Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mizuno Ekiden 2017


First time joining Mizuno Ekiden run! 
And the goodies bag is really good and totally worth the money.
 I mentioned that because I been to races which I pay more than this run, the goodies bag
 really cannot make it one. I am glad that Mizuno Ekiden Run did not disappoint me. 
I am in love with the shirt and the bid ! 

Thanks Peter for jio-ing us to join!
 Our team name is 1 CGL 3 Security! 

 Do note that this is not a sponsored post. Everything is based on my personal opinion


Mizuno Ekiden Run 2017 
18 August 2017 4pm 
The Promontory @ Marina Bay 


 The amount of people here for Mizuno Ekiden 2017 





 Photo Credit to Tan Kim Lai 
1 CGL 3 SECURITY 
From Left to Right : Edison, Peter, Clement and Me 
Peter first runner, Me second runner, Edison third runner, Clement fourth runner 



 Chosen a nice back ground to take our group photo ! 
I am feeling super excited for the run and I wonder what timing will we achieved ! 




 My heart pumps very fast because I am super nervous ! I am running with three other guy runners and they can easily achieve below 30 mins where by for me I only can achieve below 35 mins. I keep telling myself to chilled and just do my best ! 

When I reach the waiting area, I was looking at the screen trying to spot my team name. Once the name appear, I have to quickly head out because the runner is only 100m away from me. I got to get the sash from peter who is the first runner before I can set off ! When I got from Peter, I quickly run off and I was crazy to run at 4 min plus pace and I KO when I reach about 2km - 3km mark. I started to slow down my pace and do my usual pace. Even though this is a short distance run, the weather make me feel even tired and to the extend I have to walk at certain part. 



 One of my favorite photo taken by Run Capture. 

 I have no idea how I can smile so happily at the cameraman. Maybe because clement told me that whenever I spot the camera man I have to smile even though I am dying. This photo was taken at the last lap back to the finishing line ! I keep pushing myself to keep on going and when I reach the end point, I try spotting Edison but he is now where to be found until he pop out ! 



 Photo with Daddy Blogger Andy ! 

  Pity that I did not manage to take picture with another Daddy Blogger Isaiah , I saw him and 
his family after I run pass MBS. 

Hope to see both of you at runs soon ! 



 Really a small world. I get to see another blogger Deenise while I am waiting at the side to spot clement ! 
 Gave him a HI 5 ( extra energy from me :p ) 



  Everyone is back and change into our event tee ! 
Not forgetting to pose with our medal ! 
Well Done Team ! 



  Look at our happy face and listen to our hungry stomach ! 
Can't wait to eat the ramen ! 





 Ma We completed 21.1km in 1 hour 56 mins ! 
Well done everyone ! To achieve below 2 hours is not easy at all ! 



  Our individual timing 




 Spotted our fellow coffeetearunners :) 




 Time to relax and chilled 


  
Enjoy the beautiful night of Singapore 



 Ramen that peter say MUST TRY ! 



 Paid $10 for this Ramen ! 
Not bad. I will give it an 8/10 ! 



 And I won the instagram contest ! 
Yay to my new shoes - Wave Shadow :) 


I really enjoy myself and if next year still got Mizuno Ekiden 2018 I will come back again ! 


Monday, August 14, 2017

Shape Run 2017

On Facebook, I saw Duo Reward is having a contest and the winner will walk away with one Shape Run free slot ! I was telling myself that there is no harm trying - at most don't win only ! Few weeks later, something pop out from my Facebook messenger ! Guess what ?  Duo Reward PM Me to inform me that I won myself 1 Shape Run slot ! Upon receiving, I quick reply them! No words can describe how happy I am ! Who don't like free runs ? 


This is the message Duo Reward send me! 





All these things is a MUST HAVE when I go for running events.

1. Garmin 235 - keep track my distance, time and pace. With this, I can easily push myself to achieve the goal I set for myself. 

2. Phone arm band - To keep my phone with me when I run because I have my spotify app inside. I got connect my phone to my bluetooth earpiece to listen to music. I did not purchase the offline verison, I switch on my data instead. 

