Weekly Performance

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ† Day 1000 Run ~ The Road to the Thousand Days ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฆฟ๐Ÿ”ฅ


๐Ÿ† Day 1000 Run ๐Ÿ 

 A 15,950K Journey over 1000 days ๐Ÿ”ฅ



๐Ÿ [๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ] 
๐Ÿ† Today is D-Day! ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐—ž๐—”๐——๐—”๐—ฌ , no rest days, no off days, no sick leaves, no excuses; Just pounding the tarmac every single day, clocking on my minimal 10,000 steps or 10km daily. What better way to end this streak than a mid-week half-marathon along the routes that I have been running throughout the thousand days, from Marina Bay, around Gardens by the Bay, across the Marina Bay, through Bay East, around 100-Plus Track at National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub. Total distance clocked is ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ,๐Ÿต๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ธ๐—บ, which is approximately that ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—จ.๐—ฆ.๐—”.










The journey began when set a personal challenge to reach 100 days, then upgrade to 200, 300, 500 and then why not attempt 1000 days! #๐˜ฟ1๐™†๐™๐™ช๐™ฃ
The route was never easy. Over the 1000 days, I suffered plantar fascilitis on both feet, each lasting months, an ankle sprain once, misstep and fell 3 times, and suffered 3 bouts of viral fever. But each time the body tells me to stop, the mind tells me not to. Stopping meant I would had to reset the streak, and I wasn't going to let that happen. I pushed through those dark days and pursued my 1000 Days Goal streak. It is also through these obstacles, I no longer chase after pace; slowed down and kept my focus on clocking the distance of 10K daily #๐™™๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ10๐™  , which eventually became 13K, as I started looping the Bay.




Along the way came the Garmin Distance Clocking Challenge, which span over May 2020 to May 2021; I started clocking half-marathons over the weekends to push up my mileage. The perserveance paid off with eventually earned ๐Ÿฅ‡ No.1 spot for both distance clocked and special award for most activities. That started my sideline goal to do at least 100K each week. Since then, half-marathons on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays just became a norm.


I made a point not to participate in races and marathons, so that I do not need to take rest days to recover. I kept to that eventually, but I still managed to do my first full marathon and checked that off my bucket list ✅ . Most importantly, I schedule my runs to fit my family schedule. Family comes first. After all, I run to keep fit for myself and to be always be there to take care of the family. Let me be their role model. 
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With busy work ๐Ÿ’ผ and family ๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ‘ง‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ commitments, it is never easy to find a sweet spot to blend in my workout regime. I swore never to sacrifice work and family to accommodate me. So I decided to take my runs pre-dawn. Up by 4 a.m. each day ๐ŸŒ™, gave myself the window to finish my runs before 6 a.m., so that I can be home to get my kids ready for school ๐Ÿšธ. That too became a norm, when I saw the benefits of starting each day with a good strenuous workout.
So even when on holidays ✈️, staycation, work trips, the regime doesn't change!

Today, I accomplished my goal, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐—ž๐—”๐——๐—”๐—ฌ. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฆฟ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Here are some throwbacks to the scenery throughout my 1000 days journey.








๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—น๐—น, ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ! ๐Ÿฆพ

๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿ”ฅ
๐Ÿ”ธTotal distance ran: ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ,๐Ÿต๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ.๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ ๐—ธ๐—บ
๐Ÿ”ธAverage pace: 5:43 min/km
๐Ÿ”ธTotal time: 1,517 h 35 mins
๐Ÿ”ธTotal calories burnt: 992,341
๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฎ half-marathons completed
๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿฏ full marathons completed
๐Ÿ”ธ29 pairs of running shoes
๐Ÿ”ธRan in Singapore, Bali, Batam, Jakarta, Johor, Kuala Lumpur
๐Ÿ”ธRan through the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown



I will ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€! ๐Ÿฆพ
๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ป, ๐—œ ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—น๐—น! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ
๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—›๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป, ๐—ข๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐—›๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป
๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ…
Towards ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ♻️

๐•‹๐• ๐••๐•’๐•ช, ๐•€ ๐•ค๐•’๐•ช ๐•€ ๐•™๐•’๐•ง๐•– ๐•—๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ค๐•™๐•–๐•• ๐•ž๐•ช ๐• ๐•จ๐•Ÿ โ„๐•’๐•”๐•–! ๐Ÿ
๐•‹๐•™๐•– ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•”๐•– ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•’ ๐•‹๐•™๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐”ป๐•’๐•ช๐•ค! #๐”ป๐Ÿ™๐•‚โ„๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐Ÿ†

"๐““๐“ธ๐“ท'๐“ฝ ๐“ณ๐“พ๐“ผ๐“ฝ ๐“ช๐“ญ๐“ญ ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฏ๐“ฎ ๐“ฝ๐“ธ ๐“ญ๐“ช๐”‚๐“ผ,
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ฝ ๐“ช๐“ญ๐“ญ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ ๐“ญ๐“ช๐”‚๐“ผ ๐“ฝ๐“ธ ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฏ๐“ฎ!" 

Ran with my Hoka Mach 4
Tracked on Garmin Forerunner 945
Outfit in Decathlon Kiprun





D1KRun Smashed!



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Saturday, November 06, 2021

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ† 2nd Year Anniversary Run | 730 Days Running Streak | Fastest Half-Marathon 23K ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐Ÿฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ป | ๐——๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ | ๐—™๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ณ-๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐—ž 

๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡


Today marks my ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐˜๐—ต day running streak, ✌๐Ÿป ๐Ÿฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ Mark for running at least 10K daily #daily10k. There is no better to mark this special anniversary with my personal best ๐Ÿฅ‡ and clocking ๐—™๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐—ž ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ณ-๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ป.
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2 years ago, I started tracking my 10km runs with Garmin and got addicted to the streak record. Since then, I challenged myself to go beyond what the watch can record. Despite forces of nature, fever and aches, holidays and staycations, making sure I clock my runs ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† without any rest or breaks.
๐Ÿฒ,๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿณ.๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿญ ๐—ธ๐—บ (5:41 min/km), ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐—ต ๐Ÿด๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ณ-๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ and ๐Ÿฏ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ran over the past 365 days. 


๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ,๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿต๐Ÿด ๐—ธ๐—บ ran over 2 years, that would mean running along a straight line from Singapore to Iceland!  
There is only 1 rule to my game, sleep early, wake up at 4. I make sure I am back before my kids are awake for school.
This milestone is achieved not without suffering severe plantar fascilitis on both feet, metatarsalgia and a couple of sprains. But with the podiatrist-approved running shoes from Hoka One One, strict supplements regime and moderation of pace and gait, ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ! 




๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿ”ฅ
๐Ÿ”ธ Total distance: ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ,๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿต๐Ÿด ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐Ÿฆฟ
๐Ÿ”ธ Total time: 1084 h 37 mins
๐Ÿ”ธ Average pace: 5:43 min/km
๐Ÿ”ธ ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น๐—น ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ 
๐Ÿ”ธ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฐ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ณ-๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€
๐Ÿ”ธ Longest run: 44.04km ๐Ÿ…
๐Ÿ”ธ 26 pairs of running shoes ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ




I will ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€! ๐Ÿฆพ
๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ป, ๐—œ ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—น๐—น! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ
๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—›๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป, ๐—ข๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐—›๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป
๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ…



Photos taken with Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Running with Hoka One One  Clifton 8

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