Category: Fitness

  • 2021 Workouts

    I exercised 142 times in 2021. When I took a count in July, I anticipated missing about 10 workouts through the remainder of the year, but I actually missed just one. At 3x per week, I was lucky enough to work out about 47 of 52 weeks. That makes 2021 yet another good year in […]


  • 2019 Workouts

    Exercising is one of the foundational habits that I wanted to incorporate in my life. In 2014 I found a colleague who is passionate about personal training. He used to run exercise classes at my then workplace. He encouraged me to work out three times a week, became my accountability partner and have been since. […]


  • The antidote to eight large slices of pizza I had earlier this week: five rounds of 👇 Then I topped it up with a bonus set of 70 kg deadlifts.  


  • First 5k of 2017

    I finally ran the first 5k of this season! I intend to run a 5k every weekend for rest of the spring and summer. I ran about twenty-five 5ks in 2015. But I did not run much in 2016. This year I try to do better again. My running goal is modest: I just try […]


  • Morning run / walk


  • The important thing we forget in the rush to achieve

    I should remember the following gems in the article I found in the following tweet. But if I could offer one piece of advice to incoming freshman, it would be to learn to take care of themselves—because they are about to be surrounded by people who often have the misconception that racking up achievements and […]


  • It is almost December. I couldn’t yet swing a 30kg kettle-bell non-stop for 50 times as I hoped at the start of the year. But, last night I swung three rounds; each round non-stop for 30 times. So I still count that as progress from the beginning of the year. I must admit, the last […]


  • Worldwide WP 5K 2016

    Today I ran the WWWP5K with fellow Automatticians at this year’s Grand Meetup in Whistler, Canada. This happens to be the 30th 5K since my first 5K as part of the last year’s WWWP5K. Full map of the run: I am happy that I got to run my with my lovely coworkers and that my run […]


  • Round The Bays 2016

    Yesterday I ran at a running event called Round the Bays. According to their website, it is one of the world’s largest fun runs and New Zealand’s largest mass participation sporting event. It is a 8.4km walk / jog / run from the city along the waterfront to St Heliers Bay, one of the rich suburbs. […]