3. Cap - need to keep my hair neat while running 

4. Sunglasses - prepare in case got sun come out. If no sun, then it should be my accessories on my cap to make me look good in picture 

5. Socks - It is supposed to help in my running somehow .... No idea whether work a not, I just wear it for all the running event ! 

6. Lastly, the most most most important thing is running shoes ! This is the first event I am wearing my Mizuno Horizon Wave shoes to run . Hope it will serve me well and no more lower back pain after runs ! 

Do you have anything different from me ?

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Wake up 3am to charge my phone, 4.45am wake up to prepare to leave home at 5am as the shuttle bus coming at 5.20am. Paid $7 for the bus. I did not manage to board the first bus, I got on second bus instead. The bus was late and we only set off from choa chu kang around 5.40am. It is very rushing for me because 10km will be flagging off at 6.30am plus I need to put my bag at baggage area and my friend Gladys will be waiting for me at the starting line as we want to complete the 10km in 1 hour. 


The bus driver drop us at Kallang wave mall bus drop off point and I got confused. After alighting, I don't see any volunteer around to lead the way and guess what? Monkey see Monkey do ! I just follow the crowd and walking super-fast as I don't want to reach there just nice. I need time to cool myself down after all the rush and prepare myself before setting off for my 10 km run ! 



Thankful, I manage to squeeze my way to the front. Feeling super warm up already and doing the exercise lead by fitness first make me feel even more tired : x 
I have no choice to do it because I am standing just in front of the stage. 



Our morning look and 3,2,1 off we go ! 
See you back later ! 




OH MY GOSH ! I cannot believe I got my PB of 1 hour 03 min ! 

I am pretty nervous for this run . Fiance told me to try my best to complete in 1 hour - 6.00 min pace. My comfortable pace is about 6.45 min and to keep 6.00 min pacer for 10km is challenging for me. I told him that no promise but I will do my best. First 5km I was running infront of 1 hour pacer and after that they take over me . That point of time I don't have much strength to play catching and I tell myself I just do my best and not let 1 hour 10 min pacer catch up with me. I keep running and also walking to catch my breathe and not forgetting to drink water. 

There is quite a few up slope for this run and to be honest I did not run up fully. I run half way then I walk before I set off again when I reach the flat ground. Everything was great and when I reach 7km I just keep running non stop till 8km. And when I reach 9km board, someone suddenly tap me and its esther ! I just keep running until when I saw the finishing line, I just run with all my might and the energy I left. I didn't monitor my timing on the last 2km. When I am nearer to the finishing line, I look at the timing I saw that it is around 1 hour 03 min. Totally cannot believe that I did it ! Even though I did not achieve 1 hour timing but I broke my own personal best ! 1 hour 03 min ! Yay ! 

Yes I did it ! 

1 hour 03 min - 10km 

Thanks fiance for your endless encouragement and believe that I can do it even though I am doubting myself. 



With Esther 



Gladys, Myself and Priscilla (new found friend) 
Just amazed on how we can click very well !



With Caron, My ex dragon boat team mate

Before I say anything, I just want to thank Duo Reward for the ticket that allow me to attend my first ever Shape Run 2017. As this is my first time joining, I am amazed by the goodies bag especially the amount of things inside. I love the running top as the materials is comfortable but for the crop top, it is just not my style. Everything is good except the bus driver who make my morning sweat like as if I run 5 km. The running route was alright and there is a balanced of slope. Most importantly is no human jam! All ladies runners which mean all will be more gentle and there will not be any pushing here and there. After run, there are also a lot of booth to get free gifts and food. Who don't like free stuff right? 

To be honest, If you were to ask me whether I will come back again for Shape Run 2018 
- my answer is YES I will come back ! 

WELL DONE SHAPE RUN 2017 !



Sorry I have to post this picture here taken by Running Shots ! 
I look so happy while other is just looking too serious in their running ;p 




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

STARBALM WARM & COLD SPRAY

 Thanks Lincoln from Coffeetearunners for letting me try out STARBALM Warm 
and Cold Spray. I get to use it not only for running but also Gyming and Dragonboating ! 


