Haven’t been up to anything overly active this week. Well, there was that 50 minute run at race pace ( I will not announce exactly how fast to save myself the ridicule) but other than that, this week has been scattered with easy runs here and there and cross trainings for mere 20 minutes.
I must admit, I’m actually enjoying this taper period.
After work, I cook and the family eats and afterwards we spend time together watching my kids’ favorite show, Minja Dorrier ( courtesy of Adik or Ninja Warrior to the rest of you). No more watching TV with hub’s constant pounding on the dreadmill in the background, trying to complete his mileage. Or maybe, not so much.
I’ve spent this week ( and the week before) trying to finish 3 novels. And I’m up to number 3, enjoying the last one the most. If you happen to chance upon The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society at the book store, please buy it. It’s highly recommendable. Or should I echo from the book, simply delightful! It’s been a while since I’ve truly enjoyed a good read (Yes, the two I read before weren’t that good). The last rememberable piece I read was The Road by Cormack McCarthy. And this book, by all means can live up to that par.
Tomorrow will be an easy 12K run which we hope to complete early ( Ah! 12 K! I’m beaming from ear to ear). Then we’ll be off to buy Hub’s new pair of running shoes. One of those water sport shoes that’s so thin it’s kinda close to barefoot running. What happened to his barefoot faze? Well, running on a busy kampung road equals to stepping over (or on) animal carcasses scattered everywhere. And God knows which animals they once were ( babi hutan pun ada). So to avoid that but still preserve that barefoot-ish running style, he opted to use those ‘minimal’ shoes instead. It’ll be great if the next Bata store sells those Vibram Five Fingers, but one can’t be indulged in too much wishful thinking. Oh and he’s buying a new pair because the ones he’s using right now has severe signs of wear ‘n tear ( them being so thin and all).
To those picking up their race kits this Sunday, say hey if you see me ( or could recognize me).
P/s Are the recent model of Ipod Nano any good? Mine died on me after 3 years of service. On the dreadmill. Imagine that. Phew.
Mommy’s gonna buy a new toy this weekend .