Saturday, December 19, 2009


First off, I know this is a bit late, but I would like to thank everyone for the Birthday wishes a few weeks back. The good thing about turning 25 is that I have now joined the ranks of those who are considered Category Y for my army fitness test (IPPT). Which just means I'm not in my prime anymore, and so the standard for passing that test has been lowered. Which is ironic, considering that due to all the running and exercise that I have been doing, I am now at my fittest level. I am running even faster than when I was in the army. So now it is easier to pass and get my monetory incentive.
Speaking of running, I managed to complete my 21.1km run in a time of 2 hours 1 minute and 8 seconds. I think it is a good time, and my next daunting challenge is the 42.195km run in May. I have signed up for the Adidas Sundown Marathon. A few years ago, I thought it mad to join such runs. Now I have joined that very asylum for the mentally disturbed. What makes a person do such things? According to Psychology 101, every person must have a purpose in life. A challenge that rewards. I guess I can finally see that completing such runs is possible, and achievable. With some training, it can be done. I could never see that before. But slowly, as I did the 10km, and now 21.1km, I can finally see that the seemingly impossible distance is now possible. Not that it will be easy, but it is possible. Completing such a run might seem a waste of time, but it is that feeling of accomplishment, that I did something that I formerly thought impossible, which makes it a worthwhile experience. So all the best to me on my next challenge.
Speaking of my next challenge, I have applied for a degree course at KAPLAN in Psychology. Now I wait to see if my application is approved. If it is, I start studying again in January.
Lastly, Christmas is just 6 days away!!! Woohoo! All my cousins from overseas are coming down, and I have yet to start on my Christmas shopping. Damn late already. I am too good at procrastinating. I can give out lectures on the subject matter. But I am still looking forward to Christmas. It will be the unofficial start of the new year, with new challenges ahead, new problems, new goals, and new targets. I am at that point in life where I am finally seeing where I should be and can be in the future, and the roads that lead in that direction.
I wish everyone in advance a very Merry Christmas!! May the reason for the season never be lost in our hearts.

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