Run baby run!

Gosh! It’s been nearly 2 years of non-updates! We’ve been such busy people, haven’t we?

Well… as a quick catch-up, I’ve been very (extremely) into running these days. Heck! I even completed a full marathon, 3 half-marathons and countless 10km fun races in the span of 2 years. Surely that’s a pretty valid excuse for not being able to contribute to this blog huh?

Anyway, to revive this little pet project of ours, I thought what a better way than to start with a review of running shoes I own. Do note that I’m a diehard Nike girl so it’s nothing but Nike shoes for me.

Here goes:

Nike Flyknit Free 4.0

This is my favourite design and I own 4 pairs! All in different beautiful colours of course! They’re lightweight, durable, fits snugly on the feet and super easy to run with. The design is perfect for people with broad feet and like the feeling of almost barefoot running. I wear them for races, for leisure runs, for training runs, for walking around while on holidays.

Some may say that the lack of support on the arch would be an issue for flat-footers. But hey, I’m flat-footed and I ran all my marathon races in my Flyknit Free. So shut up, take my money and run!

Nike Flyknit Lunar Tempo 1

This is supposed to be good for flat-footers who want to do long runs. I must say that it does give great support and you can literally feel the bounciness of the sole while on the roads. I usually alternate them with the Free 4.0.

One thing to note though…the design is slightly smaller than most of the other Nike models so do get half a size bigger if you’re considering it.

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Top row: Flyknit Lunar Tempo 1, Flyknit Free 4.0. Bottom row: Flyknit Free 4.0

Nike Flyknit Lunar 2 + Lunar 3

I would say these are good for new Nike converts. They’re pretty, cushy and really roomy too. Perfect for daily short runs. Its only downside… the shoes tend to “heat up” during longer runs so your feet gets really warm and that makes it uncomfortable to continue running.

These days, I use the Lunar 2 for track interval sessions and the Lunar 3 is my exclusive gai gai (going out) accessory when I’m in for the sneaker look.

Nike Flyknit Lunarglide 5

This is my most disappointing pair of Nike Flyknits and I blame it on the salesperson. He insisted that I get a size bigger than my usual and me being such a trust person, decided to go with his recommendation. Bad move!! It ended up being too big for me despite wearing thicker socks; and what I received in return were blisters and immense discomfort.

These shoes have since been inherited by the niece who’s happily wearing them for her runs and badminton sessions.



Zumba Ninja

I took my first Zumba class today, egged on by a friend keen to try it out.

The Husband said I looked like a “Zumba ninja” in my all-black ensemble. I guess he’s right that it’s a tad severe for something so fun and high energy…

Top: Champion (Target) – $16
Bottoms: Old Navy – $12
Running shoes: $30-ish by Adidas

Zumba Class – $11

Me pracing around like a fool…. priceless.

Defying all odds

There’s a Chinese saying that goes 世上没有丑女人,只有懒女人 – there’re no ugly women on earth, only lazy ones. I have to agree that this is all true! And so my mission for 2013 is to be more disciplined in:

– the exercise regime so that I can stay healthy and have more toned limbs and a more shapey silhouette
– the skincare regime so that I can have better, clearer, younger, more supple and more radiant skin
– following my own style

Some really simple tasks which require massive investments and commitment. Let’s defy all odds together, quit laziness and look toward to more gorgeousness in the new year! Blessed 2013 folks!