First things first: Singaporean runners, never fear. I know, I know – we missed the chance for a Group Cheer Squad at the Mt. Faber Run this weekend. I’m super bummed myself. But I’m sure we all agree that postponing the run (because of the haze, if you’re just tuning in) was a prudent idea. BUT stay tuned and keep an eye on the blog – I have some exciting things in the works, and believe me: There will be more organized cheer sessions, starting in mid-July.
Secondly: I survived the treadmill run. Special thanks go to The Closer, all of your encouraging comments (which I read during two very brief walk-breaks), and the inspiration of some friends who were embarking on similar long, haze-induced treadmill runs for getting me through. My take-away message from this run is: Chunking (breaking down a large task into many smaller ones) is a powerful psychological trick!! I’ll be revisiting this lesson in another post soon.
And thirdly: It’s time for another adventure! At the moment, I’m sitting at Changi Airport, listening to a (very depressing) program on the kidnapping and selling of children into the sex trade in Southeast Asia. This is not exactly happy material, but ignorance is no solution either.
On the brighter side, in less than 30 minutes, I’ll be boarding a plane headed for New Jersey (via Narita, Japan). If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, then you know that I love New Jersey. This trip is quite a lot more celebratory than the one earlier this year, so I’m pretty pumped. I’ll be hitting up some of my favorite cities on the East Coast: Home, the greater DC area, and Rochester. I just checked a bag that contains, among other things, my running gear, a sizzling red dress, and appropriate footwear for everything from trail running to wedding dancing. I’ll be carrying the following onto the plane:
Twenty four hours of travel, here I come!!
What are your favorite plane snacks?
What will you be doing to stretch your legs this Monday, while mine are squinched in Economy Class?