartment get sorted out. Let’s see.

All in all, a great start to the week!

VO2 Max


My VO2 max is extremely poor. After many years of neglecting this – it is extremely clear that my VO2 max is shit. VO2 max is…

VO2 max, or maximal oxygen uptake, is one factor that can determine an athlete’s capacity to perform sustained exercise and is linked to aerobic endurance. VO2 max refers to the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilize during intense or maximal exercise. It is measured as “milliliters of oxygen used in one minute per kilogram of body weight.”

Today I did my first run after many months (years). Spate of injuries forced me to  not be able to run, yet even today’s run was not the most comfortable. Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 9.21.50 AM


After the first run, here is my VO2 max, almost fell off the chart! I need to start working hard and hopefully 1 year I would be able to push my VO2 max above 45. Now its just shiiiit.


Motorcycle vs Cyclist

Cycling, Motorbike

When I was cycling actively, I always wonder how dangerous it is to cycle on the roads. The cycling apparels are not enough to protection person from accident. Imagine – the lycra and the shorts not gonna sustain any fall at all. In comparison to motorcyclist who typically adhere to ATGAAT (All The Gear At All Times) – we are more protected. In fact you look at the helmet, a lot of difference. The DOT certified helmets are way more stronger that the cycling helmet.

The following video shows me overtaking a cyclist on the Ulu Yam road. Its quite amazing to see cyclist who are pretty damn fast on open roads.


In fact – in some instances, they do get quite annoying. Many moons ago I blog about the incident where I fell on open road. Pretty damn dangerous. Sigh. My roads was blocked by cyclist who decided to take up the whole section of the road. And it being a double line on blind corner, it’s way too dangerous for me to over take. Since then, I was a bit smarter which is to honk whenever I can see cyclist blocking my lane on a blind corner. Obviously it does help to go slow.

Looking at this video, I do feel like I miss cycling, but I am still not certain whether I am able to comprehend the safety aspects of it. I remember cycling almost 25km daily – non-stop, but after taking up motorcycling, haih – too dangerous. Way too dangerous (cycling I mean).



Indoor rowing is something that I do every now and then. I am trying very hard to increase my rowing mileage, but I just don’t have time. 

Thank god that recently I restarted on my Bootcamp routine. At least now I would be able to ensure I have a fairly decent exercise every week.

If I have time, I would like to at last row 30km a week. In combination with Bootcamp – that will help me in losing weight. In the past couple of years, after a string of injuries – I have grown so big beyond comprehension. It’s not as big as what I used to be, but still. All the wasted effort. 


Hopefully, with my new training regime coupled with consistent healthy food, I would be able to lose weigh. 



In the past four weeks, I’ve been working out on my own without my trainer. Honestly – it’s felt a bit different as with a trainer you have a sense of motivation as well as structure whenever you go into a gym. After finishing all my sessions, I decided to go on my own. After a bit of googling, I managed to find this website:


The name itself says what its meant for. It’s actually a weighttraining portal for weighttrainers! As you go into the portal, you see things like this:


Does it look familiar? Yes it does.

You can see all your training days, as well as the workout history..


What I love about the site is it’s training plan..


Currently, I am on my kettlebell workout plan for four weeks. I am now going on week 3 😀

You get shits like this!


See – the best part about this, is that you can change your workout plan as you wish. Really can get away from plateau!


I started with 5×5 workout plan initially for 4 four weeks, and 1 week after fasting month I moved to kettlebell as I don’t think I can lift that much of weight as well as the gym is super packed in the evening. Wouldn’t recommend doing weights in the evening unless you plan to come after 9pm.

What’s awesomer is that… it has an IOS App! It’s pretty damn good..


What I love is that theres a workout video for most of the workout.

An android app is coming, but don’t know when..


I am currently still far from the leaders..


and notice my fitness report card! damn bad weih! slowly lah.. surely i get down to A soon. Hopefully – when I get down to a reasonable figure (again..) i can show some progress photos :p