Sunday, 17 August 2008

Bittersweet

The Olympics swimming had come to an end. Michael Phelps got his 8 gold medals. There were a few upsets in the Aussie camp with favourites, Liesel Jones, Jessica Schipper, Eamon Sullivan, Grant Hackett failing to finish tops. But there were a few pleasant surprises as well, coming from breaststroke specialist Brenton Rickard and backstroke young gun Hayden Stockel. A 19 year old world record, Janet Evan's 800m freestyle finally came down, and it was broken by fellow Britain, Rebecca Adlington who became the first female swimmer to win an Olympic medal since 1960, by winning the 400m freestyle earlier.

And for another week of the games, I will be less glued to the TV but there seems to be plenty of action in other events as well...

Usain Bolt, became the world's fastest man on two feet yesterday, and he broke the world record even by celebrating playfully towards the last 10 metres! UNBELIEVABLE!

Thanks to brother Eric who gave me his TV. The one I bought from KMart two weeks ago was making high pitch noises. Good thing I was able to return it.

Look, it's a SONY TRINITRON! And it's so much clearer than the previous one!

I too, did my best cycling average in training this morning. 81.07km in 2:55.00 (27.8kph average). But it wasn't without any hiccups. I stopped at a junction while waiting for a car to pass by, but wasn't able to unclip my pedals in time... so I tumbled down...

I'm alright... only a slightly bruised left palm, but look at what happened to Ah Rui...

But actually I fell on my left, how come my rear derailleur got scratched? Hmm... weird.

I had some soreness at my achilles tendon. Went to see a physio and got my feet taped, to hold them more rigidly. My flat feet are causing some tension on the achilles due to too much rolling inwards and outwards.

But the tape came off during my swim the day after. My achilles are feeling much better now though. I was told to do heel drops on the steps, 60 times a day. That has been helping a lot.

10 comments:

galnexdor said...

hahahah so funny ur feet!

kev said...

Why? Very flat? My physio calls them pancake feet! Hahhah!

Li Choong said...

woot,no wonder i see so many ppl taping their body parts e.g. wrist, elbow, knee

kev said...

Hehheh then the end result, look like a mummy?

bola2api said...

it's normal too fall when first using your clip shoes.. at last u're using it :) hehe karen still using sneakers for cycling ke?

kev said...

Aini, the embarrassing part is... I have been riding with clip pedals for more than 8 months now. But these are new pedals lah, still getting used to them. Yeah, Karen still rides with running shoes.

galnexdor said...

haha hi aini...i dont think i'll ever progress to using clips coz i think ive given up tris. =) wont be able to do them here coz they're too expensive...would stick to marathons...=)

kev said...

Lil' sis, don't say things like that lah. Later your yellow Giant would be very sad.

bola2api said...

karen, u'r good at it lah. or are u afraid of the swim bit?

will i be seeing u again in Powerman malaysia this yr?

kev said...

I think my sister would be having her exams then. Training hard eh, Aini?