Hello all, i am Melissa, the not so young newcomer to NUS X and i am very proud n happy to be part of the cross fam! Let me just intro a bit on why i joined, as mr quek asked me on tues.
My close friend Jiaqi and i were cca-less after handing over from prev cca, so we were looking ard for a cca, her x ctry enquiry should be on an earlier blog post here. She’s the sprinter, i prefer long-dis 🙂 Howeva, she went to do taekwondo IVP and feelin that time is not on my side, only 1 yr left, i decided to train more intensively in dec, jan and feb before joining. 20 years of a sedentary lifestyle, i decided to embark on running proper upon joining NUS and i did manage to lose weight without dieting :):):)
3-4 times a wk easy runs at src after 6, i have ‘spied’ no, seen, guo chen (hope din spell ur name wrongly), patrick, connie, carol, melvin etc doing warm ups and trials. Being shy, I dare not approach them but just trained on my own first. I joined X for the passion, not for the cca points, and i am happy if i can get to rep. Nus in mini x ctry races!
N finally during recess wk i felt training on my own was boring enough alr so here i am!
N oh the akira swift race was an amazing experience, the last time i ran in a x ctry event was 5 years ago, AC’s X ctry event. But it was not my best timing because the long warm ups with the fast guys before reace sapped my energy and I knew that I was not at my peak at the starting line, could feel it. So guys, pls dont be alarmed when you see my timing, it should be more than 20 min I think ;p
see ya all every tues, thurs n fri 🙂 n i think i found my calling where CCA is concerned.
Thx Melvin for teaching me how to do the drills on tues, i hope i din look like some clown with poor motor coordination 😛