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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Switching It Off

Starting something new from scratch is a tough deal.

Maintaining something we’ve been doing surely demands for hard core motivation and dedication, before that something turns into a habit.

To slow down or stop doing that something is one of the easiest things to do. You don’t even need to give 3 reasons for stopping.

And, you need to leap another big stone if you decided to re-do what you have stopped doing, and inject as much motivational dose to yourself to keep on going.

I’m talking about my off-season mode in this multisport arena.

When I decided to slow down, which started when fasting month came, I opted to slow down on my training because there weren’t much of appropriate time to push for training. I was glad that I was still able to do couple of gym sessions per week, and at least one session cycling on trainer. I guess that should be good enough to keep me actively idle.

When fasting month was over, I slowly kicked start some running activity since that was the easiest discipline among all. You just need your running shoes, and some appropriate sports attire to make you comfortable at running. The tarmac is yours!

And since then, I always bring my running shoes along just in case if the weather and body condition and mood permits, I can pound some distance on the road.

I have a confession though. I hate running.

Well, it is not that kind of hate-anger kind of thing, but more like a ‘hate-but-it’s-good’. Saying “I like doing the thing I hate” won’t sound right either. But, it is some where in that lines.

I do have certain target to achieve in my running performance, and surely I have to work hard for it. Looking at my secret training log, I am still far away to achieving that target.

I have to expand my limit envelope, making it bigger, pushing my threshold higher, one at a time. I know I can go further, only if I work harder.

I’m switching my off-season mode, OFF!

EnAikAY, time to roll out!

10 comments:

CheRaMicHe said...

so, wanna join us this saturday? :)

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Yes Daud,
I'll be there at Kiara Park parking place this Saturday 7.30am, insyaAllah.

Let's have fun!

Milo ais satu!!!

KOOKY KASH said...

well its about time!

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Kash,
Yes it is. Time to roll out!

Julin Julai said...

welcome back!

shuklazim said...

nik, i have free bib for run4it 12k in klang on sunday. Jom?

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Thanks Doc Julin!

Shuk,
Aiseyman.. this Sunday morning i'm not free lah bro. Thanks for the offer though.

Fong said...

kundasae gambate!!!

Haza said...

Yeay! Told you season dah lama ON. I got invited to Kiara by Shuk too, but I'm divided between that and a 20k lsd.

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Fong,
Kochira koso! (same to you)
Thanks.

Haza,
U can still top up with another 10km road run if you feel the Kiara trail run is insufficient. With 10km trail run and another 10km road run, I'm sure there's something FUN to be read at your blog come next week. Isn't it? :)

Come.. come.. come..