Wednesday, 28 March 2007
Watching Phelps swim and the world records tumble yesterday at the Susie O' Neill pool, I can somehow relate to the emotions and jubilation that goes through these swimmers when they are literally 'top of the world'. They have done the IMPOSSIBLE.
I myself have never broken any records... only my own personal ones. Going into this Sunday's Point Walter OD triathlon, achieving another PB seems almost impossible. The conditions for my last OD race was almost perfect and I was also in more than perfect form. I now have a slight weird feeling on my right knee and left ankle that goes away after running a while but comes back after I finish running.
I clocked 36:06.64 for my 8.5km run this morning, sub 4:15 average. My second fastest time EVER. That was with 6 hours sleep too. With this sort of results, I TOO want to do the IMPOSSIBLE. I want to break my OWN 'world record'.
Point Walter OD tri in 4 days... BRING IT ON!
Sunday, 25 March 2007
One funny thing happened the day before. My bike tyre decided to burst... I panicked as for the bike shops here, you have to booked few days in advance to even change a tube. The shop was pretty busy, I told the guy that I had a race the next day, he said he'll do his best, but no promises.
Wednesday, 21 March 2007
Battle of the cakes... guess which one won? Hahhah...
"My half priced steak is bigger than yours..."
"So what? Mine is more colourful! :P"
Hmm... shouldn't have used flash for the last two pictures.
Been pretty flat out at the moment. CA assignment due this Sunday, same day as my corporate triathlon. A manager at work actually offered to go through the assignment with us tomorrow morning before work at 7.30am. I would have my swimming session though... which one should I sacrifice...?
Hehheh, I suppose I can always ask my work mates for their notes... Hahhah... I guess you all can tell where my priorities are...
Friday, 16 March 2007
For dinner, we ate at Reflections in South Perth. It had half price on selected steaks from Monday to Thursday. For entree, we had stuffed mushrooms with parmesan cheese. For mains, I ordered the fillet mignon which was outside the half price selection. Li-Ann wanted to have the lamb shank but they don't have that anymore. So, she had the potterhouse which was on half price.
We were actually waiting impatiently for the meal. Maybe for such restaurants, it is common take a bit of time so that patrons can enjoy the ambience, but we had to attend friends' after-convocation ceremony after that. So we kind of hurried the chef a bit.
Turns out... Li-Ann's half priced steak has a bigger portion than mine! But she assured me that mine was a better part of the meat... Oh well, meat is still meat to me!
Pictures to follow... now I only use my phone camera which is clearer than my digital camera but too bad has less memory. Would post them up once I get the pictures from other friends' cameras.
Wednesday, 7 March 2007
I was the second fastest finisher from my firm last year, clocking 40 minutes while the first was 35 minutes. The first guy is away on secondment and I was looking forward to being the fastest finisher this time and going below 40 minutes (possibly 37 minutes with my tri-suit).
BUT... I was just told that there were no spare corporate teams so I have to do the tri-it teams instead. I would be doing the both swim AND the bike legs, teaming with one of the audit partners... also named Kevin from South African (no, he's not black). I have nothing against him. I don't even know him well enough. But I have checked the results for a running event our firm joined last year (which I registered but didn't turn up due to THE injury). He did 57 minutes for 12km. Not bad actually. Hehheh.
But I'm quite disappointed because I can't do the whole thing by myself (yes, I'm selfish)... considering that I do better at the run leg compared to the bike.
I have just taken a look the teams list. I'm not sure what's the reason behind me being left out from the full distance list.
Maybe the person wanted to give others a chance to do it since I did it last year.
Maybe the person assumed that I was slower than the others just because I'm Asian.
Maybe the person gave her closer friends priority as most of the people chosen were in her division.
Well, I won't be a sour grape. I'll do my best for the swim and bike. I have another OD the week after anyway. So it could be a blessing in disguise.
Sunday, 4 March 2007
The fish and the deer...
The boy and the deer...
The fish and the girl...
After the main course we wanted to have some dessert. Took a look at the menu, and figured that Greco restaurant near our place had better cakes and at cheaper prices too.
The cake near our place...
They say that Valentine's Day is sort of like the first date. The boy tries his best to impress and the girl adores being pampered like a queen. It's like playing running and chasing all over again.
If Li-Ann were to keep on running, I wouldn't mind having to keep on re-chasing her. Valentine's Day or not...