STARBALM (Red in colour) – Warm Spray
Warm spray is used before workout and it helps to warm up the muscle  

STARBALM (Blue in colour) – Cold Spray
Cold Spray is used during or after workout and it helps to relax the muscle



STARBALM warm and cold spray is in 150ml and it is easy to carry it around.
 Look how happy I am to be able to review these products!
 It allows me to share with my fellow readers especially those who are into exercise 
and those who are not into exercising, this can be useful for you too. 




I been using the spray close to a month now. I love the STARBALM warm spray because it REALLY WORKS! 5 to 10 mins before the run, I will spray on my thigh and calf area to warm the muscle out before I head off to run. Especially nowadays with so much commitment on hand, there is only a little time for me to run before doing other things. Therefore, if can I will want to warm my muscle through spraying instead of stretching as sometime you might overstretch and injure yourself. After 5 – 10 mins, I will feel the heat on my spray area and no matter how fast or how slow I go without stretching, during or after the run I won’t feel any discomfort or cramps! It feels really good! 

The hotness can be well handled and it only last for a while (this is good for people who cannot handle the hotness). But nevertheless, the effectiveness of the products is still going strong. 




There are two outcome for the STARBALM Cold Spray. When I don’t used the warm spray before the run, I won’t feel anything on the spot. The Cold Spray is actually to help your muscle relax so that the next day still can walk properly without feeling much of the aching. I totally need this for my 21 & 42km run!

When I use the warm spray before my run, I can feel there is a mixture of cold and hot on and off. The feel I only can used one word to describe - relax. After bathing, the feel is still there and I just want to jump onto my bed immediately to rest my feet and my body! You need to get one and try it out yourself! 




Don’t judge me please. I actually bring STARBALM Warm and Cold Spray when I go to the gym! I don’t just use the spray on my legs but I used for my arms too. Surprisingly, my arms feels so much hotter than my legs. The effective for both area are the same just that maybe my arms is more sensitive. And during my weekend water training for Dragonboating, I use warm spray on my arms and legs as we do not have time to stretch before heading down to water. So this is the instant solution! 




STARBALM warm and cold spray does not only comes in spray form but also in Gel form.
I have not try yet, maybe I can try for my next run and will share my review on my Instagram!
You can follow me on this link: Tiffanythedeepfriedtofu

If you are interested to get STARBALM warm and cold spray, you can purchase here -  STARBALM

Do note that this is not a paid post and everything written is based on my personal opinion! 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Turn Your Home into a Gym

Turn your Home into a Gym

Few people have the time or money for gym visits and expensive memberships. So what can you do if you want to exercise to lose weight or stay healthy? Get some natural food and ingredients from organicmate.net, and check out the following tips on how to exercise naturally by turning your home into a gym.

Stairs
You don’t need to have a full staircase, as many exercises can be done with one or two steps. Whip your lower half into shape ascending and descending, squeezing your glutes as you go. Do your chores and work your upper body at the same time by carrying your laundry with you, raising it above your head.

Skipping Rope
If you have kids, you probably have a skipping rope. It’s not just fun for them, but can be a great workout for you. All you need is a bit of space and coordination. Make it fun by trying to recall all those old rhymes you used to say as a kid.

A Wall
Pick any flat wall in the house and do some squats. Make sure your back is completely straight and touching the wall. Place your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend down with your knees until they are at a ninety-degree angle, holding the pose for up to a minute at a time. This will help tone your legs and torso.

Counter
This can be your kitchen counter, your bathroom counter, your dining table, or any moderately-tall surface. If you are starting to do push-ups, using a surface like this can help you work up to one on the floor. Stand away from the counter and make sure to place your hands shoulder-width apart on its surface.

Couch
Yes, even a couch can be used to exercise! Lie on the floor with your feet on the couch. Slowly raise your butt towards the ceiling.

