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Author Archives: Karen

twenty.fifteen.

It’s the last day of May and I do realize it has been ages since I last blogged anything. It’s the year 2015, so I guess blogging is considered vintage in this age. I’m sitting on my bed listening to a playlist called “Quiet Evening” on Spotify – something to show the kind of mood … Continue reading »

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Being ID’d

I’ve always been a slow rider on my road bike and people tend to say, “You just need more practise, more mileage!”, which is probably true, except that I spend a lot of the time during these rides with these he-kudas and she-kudas (male and female horses…or stallions) riding by my lonesome because I struggle … Continue reading »

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113K Desaru Triathlon

I am usually pretty rash when it comes to signing up for races. In the sense that I rarely give it much thought. But for this particular race, I think at the back of my head I somehow felt invincible. I had completed the Putrajaya Ironman 70.3 and although it was the most challenging event … Continue reading »

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Ironman 70.3 | Putrajaya

Despite feeling antsy all day the day before, I slept like a baby from 10.30 pm till 4.30 am. I woke up feeling pretty good, calm and chilled out. As if it was just another day. I think at this time, the thought of doing a whole 70.3 Ironman has not quite sunk into me. … Continue reading »

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The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013

This year’s Standard Chartered KL Marathon signified my 11th full marahon. I had big hopes for this one, seeing that I recently managed to clock just a minute over 4 hours in the Malaysian Women’s Marathon. I had never been able to do a sub 4 hour marathon time in my home country Malaysia, but … Continue reading »

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Treading on eggshells. Very very sharp ones.

You’ve been getting into all that running. 10k DONE. Move on to 21. Train train train. 21k DONE. Move on to 30. Train train train. And then you realise something. The bottom of your foot is sore. It’s getting more sore each day. No longer can you “run it off”. It stays. And the pain … Continue reading »

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The Journey to Fit & Fab

I have had some clients who have been training with me for longer than a year. If you compare the person they are today with the person they were a year ago, the improvements are vast and amazing. But yet, their journey is not complete. There are still milestones they have yet to achieve, and … Continue reading »

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“You’re so lucky!”

I get it. It’s tough. It’s hard work. I have it easy because I actually love exercising. I love the adrenaline rush. Fat does not run in my family. I can go on and on and I can make you feel worse about yourself. Right? People say I have it easy, and that I am lucky because I love … Continue reading »

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Why men, women, kids, seniors and everyone SHOULD run.

Recently I’ve been tagged onto different articles on Facebook which claim that steady state cardio is bad for you, and that running on the treadmill for long durations every day will mess with your metabolic hormone, T3, and that if you’re aiming for weight loss, you should do no cardio at all. It’s interesting to … Continue reading »

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The Marathon

Running has always been my favourite game since I was a wee 13 year old. I did my first long distance run (7 km) when I was in Form 1 and found out that I had quite a knack for it. Fast forward to now, 14 years later, I have now completed ten full marathons, … Continue reading »

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