More Time

Wednesday, 9 March 2011  |  Bullish Insights

Moms complain about it all the time. Entrepreneurs rant about it. Runners often do, too.  Since I am all of the above, I have even more reason to ask for it: MORE TIME, please!  I need extra hours—just 4 or 5 more—to tick off all the tasks I have to accomplish in a day.

The past week, we’ve been busy preparing for TBR Dream Marathon 2011. So, I would like to sincerely apologize for the lack of meaningful updates here lately. I’ve had little time to stop and ponder much less come up with any interesting running posts due to intense preparations for TBR Dream, which is—can you hear 400 nervous and excited hearts thumping simultaneously?—less than two weeks away.  We’re pulling out all the stops to make this a better one. Hang on to your seats, TBR Dream runners!

I also haven’t had the time to sit down and write a Run United 1 Race Report.  In a word, it was fantastic!  As for my run, it was completely exhausting yet exhilarating.  Paced by my forever dependable and indefatigable running buddy, Alvin, I pushed my body as hard as I could in training and during the race to break my 21k PR by a whopping—drumroll please—10 seconds!  I covered 21k at 5:28/km vs 5:32/km in my best 21k last year.  For some reason, I find this hilarious but, at the same time, it’s annoyed me enough to commit to more training come summer time. (You hear that, Alvin?!)

– Alvin and I after crossing the finish at 1:55. I could hardly breathe. That was one tough yet memorable run. Photo courtesy of Chatey Retuerto –

With the lack of time, I’ve also let go of my plan to do Subit in May.  With my crazy sched, I’ve managed to squeeze in 4x a week runs, 2x a week strength training, and 2x a week cycling/spinning.  But, the swim?…pfffttt.  None.  I can only start swimming after TBR Dream which is too close to Subit.  In order to avoid possible drowning or potentially embarrassing situations in a triathlon, I shall target another race instead.  Triathlon, will you please wait for this busy running mom to get her act together?

In the meantime, I’ll pray that God grants me more hours today to get a massage. I got one last Saturday, had another one last night, but c’mon one can never have enough massages right?