Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Balance

Monday was Shirley's birthday. Thanks Shirley for the wonderful steamboat dinner at Jade Dynasty, Northbridge! We had three different types of soup... Cheese (yes, Cheese!), Herbal and Plain. The desserts were really good too. Really enjoyed the food! It was also good to catch up with friends...

Question to fellow triathletes... what's the optimal body structure?

My increased running training in preparation for the Perth Marathon has seen a fair reduction in my size. I used to be 63-64kgs... now hovering around 61-62kgs. The weight loss is not that drastic but many have commented on how skinny I look.

Yes, comments from friends, colleagues... and Li-Ann is getting worried that people are getting the impression that she's starving me! Just a note to everyone... my shrinkage is due to my own doing and darling has been trying to feed me more fatty foods (e.g. full cream milk instead of hi-lo), which I still continue taking but burns away anyway after each training session.

Although my running has been consistently been good lately, I notice a slight drag in my swimming. Maybe I have lost a bit of buoyancy along with the fat loss. I still have the fitness to go through my swim sessions... but I don't move as smoothly through the water... and as a result, clock slower times.
Typical swimmer

Typical runner

So... how do you balance it out? Lean... mean... machine on the road... OR bubble bouy in the water?

Me at my heaviest... 72kg. Just started work... didn't know how to adapt my training schedule to my work schedule. Stopped altogether!

Me at my lightest... 56kg. Malnourished... Ate instant noodles everyday... was still in uni mah... very stingy. Also ran everyday... but got injured easily.

6 comments:

galnexdor said...

cheese soup??!!?!?!??! was it good?

ahah u know that chubby pic of u is quite funny....never realised how much u change over the years...ure like fat thin fat thin...crazy la...better control a bit...

and who cares about the optimum size? i see all sorts of shape and sizes during tris and they all do well anyway....as long as u have fun la...

u DO have fun dont u?

-kev- said...

Fun fun... but of course got notice lah the changes in pace. Unlike someone who doesn't take time :P how to notice?

seira said...

wah.. i see u and ur extra weight!! teehee.. haha.. im very heavy too.. so i better dun comment anything.. haha.. oh that blog was for my general paper homework la.. its not updated anymore.. haha.. im not really into blogs.. dun have the time for it.. haha.. very serious rite.. wat to do.. haiz..

-kev- said...

Hahhah eh Seira that was long time ago lah. You did notice when I came back once with extra weight what..

C-CUBE said...

kev, i think u look GREAT now. keep that up and maintain. eat well and train well, and there is always a woman behind ur success!!!!!

-kev- said...

Wah... thanks, Uncle Choi! I'm very flattered! All the best for PBM this Sunday!