Saturday, 22 March 2008

Sunday long run

Having laid off running for several weeks, I finally took my jiggly body for a long run this morning. From Bukit Batok, I ran all the way to Bukit Timah Hill and didn't feel winded at all, thanks to the cool weather.

To keep the momentum going, I decided to run up the steep hill but soon my heart was pounding so hard, I thought I was going to get a heart attack. I slowed down and walked to the summit alongside the many weekend climbers. There were a few serious ones with heavy backpacks who must be training for a mountain climbing expedition. Looking at them was enough to make my legs weak.

The descent was much easier, so I jogged down slowly on the damp trail until I saw the warning sign "DO NOT RUN" at the steepest part. Yah, I wouldn't want to come tumbling down the hill like Jill!

Still feeling energetic, I went to Bt Batok Hill nearby, walked up and down the slippery trail before dashing to the only vending machine in sight. I was parched and desperately in need of an ice cold drink but alas, it wouldn't accept my coins. I settled for water from the cooler and then walked back to my car, just in time to see SK coming out from his tutor's house.

Here are some photos taken by CH during our walk yesterday. His camera takes much better photos than mine.

We saw a group of colourful parakeets.


Strange berries.


An amazing spider and its web.
That's me being 'kay poh' (busybody) as usual. The notice stated "Filming in progress" but it's an old notice and there was no filming going on....

12 comments:

charlie hotel said...

Thanks for the lesson and demonstration on the fastidious housekeeping habits of the tent spider. It was quite fascinating!

JYankee said...

nice pics....nice to see you running again!

SOUL: said...

happy easter--

come into my parlor said the spider to the fly--

don't ask :))

you look great-- stop sayin your jiggly!

Blur Ting said...

CH - As you can see, spiders like to keep their web clean.

Blur Ting said...

JY - Yah, it's hard to start again after a long break.

Blur Ting said...

Oh Soul, happy Easter to you too!
Ok, I won't jiggle, I'll jingle...

J@n!ce said...

So amazing to be able to take some really nice shots during your run. :)

The Real Mother Hen said...

What a nice way to spend your Sunday morning :)

Nick Phillips said...

Nice pictures. It feels great to be running again, doesn't it? :D

La delirante said...

Fabulous pictures! I loved the one of the parakeets :)

I would have angry towards the vending machine :)

SOUL: said...

i've got bells, that jingle jangle jingle lalalalala
:))

The World According to Me said...

Well done with the run!

I like the spider picture.

Shame the filming notice was old!