Monday, March 21, 2005

climbing up the walls

Training for Mt Kinabalu has finally kicked off! After weeks of procastination, my Columbias finally got a chance to play servant to my feet.

Did Bukit Kiara with Keith on Saturday. We had originally planned an early hike up there to enjoy the fresh air and all. But as usual, circumstances have their way of changing even the most fervent of plans. After the excuses of late nights, uncertainty of directions and keys going mysteriously missing, we finally set off only at around 9.00 a.m..

The hike up Kiara was pleasant. The slope was gentle and the trees lining the path provided shade from the rising sun. We also caught a few glimpses of the local inhabitants in the area...a frisky red-tipped squirrel and a whole family of monkeys! No tigers or giraffes in sight, unfortunately. Too bad.

Since Kiara didn't exactly leave us with burning, aching muscles, we decided to head to PB's to do some stair-climbing. Yeah, the challenging stuff. We zoomed up the 17 stories of the Perdana Condominium fairly quickly, even with some breath to spare. Not too bad...or so we thought. The second time up was markedly slower, and well, ummm...we had to stop after the third =p

Still being the first week training and all, it was good fun. Sure, my quads, hamstrings and calves are still sore, but the age old adage "No pain, no gain" still has some credit to it.

Hey, I'm already looking forward to this Saturday! Let's go!

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