Chair
Tone your arms with an exercise using just a chair. With your back to the chair, lower yourself and place your hands on the seat, facing forward. Bend your elbows and push back up. This can be done with your legs straight or bent at a ninety-degree angle.

Without furniture
For the next few exercises, all you need is a bit of space.
Run on the spot. Try and lift your knees as high as you can. Keep your back straight. Do this twice for forty seconds with twenty seconds rest in between.
Plank. Stretch out on the floor. Either hold your upper-body on your forearms, or raise yourself higher onto your palms. Keep your back straight and hold the position for up to one minute.
Mountain climber. With your hands on the ground, raise your lower body and pump your legs like you are running or climbing. It’s a great workout for your core and legs.

Don’t over-do yourself, stretch before and after, and keep yourself well-hydrated.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Happy Mookata

* Do note that this is not a sponsored post and everything stated here is based on personal view

Happy Mookata 
Golden Mile Tower 6001, beach road #01-55D
Singapore 199589
Operating hours: 6pm-3am 



There is only outdoor seating available and if you are afraid of hot, I don't think this place 
will be suitable for you. The smoke will go right in-front of your face and you will feel super uncomfortable. 



Mon-Thur $24.90 
Fri-Sun $25.90
Free flow of drink $3.00
Overall, you will need to spend about $30 for everything. 

Whether to know is worth a not, scroll down to read and see more. 




 These are the seafood available. Out of the 4 choices, I only ate 3 except the prawns because 
I am too lazy to peel and moment like this I wish my boyfriend is here to peel it for me ! 



Coming to Mookata Buffet, should drink their Thai Milk Tea instead of other soft drinks !
 I am one of them who came here drinking the soft drink first before trying their Milk Tea.
 After the first cup, I went to fill up my cups with Thai Milk Tea and I did not regret the choice. 
The Thai Milk Tea is so good and thinking about it I have already finish about 3 to 4 cups ! Totally worth it ! 



Food choices they providing are 6 different types of meat, eggs, tofu, hot dog, fish ball, meat ball,
 corns, mushroom and many more others you can see from the picture above. If you look clearly
 at the picture, there is something that most of the Singaporean will buy back from Bangkok Supermarket. They won't buy just a few packet but in bulk purchases. It is actually the Maggii. 

Personally, I feel that the choices is limited. After a while, I feel bored about the meat and at the end 
I didn't eat a lot. Maybe just drink a lot of Thai Milk Tea and 2 Cups of Ice-cream that's all. 


Ice-Cream
My favorite chocolate and Raisins



 My Personal Review 

As you can see the metal cover can be very hot after cooking for sometime and thankful we actually shifted away from us at the beginning , if not we might burn ourselves if we are not careful. Starting when we are cooking the meat, my poor hands got burn by the oil and because of this I am quite afraid to do the cooking. Will it be nice if we can pay someone to do the cooking for us instead? After eating, I smell really like BBQ. Super strong and there is no pipe around to collect all the smoke. There is no way to take public transport home man, the people will suffer if they share the same bus or cabinet. My advice is to bring a set of new clothing and perfume. 

 The food choice is very limited but I think most importantly is the freshness. Previously when i ate mookata , I don't see any cheese but this time round I saw generous portion that is just enough for 3 person plus I am not a cheese lover so there is no need to ask for top up. If you are a cheese lover, you can eat all you can without topping up anymore money! Another thing that is super powerful is the chili sauce. I am in love with it even though I am not a fan of chili. 

Overall, I think their Thai Milk Tea and their Chili is the best. The food choice are so - so only. 
I will rate everything 7/10 ! 

I think is worth the try ! Come and rate it yourself ! 





 Cindy, Bettina and Myself :) 


Friday, June 23, 2017

Mizuno Wave Horizon running clinic

Thanks Lincoln from #coffeetearunners for the opportunity for me to be here to attend the running clinic by David Shum who is the Brand Ambassador of Mizuno and at the same time trying out the new shoes from Mizuno ! Going to wear Mizuno Wave Horizon for 5km run later
with the rest of the participants! 



