Those were the days! – Part 1: I was an athlete…

I think if I were to tell my new acquaintances I just made during my hiking trip to Ulu Bendul Recreational Park, that I used to be very fit, they would be disdainfully snorting at this statement… because what they witnessed was how I panted and gasped for breath along the ascent of Gunung Angsi  (gonna blog about the trip soon)

 

BUT, it’s a rock solid fact that I USED TO BE VERY FIT My level of fitness peaked especially when I was in my 4th year of university study. Ok, or at least I was not this weak last time. Let’s reminisce together, may I present to you, Samantha’s golden age:-

Gaya. Mutu. keunggulan!

 

The fact that I was born as a mere slightly-above-average runner has never eroded my interest in excelling in athletics. Thank god that I met my couch, En. Shahzan Amir Abdul Rahman in my university. But being a pronounced slack person, it’s only on my 4th year that I really devoted myself, heart and soul for all the hell-like trainings and gym sessions, before that I banyak curi ayam ler…

Gym session: Even at his 60-ies, my couch’s still very well-maintained.

My couch managed to remold my style of running and assisting me in winning medals. It’s quite a flattering experience winning the 1st ever gold medal for my university in Sukan MASUM, an inter-varsities sports event. When I finally started to shine a bit in the sports event in my 4th year, there were athletes who approached me and:-

 

“Hey! Do you still remember me?”

“Hi! Yea, sure!”

“I heard you improve a lot! Remember we were still struggling to reach the finishing line last year during the final?”

 

or

 

“1 gold medal for KUiTTHO? By whom?”

Hard works paid off!

 

Being physically fit, I monopolied most of the athletic competitions in my university and even events organized by external parties:

Regular gold medalists for sports carnival.

Seremban Half Marathon: I finished 12th for my category. I ran 11km non-stop that time!

I volunteered myself to represent Faculty of Engineering in their Sports Carnival when I was sent to University of Indonesia as exchange student.

And I did not expect THIS to happen: I almost broke the record of the event and managed to beat my best time also!

 

BUT, you look at me now! I really feel bad for myself nowadays for my poor stamina and endurance. I joined yoga class 2 weeks ago. I almost fainted at the end of 1st class…   My heart failed to pump sufficient oxygen for my body’s consumption. Malu lah….

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2 Responses to “Those were the days! – Part 1: I was an athlete…”


  1. 1 Kathleen December 15, 2007 at 1:50 am

    Gal, u stil very good..keep it up

  2. 2 sc December 15, 2007 at 10:42 am

    haha. old liao la…. =P


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