Super excited to see how the shoes look like




TA-DA 

I am in love with the combination color of orange and purple 
Can't wait to see how it looks like after putting on and the feel of the shoes! 
Those who don't know I have a low arch feet and for those unsuitable shoes my feet will hurt! 


David Shum start his clinic by introducing himself and slowly moving forward to share 
about different feet type. 

I knew mine was high arch because last year I went to Mizuno retail store at Velocity Novena Square #01-15 to try out their machine to understand my feet type and through the testing the report showing that my feet is low arch. If you are interested to find out what type of feet you are, feel free to check them out at their retail store. 

Which type of shoes is suitable for what kind of run? 

The right bottom shoes which is red in color on the screen, I have 1 in yellow color. I wore this pair to do light running in the gym and at the same time for fashion! The yellow pair is really pretty! Thinking of it, I indeed have a few pairs of Mizuno shoes! 



This is what so good about Mizuno Wave Horizon shoes! 

1. Wave plate 
- Cushioning and stability 

2. Snug fit 
- fit nicely to secure your ankle 

3. Stable ride 

4. Solid Construction 



Talking about the different runner's injury 

After sharing, we did some warm up before heading off to run 5 km! 


Let's go! 


David was sharing with us how we should run when running in a normal path and 
how we should position our legs when we running up slope. 

He demonstrate to us and everyone is paying attention to what he is doing. All of us absorb as much as we can so that later on when running back, we can put into practice. 


Running under such a hot weather can really drain myself out man. I think next time in order to fight those external factor I will need to listen to music. I need a new running ear piece, anyone got any brand recommendation? 


Worn Mizuno Wave Horizon for the run and use Garmin 235 to track my distance, 
timing and pace! Will share my review at the end of this post. 


David also show us some of the core exercise we can do that can help us in our running 


Photo credit to Lincoln! 
Pacer for this clinic from #coffeetearunners 


Photo credit to Andy 
Jump shot! 

Photo credit to Andy 
Picture with the participants for the clinic! 




Weekly Thursday run with #coffeetearunners at Vivo City boardwalk entrance at 7pm! We can be easily spotted with our super bright and nice #coffeetearunner tee! We are runners with different background coming together to achieve the same goal. You will not need to be a super-fast runner to join us because I also not a fast runner but I want to improve myself! So I have to always keep pace with the pacer and keep pushing myself out of my own comfort. I glad I did it to keep up the pace of 6.30 until the last lap! If I can do it, you can do it too ! You can drop me an email tiffanythedeepfriedtofu@gmail.com :) 



Esther and Myself 

Review on Mizuno Wave Horizon

To me, the design of the shoes is equally important other than just making sure that it fit my feet! The moment you wear it out of your house, it will represent you and the feel of wearing it's different. Something you are proud of. I believe all the ladies will know what I am talking about. Is like you buying a Prada bag and bringing out for shopping. The feel... That is what I am talking about! 

And also it is very important to know what type of feet you are in order to get the right shoes for you. If you have arch problem like me then I will need to find shoes which have more support. Previously, I did search high and low for support shoes that is suitable for my feet. I tried a few brand and their support is still not enough for me. I have no choice to get one that I feel it is the best. I wear it for run and I can feel the pain on my arch and pain coming from my low back. All the time during the run, I can feel the pain on my arch. It is no joke and this has been happening for almost a year. The only solution for this is to find the right shoes or get an insole. I worn Mizuno Wave Horizon to run and I don't feel any pain during the run but after the run I can feel a bit of cramp at my arch area. In order to "remove" the pain, I decided to get an insole support. 
The reason why I want to get the insole support is because the features of the shoes is really good and personally I really like the stability and snug it. I want to invest a bit to perfect the shoes for my feet. 

For those normal feet, you can totally tried this shoes out. It feels very different from other brands that I personally tried. My feet feel more secure and feel more stable when you run ! If you are interested in getting, you can get it from World Of Sports. 

Disclaimer : This is not a paid post and everything is written based on my personal opinion and experience.